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Create a Notification Center keyboard shortcut

5 August 2012 1,930 views 8 Comments

One of the most popular features in Mountain Lion is Notification Center. Here's how to create your own customer keyboard shortcut to access it…

One of the most useful and popular features in Mountain Lion is Notifications, a bit of iOS functionality brought Back to the Mac with the release of OS X 10.8. That said, you can access Notifications by clicking the bullet-point icon in the upper right corner of your Mac’s display.

There is also a Trackpad gesture (clip below) — from the far right edge of the Trackpad, swipe with two fingers to the left.

That’s two methods, but Apple sadly hasn’t built a keyboard shortcut for the Notification Center. However, OS X makes creating custom keyboard super simple:

• Go to System Preferences > Keyboard
• Click the Keyboard Shortcuts tab and select Mission Control (image above)
• Click Show Notification Center and click the text box to the right and enter the shortcut you want to use by pressing it

I chose Command + Option + F, because it’s easy to press and isn’t a combination I use in any other app.

Now, whenever you want to view activate OS X Mountain Lion Notification Center, just press your newly minted keyboard shortcut and up it pops without ever taking your hands off the keyboard — pretty slick.

via OS X Daily

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