Create a Notification Center keyboard shortcut
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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