Two Easy Ways To Access Notification Center [OS X Tips]


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The new Notification Center in OS X Lion is pretty cool, you gotta admit. It really integrates the notifications from your iPhone, iPad, and various Macs you might use during the day into one place.

While on a Mac, whether desktop or laptop, you can click on the Notification icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen, causing the whole display to shift to the left, and the dark linen background of Notification Center shows up on the right. There isn’t a keyboard shortcut to make this happen, but we’ve got two different ways you can activate it, even still.

The first way is to use a trackpad, either on your Macbook or with a MAgic Trackpad. Simply swipe two fingers from the right edge to the left edge of the trackpad and Notification Center will show up.

If you don’t have a trackpad – you’re using a mouse, or find the Magic Trackpad edge-to-edge kind of difficult, you can assign a Hot Corner to activate your notification display.

Open System Preferences from the Dock, Apple Menu, or Applications folder, and click on the Mission Control preference pane. Then click on the Hot Corners… button in the lower left. Choose a corner from the drop down window (I chose lower right), then click OK.

Now, whenever you park your mouse in that corner, Notification Center will show up. Pretty snazzy, right? Click somewhere out of Notification Center to make it close up.

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Via: Macworld Hints