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If I'm typing a tweet in Mountain Lion's new Notification Center panel, is there a way to send the tweet without moving my hands to the trackpad to click the "send" button? I've tried return, enter, return, and other key combinations, but nothing obvious sends the message.

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In the process of trying to find an answer to this question I accidentally found a way to break the "Click to Tweet" button. I typed something in the tweet composer and then hit Esc, then the OS seemed to hang for a minute before closing Notification Center. Now I can click on the "Click to Tweet" button and it registers the click but the composer doesn't open. So, caution: don't try that combo if you care about tweeting. – Tortilla Jul 27 '12 at 7:48
I've managed to do that several times tonight. In Terminal, you can reset Notification Center with a killall NotificationCenter; open /System/Library/CoreServices/Notification\ – Daniel Jul 27 '12 at 7:54
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I didn't intend for this to become a self-answered question, but I think I found the answer:


The send mail shortcut works to send a Tweet also. Yay for discoverability.

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The mean thing is that even if you change this combination for I haven't found a way to change it for the tweet sheet. (Opened a question.) – GhostLyrics Aug 3 '12 at 13:58
Good observation, @GhostLyrics – Daniel Aug 3 '12 at 14:18
Is there a shortcut for the "Click to Tweet" button itself? – Roberto Aloi Aug 9 '12 at 21:50
@RobertoAloi See here — not a single key, but it can be scripted (and thus assigned a keyboard shortcut) – Daniel Aug 9 '12 at 22:14
You can do the whole process, from opening Notification Centre to sending the tweet, without taking your hands off the keyboard: – DrGuyBH Mar 23 '13 at 19:22

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