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The keyboard shortcut "Show Notification Center" you can set under System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Mission Control stopped working for me after a restart.

I tried resetting to defaults, changing the short cut and finally exiting all running apps and processes - nothing seems to bring back the short cut.

Does anybody know how to debug this or a plist where I can manually edit this?

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Resetting PRAM does not solve the issue for everyone (including another poster in the above thread, and myself).

I worked around it locally by using the MacOS Automator to create a new Workflow. The workflow had a single "Run Applescript" action in it where the applescript is as follows:

on run {input, parameters}
    tell application "System Events"
        tell process "Notification Center"
            click menu bar item 1 of menu bar 1
        end tell
    end tell    
end run

Then I saved the workflow and used BetterTouchTool ( to bind a "Start Automator Workflow" trigger to a a keyboard shortcut.

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Resetting PRAM didn't work for me either. Chris Kline's solution is great, but I don't think the AppleScript is compatible with Mavericks or Yosemite.

This AppleScript works in Yosemite:

tell application "System Events"
    click menu bar item 1 of menu bar 2 of application process "SystemUIServer"
end tell

BetterTouchTool, as Chris mentioned, or Alfred ( can be used to assign a hotkey to the script.

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