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
    Commented Jul 27, 2012 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\ Center.app/
    – Daniel
    Commented Jul 27, 2012 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.

  • The mean thing is that even if you change this combination for Mail.app I haven't found a way to change it for the tweet sheet. (Opened a question.) Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 13:58
  • Good observation, @GhostLyrics
    – Daniel
    Commented Aug 3, 2012 at 14:18
  • Is there a shortcut for the "Click to Tweet" button itself? Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 21:50
  • @RobertoAloi See here — not a single key, but it can be scripted (and thus assigned a keyboard shortcut)
    – Daniel
    Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 22:14
  • You can do the whole process, from opening Notification Centre to sending the tweet, without taking your hands off the keyboard: apple.stackexchange.com/a/86520/26500
    – Macrod
    Commented Mar 23, 2013 at 19:22

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