Pick your favorite launcher (Quicksilver, LaunchBar, etc.)… My current choice is QS, but I'm ok with methods for another launcher. Is there a method to launch/call the notification center from one of these applications?

I know there is a way to set a global hotkey, but another global key is the last thing I need… my current ones are already causing conflicts with one or two apps, and I'll never remember another one. Is there a way to index whatever script or system action is triggered by the two-finger swipe from the edge of the screen?

  • I'm sure you could write an apple script, and then connect said script to quicksilver – demure May 24 '13 at 21:55

Here is what you want:

tell application "System Events"
    tell process "Notification Center"
        click menu bar item 1 of menu bar 1
    end tell
end tell

Then, just save the script, then just add it to quicksilver's triggers.

  • Exactly what I was looking for, and it even works when I have Bartender hiding the menu bar icon. – Dustin Wheeler May 26 '13 at 15:46

Well, it wouldn't be pretty, but what I would do is to just assign a really esoteric keyboard command (something guaranteed not to conflict with your existing shortcuts) and then write applescript to invoke that keystroke.

tell application "System Events"
    keystroke "Some Rarely Used Letter" using {"command down, shift down, control down"}  --Or whatever
end tell

Then name the script "Open Notifications," add it to the QS catalogue and then you'll start bumping into it when you type "ONoto" or whatever you like to type.

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