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Click the Apple and Notification Center menu items more easily System 10.8
This hint is an oldie but a goodie, and we could only find it mentioned in comments on older hints. If you don't know it, you'll want to; if you already knew it, pay it forward to Mac users who are spending too much time fussing with the mouse.

The Apple menu sits at the top left of your menu bar, and the Notification Center icon sits at the top right. For years, though, OS X has made clicking menu items in either position simpler than it might appear. You needn't move the mouse cursor to precisely the slim confines of either icon when you want to click on them. If you slam your mouse all the way to the top left corner of the screen, well beyond the perimeter of the Apple icon, and click—you'll still successfully trigger the Apple menu.

The same trick works with the Notification Center menu at the upper right: Move the mouse all the way to that corner, fretting not about whether your cursor is actually atop the icon, and your click will still register as desired.

Thus, in keeping with the tenets of Fitts's Law, you essentially have an infinite amount of clicking space to access either menu.
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Click the Apple and Notification Center menu items more easily
Authored by: dilvish1984 on Jul 10, '13 11:53:30AM

One exception: If you are viewing a window in Full Screen, then the Notification Center menu is shifted to the left and the Exit Full Screen button takes its place, so that is what will be activated if you slam your mouse to the far top right and click...



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Click the Apple and Notification Center menu items more easily
Authored by: mallured on Jul 11, '13 06:58:13PM

Another exception: I have PopChar hot corner in the upper left corner.



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Works with hot corners activated
Authored by: magnamous on Jul 11, '13 10:21:03PM

I use the Notifications corner as a hot corner to access Mission Control. This hint still works under those conditions. Throw the cursor into the corner, and once MC activates, click once to get out of it, and then click again to access Notification Center. The clicks can be in rapid succession.



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Works with hot corners activated
Authored by: magnamous on Jul 11, '13 10:21:34PM

I use the Notifications corner as a hot corner to access Mission Control. This hint still works under those conditions. Throw the cursor into the corner, and once MC activates, click once to get out of it, and then click again to access Notification Center. The clicks can be in rapid succession.



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