Accessing pop up notifications

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I am busy working on making the transition from using zoom to using voiceover on my mac. When I get something like an e-mail. IMessage or reminder there appears a pop up notification in the top right of my screen. If voiceover is on at the time it pops up, the focus automatically goes there and i can deal with it. If i turn voiceover on after getting a popup, i have no clue how to bring voiceover focus there so i can deal with it. I know how to turn off pop ups in settings, but i actually find them quite useful.. Or i would when voiceover reads them. Can anyone tell me how to access them with VO?

Greetings from the Netherlands.



Submitted by Piotr Machacz on Monday, January 4, 2016

If you're referring to what's called an Alert in the English version of OS X, you can get to it with the window chooser (press control-option f2 twice quickly).

Submitted by Maanling on Monday, January 4, 2016

Yes!! THANK YOU! I'm getting VoiceOver training at a special oranization for blind people. My computer teachers says the pop ups are annoying because there's no way to get to them. Why do I think I want a new computer teacher? Thank you so much.