Activating incoming message and phone calls on the Mac

macOS and Mac Apps

Hi all,
When a New message is coming in, and you are using a mac book, is it possible to go to the message with a single key stroke? For example, if you are browsing the internet, and a message comes in, can you access the message? Also is there a similar key stroke for answering a phone call on the Mac?



Submitted by Tyler on Monday, October 5, 2020

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

When receiving a notification, you can press VO N and select it from the resulting menu to open the app that sent it.

Alternatively, you can access Notification Center either by flicking from right to left on your trackpad or choosing, "Notification Center," from the status menus, accessed by pressing VO M twice. Navigate to the notification in the table, and press VO Space, and the app that sent it should open.