Some prefer Magic Mouse or some 3rd party mouse to use with Mac / Macbooks while others prefer Magic Trackpad. Magic Mouse offers a bunch of gesture shortcuts for performing quick actions like Magic Trackpad. Yet Magic Mouse misses a few perks of Magic Trackpad’s gestures due to its form factor.
You can access (open) Mac’s notification centre with the swipe of two-finger from the right edge to left in a trackpad gesture. But Magic Mouse doesn’t offer anything like that. As I have to visit my notification centre frequently, I need a simple, quick, and easy way to open and see it.
One workaround I personally use is opening the notification centre by moving the mouse pointer to the hot corners.
I can now open the notification centre by just moving my mouse to the top-right corner instead of clicking on the ‘date – time’ to open it.
To set it up,
- Go to “Preference”
- Open “Desktop”
- Click on “Hot Corners” (find it on the bottom right side of the window)
- Select one corner (Top-right will be the most intuitive option)
- Scroll through the options and select “Notification Centre”
Done! Now try moving your mouse to the “Top-right” corner to open the Notification centre and do it again to close it.
Note: at the time of writing I am using macOS Monterey version 12.2.1. It almost works from v 12 to the latest version to date.