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I am wondering if there is a keyboard shortcut to respond to a notification.

E.g. you get a notification that a chat messages has been recevied.

Press ??? and it will open the chat window.

Same sort of thing with email, wifi connected etc.

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This is an example question i a very good thing to implement. – Luis Alvarado Apr 12 '11 at 18:16
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No unfortunately not - notify-osd is specifically designed not to be interactive so there is no way you can interact with a notification at all, including clicking it, or activating it with a key binding etc - see the NotifyOSD wiki page and in particular the section on rationale.

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Actually there is...

If I understand you correctly and you use pidgin for example, then the notification icon will turn green when you received a chat message in pidgin. So just go Super + M, and that will select chat/mail notification.

So then you can select the person that contacted you and reply.

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Super + M opens the Dash music lense. Also your answer would much rather be a comment to alexmurray's earlier answer. – con-f-use Aug 27 '12 at 10:19

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