Gnome Shell is getting better and better by a new contributor, Stéphane Démurget. Stephane has made only 11 commits in Gnome Shell (in the last 4 days!) and every single commit makes Gnome better.
This time Stephane added a new keybinding (opens to <Super>+n, closes to <Esc>) to focus and expand the active notification (bug #652082). This feature is simple …but so cool that I screencasting it!
Open an active chat with <Super+n> without taking your hands from keyboard. Fast & simple!
Responding without using mouse!
Tip: You can open Message Tray with <Super+m>, navigate to items with arrows, open them with Enter or Space, close them with Esc. Message Tray doesn’t close with <Super+m>; this is a bug that it will be fixed in 3.8.
Note: You don’t need Empathy Window open to chat, this is just for the demonstration!