How do I focus on the status bar with keyboard?

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http://askubuntu.com – Connecting to internet is only the time when I really need to use my mouse. I give priority to my keyboard. I only use mouse when I'm tired of using keyboard or in the condition I listed above. Actually I can't focus on the status bar. What's the keyboard shortcut to focus there? (By status bar, I mean the panel where time, network status etc. are shown.) (HowTos)