3 Automations for Using Grab Desktop Screen Captures

Apple’s Grab is still the best screenshot applications for taking timed screen captures. But thanks to Keyboard Maestro and Hazel, there are three features or steps that I automate to reduce the steps for taking and saving timed screenshots. I assume that most Mac users are familiar with these universal keyboard shortcuts for quickly taking screenshots. On the other …

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How Keyboard Maestro’s Active Application Switcher Is Better than Apple’s Switcher

I’ve never been a fan of Apple’s Application Switcher, mainly because it requires holding down the Command+Tab keys in order to use it. Instead, I use the Keyboard Maestro’s powerful Active Application Switcher. When you have several applications open at the same time, it can sometimes be a hassle to locate and switch between applications buried behind one another. …

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Convert a Line of Text to Title Case With Keyboard Maestro

When you’re brainstorming and typing titles, it’s a hassle to stop and capitalize the first letter of each word for the title. But with Keyboard Maestro, your line of text can be automatically converted to title case with either a hotkey or by typing a string of letters at the end of a line of text. …

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Reduce Mouse and Keyboard Clicking With These Automated Delete Actions

Isn’t annoying when you need to delete several items in an application, but then get hit with a confirmation dialogue box that requires yet another click? Well, either BetterTouchTool, Keyboard Maestro, and Dragon Dictate can automate the task for you, and save you some clicking. Confirmation Delete  The other morning I was going through my 1Password application and deleting login …

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Awesome New Keyboard Maestro 7.0 Worth the Upgrade

The granddaddy of all Mac automation programs, Keyboard Maestro has just released a new 7.0 upgrade that includes powerful new triggers and actions, and additional ways to filter your macros. Today’s 7.0 upgrade comes with a list of over a hundred new actions, macro additions, editor improvements, Engine additions, and minor changes and improvements. And for a program as powerful …

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20 Quick String Combinations for Triggering Keyboard Maestro Macros

In my humble opinion, triggering automations while typing is the best, fastest and most efficient way to use Keyboard Maestro. If you’re familiar with Keyboard Maestro, you know there are several ways to trigger macros, and one method includes typing a string of two more assigned letters. The string trigger means that you don’t have to remember a keyboard shortcut, …

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Let PopClip Perform Mac Actions For You

When you stop and think about it, using a computer nearly always involves selecting and copying text, performing Internet searches, formatting text, and tediously adding quotation marks and the like. Since using the cursor is at the heart of what we do on the Mac, the nifty application, PopClip ($4.99 Mac App Store, affiliate link), can …

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Control iTunes From Any Application With These Powerful Automations

Even with the popularity of Apple Music, it’s a hassle to switch to iTunes to select and start a playlist, pause music, or adjust the volume when you’re busy on your Mac. But with powerful automator programs like Keyboard Maestro, you can control iTunes from within any application, and stay on task while you listen to …

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