Ask Mac Automator: Copy and Paste Safari Data and Text

Hi, I’m trying to figure out a Keyboard Maestro macro that would 1. Copy the text selected (for example a paragraph from a feature article in Safari) and then 2. Also copy the web link to that article. you would then be able to share this via email or messages. In iOS, this is achievable …

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Guest Post: Michael Coyle on How I Use BetterTouchTool

As part of the site’s How I Automate series, I’m pleased to share my interview with Micheal Coyle, who is not only one of my very supportive Twitter contacts, but is also a Mac user who is making Mac automation a major part of his daily workflow. Micheal registered and completed my BetterTouchTool Finger Gestures Course, and he agreed to …

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Interview with Peter N. Lewis

Interview with Keyboard Maestro Developer, Peter N. Lewis

I’ve been using Keyboard Maestro for about five years now, and I’ve always wondered who developed the program, and what is the story behind its development. Well, the developer of Keyboard Maestro, Peter N. Lewis kindly agreed to an email interview exchange in which he shared how Keyboard Maestro came about, his role in further developing the program to …

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Ask Mac Automator: Automating Safari

This week’s Ask Mac Automator questions deal with Safari, an application that Keyboard Maestro and other automation programs can automate quite well. Bakari45: I have KM check Safari each time it’s brought to the front for a specified words in a title of a webpage. It might do the same for watching for a URL string. For …

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Guest Post: How I Use Hazel

The following article is the first in a series guest blog posts, called “How I Automate.” It’s intended for Mac Automation Tips readers and automation tool users to share how they use Mac automation in their daily workflow. I’m delighted to have student, Tiffany White, explain how she uses the folder action application, Hazel for various purposes. Folder Management You asked …

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Ask Mac Automator: Keyboard Shortcuts or Finger Gestures?

You can close Safari tabs quicker with BetterTouchTool. Here’s more that it can do: https://t.co/T9FN6yLaDh pic.twitter.com/jCa2lPlDTz — Automate Your Mac (@macautotips) May 18, 2016 @macautotips Quicker than Command+W? I find that hard to believe. — Martin McCallion (@devilgate) May 19, 2016 It’s really great to get this question from one of my Twitter followers, because …

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How to Automate Tasks On Your iMac Monitor

A s a user of a 27″ iMac monitor, I find the extra screen space to be both a benefit and challenge. But by using powerful automation tools, I can get around many of the problems of dragging my cursor across the screen to trigger menu items, resize windows, or delete items on my desktop. The screenshot below demonstrates …

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Ask Mac Automator: Alphabetizing a List of Items

I thank you so much for you emails on shortcuts. How can you put a list in alphabetical order with KM? I would appreciate your suggestions. Though Keyboard Maestro includes an action for formatting text, it can’t, as far as I can tell, alphabetize a list of items. But the nifty application, PopClip certainly can. PopClip can perform …

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