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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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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How To Take Screenshots Without Pressing A Hotkey

If you take screenshots on a regular basis, moving your hand off your trackpad and then pressing the Command+Shift+4 shortcut is unnecessary, that is if you make use of one or more Mac automation programs to press the shortcut and initiate the shot for you. Be honest, how often do you have to look down at …

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Ask Mac Automator: Thoughts on Dragon Dictate 5

Are you still not happy with Dragon Dictate v5? I own v4 and did not upgrade after I read your review of Dictate. This question is based on my article I posted back in September, Should You Wait to Upgrade to Dragon Dictate 5.0? Yes!, which still receives many hits. I’m still not happy with Dragon Dictate …

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How to Trigger Keyboard Shortcuts While Typing

Traditionally, computer users fall into two camps: they are either heavy keyboard shortcut users, or they primarily use their mouse or trackpad to click menu items and navigate tasks on their desktop. But with Keyboard Maestro, there’s a third, faster option: string stringers. There’s no one right way to navigate your Mac, and most of us use a …

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Snappy Screenshots vs Mac Screenshots

If you’re a blogger, graphic designer, or a content producer, you probably take more screenshots in a week than general computer users do all year. This is why Apple’s default image capture feature is no longer the smart time-saving solution for screenshot captures. Instead, I highly recommend  the more robust application, Snappy. Snappy is a free download in the Mac …

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Clicking vs Tapping vs DwellClicking: Which Is Faster?

How many times do you tap and click on your mouse or trackpad while working at your Mac? No doubt hundreds of times day. Well there’s an application called DwellClick that will automatically click buttons, links, and drag pages for you. DwellClick is a product of Pilotmoon, the maker of the awesome, click saving application, PopClip. DwellClick clicks …

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TextExpander and Keyboard Maestro: How I Use Both

No doubt subscribers and followers of this site are aware of the recent changes SmileOnMyMac has made for the recent update to their highly popular and useful text expansion program, TextExpander. In case you don’t know, the new update, TextExpander 6, is subscription-based rather than a one-time purchase of the application. The basic Life Hacker subscription costs a …

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13 Copy and Paste Actions for Mac Power Users

Using multiple applications to copy and paste text and images can boost your productivity and save countless clicks, mouse movements, and typing. The following is a list of tips for how I copy and paste text as I write and edit articles, tweets, reports, and other content. The purpose is to provide you ideas for …

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SuperTab 2.0 vs the Dock for Mac Automators and Power Users

The Apple Dock  has been a long-time staple of OS X, but for Mac automators and power users, the Dock is embarrassingly limited when compared to an alternative application like SpriTec’s SuperTab. I’ve been a user of SuperTab for over a year now, and have referenced it in several previous articles for this site. But the recent 2.0 update of SuperTab warrants …

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