5 Quick Ways to Copy and Paste Text Using Keyboard Maestro

If you regularly copy and paste text on your Mac, these five Keyboard Maestro macros enable you to actually copy and paste text while typing. In the following video, I demonstrate how the macros work. Note: the guide I refer to in the video is available when you subscribe to MacAutomationTips. After subscribing you should get an email that includes a …

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Avoid Clicking, Clicking, and Clicking With Dwellclick

One of the most time consuming tasks when working on a computer is  constant mouse or trackpad clicking  to activate things. This why a powerful utility called DwellClick ($9.99) might be use to Mac power users. Working at the computer requires endless clicking of buttons, URL links, menu items, checklists, application icons, etc.. Some people don’t mind doing it, …

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Avoid Redundant Typing Using Keyboard Maestro’s Quick Record and Playback Feature

How many times have you found yourself repeating the same keystrokes and clicks to get a task done in a application? It happens often for me, and that’s when I turn to Keyboard Maestro’s Quick Record feature to save me time. The quick record feature is  a somewhat advance feature in KM, but it’s not difficult to learn. (Here’s …

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Quickly Paste Clipboard Items While You Type Using Alfred

When you’re in a writing flow, the powerful and handy, Mac tool, Alfred, can make it super easy to retrieve and paste previously copied text in its clipboard manager. Because I constantly copy and paste pieces of text in most of the writing I do, I use three clipboard managers (including iClip and Copy’em Paste) for different purposes. Alfred’s clipboard …

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Automate Your Week Using Keyboard Maestro Time Triggers

A to-do list is great for managing tasks, but automating your to-do list is better with Keyboard Maestro timed triggers. I use to-do lists not just because they remind me of tasks, but because  they also allow me to get reminders out of my head so I don’t have to think about them until they need to get done. …

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How to Use Named Clipboards in Keyboard Maestro

This tutorial is about Named Clipboards in Keyboard Maestro. But first I’m going to briefly describe the difference between the Mac’s system wide clipboard, and the basic clipboard feature in Keyboard Maestro. (Note: this article reposted from my old MacAutomationTips blog site. Here’s an introduction to Keyboard Maestro, if you’re new to the program.) Just …

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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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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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