Ask Mac Automator: Creating a Voice Command

I pleased to share my response to another Ask Mac Automator question. Though the workflow in response to this particular solution may not seem to apply to most people, it actually does, because it shows how the workflow in one application can be used in another to application to solve a particular problem. Here’s the problem: …

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Ask Mac Automator: Triggering a Folder Action

I don’t suppose it’s possible to share a macro for using KM to create and send an email based on a file being present in a particular folder? BTW loving the site! —Mark It’s always a pleasure to receive Ask Mac Automator questions, because they give me an idea of the workflow needs of my subscribers, and …

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Ask Mac Automator: How to Automatically Resize and Reposition a Window

It’s always great to receive Mac automation question from my subscribers. This most recent one asks: Hello! I’d like to know if there is a way to automatically open app windows so that when you open the app, the window is automatically sized and placed on the screen in a certain manner each time? For example, I like …

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BetterTouchTool and Keyboard Maestro

Ask Mac Automator: BetterTouchTool vs Keyboard Maestro

@macautotips do you see any benefit to using string triggers in BTT versus @keyboardmaestro ? — Shawn Myers RN MBA (@ShawnMyersRN) January 1, 2017 This is a great question, and quite easy to answer. But I want to elaborate on it some. In a Nutshell For those who are familiar with BetterTouchTool and Keyboard Maestro, here’s …

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Ask Mac Automator: How to Quickly Share Selected Text and URL In Safari

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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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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