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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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: 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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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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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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Ask Mac Automator: Changing the Wake Schedule

  Here is a Keyboard Maestro question for you. Say you want to start your computer at different times during the week using KM’s time trigger. Where you set it at 10:00 am to trigger the energy system preference pane, select schedule, change the time and save. Is that possible? If so, you can have …

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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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Ask Mac Automator: Butler or Alfred?

I’ve decided that it might be a good idea to post my responses to Ask Mac Automator questions I receive. I will only choose responses that might be useful to other Mac automators and/or that might be useful for discussion from other Mac automators. Some responses might not fully answer the question, but the response might shed some light on a particular …

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