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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Easily Type Numbers Without Looking At Your Keyboard

If you ask me what is my biggest reasons for using Mac automation, it would be because I don’t like looking down at my keyboard as I type. When I look down at the keyboard to locate a keyboard shortcut combination, click number keys, or to make sure I’m clicking the left or right bracket key, then I’m wasting a few seconds …

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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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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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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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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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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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My Favorite Mac Automation Updates and Other Mac Apps of 2015

Before the year comes to a close, I thought I’d post a list of my favorite Mac automation application updates of the year, as well as a few of my favorite applications I started using in 2015. I plan to make this review an annual topic, because it’s important to highlight a few of the most useful updates for the Mac automation …

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