20 Quick String Combinations for Triggering Keyboard Maestro Macros

In my humble opinion, triggering automations while typing is the best, fastest and most efficient way to use Keyboard Maestro. If you’re familiar with Keyboard Maestro, you know there are several ways to trigger macros, and one method includes typing a string of two more assigned letters. The string trigger means that you don’t have to remember a keyboard shortcut, …

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Let PopClip Perform Mac Actions For You

When you stop and think about it, using a computer nearly always involves selecting and copying text, performing Internet searches, formatting text, and tediously adding quotation marks and the like. Since using the cursor is at the heart of what we do on the Mac, the nifty application, PopClip ($4.99 Mac App Store, affiliate link), can …

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Control iTunes From Any Application With These Powerful Automations

Even with the popularity of Apple Music, it’s a hassle to switch to iTunes to select and start a playlist, pause music, or adjust the volume when you’re busy on your Mac. But with powerful automator programs like Keyboard Maestro, you can control iTunes from within any application, and stay on task while you listen to …

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Use TextExpander to Automatically Click the Return, Tab, or Enter Keys for Faster Typing

If you don’t always like lifting your fingers off the keyboard to press the Tab, Enter, Escape, or Return key, let TextExpander do it for it while you type. Sometimes while typing,  I don’t want to look down to hit the Tab key when it’s needed. I can sometimes press the key without looking, but typing …

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Create a Number List In Any Application Using Keyboard Maestro

Using the automation magic of Keyboard Maestro, you can create a macro that automatically inserts a numbered list in any application as you type. Though applications like Microsoft Word and Google Docs include a tool for creating automatic numbered lists, such a feature doesn’t exist in most other text editors or web browsers. When I’m brainstorming ideas or making …

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Poll: What Do You Primarily Use Mac Automation for?

As I develop this Mac Automation Tips blog, it will be helpful to know for what purpose my readers use Mac automation tools. I primarily use automation tools for writing and blogging, including articles, videos, and other daily tasks. Because my blogging work is  focused on repeatedly using similar terms and phrases, and performing similar  computer actions on a daily …

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How to Activate Keyboard Shortcuts in TextExpander 5 While Typing

The existing and new keyboard shortcuts for TextExpander 5 allow you to create, edit, and search snippets using keyboard shortcuts. But with Keyboard Maestro, you can actually keep your hands on the keys and activate the shortcuts while typing using simple string triggers. TextExpander Shortcuts TextExpander 5 has several new features that are explained on its …

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6 Time Saving Mac Automation Tools for Bloggers

The work of writing and producing blog posts consists of numerous and repetitive computer tasks that you might not realize can be automated on your Mac. There are several Mac applications you can use to reduce the amount of mouse clicking, manual launching of applications and windows,  and the work of keeping your desktop and other Finder folders …

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How to Automate Taking SnappyApp or Tiny Screenshots for Better Productivity

If you’re a content producer (blogger, web designer, writer, etc.), you owe it to yourself to use the nifty screenshot application, SnappyApp (Free) and/or Tiny for Mac. SnappyApp What makes SnappyApp different is that it automatically opens a screenshot when you take it, so you can view it for references purposes, and/or save it as an image …

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How to Automate Mac Tasks While Typing

Keyboard Maestro provides over a dozen ways to trigger a macro (automation). One of my favorites is the string trigger option, because it actually enables you to trigger an action as you type, without having to lift your fingers to type a keyboard shortcut. A string trigger consists of typing two or more keyboard letters assigned …

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