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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Reduce Mouse and Keyboard Clicking With These Automated Delete Actions

Isn’t annoying when you need to delete several items in an application, but then get hit with a confirmation dialogue box that requires yet another click? Well, either BetterTouchTool, Keyboard Maestro, and Dragon Dictate can automate the task for you, and save you some clicking. Confirmation Delete  The other morning I was going through my 1Password application and deleting login …

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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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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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