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Bakari Chavanu
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Keyboard Maestro  - 
 
Your view about Mac automation?
I was thinking about writing an easy to follow book about using Keyboard Maestro for Mac automation. Do you think such a book would be useful? Seems like many Mac users are not taking advantage of Mac automaton. What's your view on it?
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Chrissy W's profile photoJeff Lambert's profile photo
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+Chrissy W I had switch to #Launchbar after the demise of QS, and tried it back when it was finally resurrected by the Opensource community. Great help from the developpers and all, but by the time I got back to it, my muscle memory were for Launchbar and I found QS more in my way then LB was so switched back. I guess it depends what you need and what you prefer. I don't use KM for the same thing as LB so IMO you need both.
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Eric Linder

Automator Workflows  - 
 
Hi all! Wondering if anyone has any interesting integrations between Lightroom and the new Photos app?
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I'd be interested to see some workflows involving Lightroom and Photos. I've yet to integrate. Prior to Photos and iCloud Library, it was all photos taken with the DSLR to Lightroom and the selected photos I processed were exported and uploaded to Flickr usually. All photos taken on iOS devices went into iCloud, along with any DSLR photos I wanted to bring into VSCO Cam, which I did for a bit as an experiment.

I think I will start importing to Photos all the photos from Lightroom that I deem worthy enough to export, share, etc. would love to automate the process though if possible. I'll figure out something.

Really surprised Photos doesn't support geotagging though! Giving HoudahGeo a try. 
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Steve Katz

Automator Workflows  - 
 
I have been turning off syncing by hand for quite some time. I finally can do this with one click.
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My computer is older and noticeably slower with those apps running in the background.
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Mandaris Moore

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I created an applescript that you can trigger with a mail rule to send emails to DayOne.

For me, I send emails to a certain email address and it goes directly to day one. It uses the date sent as the journal entry date. 

I can't use it because I'm on windows all day.
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Nice! Will have to check this out right now.
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Judy Tuccinardi

Introduce Yourself  - 
 
I am not a Mac automator but I am a wanna-be. I am new to Google+. I love my Macs, my iPhone, my iPad. I am a Mac-kind-of-gal. 
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Charles Gaines's profile photoJudy Tuccinardi's profile photo
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Hello to you both, +Andreas Zeitler & +Charles Gaines!!
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Chris Schram

Automator Workflows  - 
 
It looks like I may be unable to avoid multiple libraries with the New Photos.app.To that end I've whipped together this Automator workflow, which is anything but perfect.

For a cleaner look, I wanted to use the "choose from list" AppleScript command, but it does not work in this context.
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Petter Holstad

Keyboard Maestro  - 
 
I have a postal adress that is long, and often have to be written in different ways. It goes over four lines, sometimes written with a line break, other time just seperated by commas. Sometimes I only need the second and third line written in one line, sometime over to lines in a web form seperated with tabulator. I've now got six different TextExpander-snippets to fiy my need for adress writing, and in all the frustration I've made a simple KM cheat sheet to look up what the correct abriviation is. However I wonder if this would be a possible scenario for KM to help me with, but with my rescrited knowledge I've felt like I have tried everything. Someone who can help me?
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I need to check, because I think you can insert a keystroke in the expander action. 
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Bakari Chavanu
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Keyboard Maestro  - 
 
Quickly Navigate to First Safari Tab 
Aww, this Keyboard Maestro and BTT finger gesture is just too sweet. When say I'm working in WordPress, I make it the first tab in the Safari browser. Then when I navigate away from the tab, usually after opening a dozen other tabs, I can use the assigned finger gesture to quickly navigate back to the first tab. 

And because it's a global KM macro, I can navigate back to the first from within any application. It's a great setup for when you have to jump in and out of a browser stab. 

And course I also mapped the action to a DD voice command for when I don't feel like using my fingers. 

Let me know if you want me to set up tutorial for this. If you're familiar with both applications, the two screenshots should be enough. 
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That shortcut doesn't work on my Mac. Plus, with the global macro, I can get to the tab from within any application, and not have to stop and use the keyboard shortcut. The problem I have with keyboard shortcuts is that I typically have to look down to find the keys, and/or I have to lift my fingers off the keyboard as I type. 
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Charles Gaines

BetterTouchTool  - 
 
So here's some applescripts to open & close the notifications center & today view. I have them mapped to the LeapMotion through BetterTouchTool, but they can obviously work with any ol input device.
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oh, yep. 
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Bakari Chavanu
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Other Automation Apps  - 
 
 I set up this rule in Mail to more quickly access the people I interact with through emails. This means I don't need to look at other mail until later in the day or once in the morning. I put the Previous  Recipient folder in the Mail favorites bar.
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This group is for sharing tips and how-to's, and asking questions about Mac automation workflows and related issues. Please add as much as you take away from the community.

Andreas Zeitler

Other Automation Apps  - 
 
I use Day One to collect quotes. I also want to have a random quote on my desktop. At the moment GeekTool does that. 
On top I have a TextExpander snippet that outputs a random quote from my quotes as.

To export the quotes from Day One it always used to be a huge pain because I had to run the export through several regular expressions. Luckily there are ways to automate Day One. 

http://www.zettt.com/blog/day-one-automation/
Day One Automation written Day One (iOS, Mac) is a nice journaling app that I like to use to collect quotes, as well as my life log. Recently I& …
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Andreas Zeitler

Problems and Questions  - 
 
I found it cumbersome to share my current location with friends, so they can easier find me, out and about. You never know who has which device, and what maps app. With Drafts 4 it's super-easy to build a workflow that shares the location easily, and universally. I've tested this with Google Maps and Apple Maps. Just paste latitude and longitude coordinates in the search field and the app drops a pin. 

http://www.zettt.com/blog/share-location-ios/
Share Location on iOS written I’m often annoyed that I can’t share my location universally from my mobile device. It seems ridiculous …
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Chrissy W

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I'm back!, Sorry for the typos but I wasn't finished
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Inspect Element is Google screwing with the non-coders, right?  Why do we have this.   Why is it on our context menu?    I just spent an hour pressing buttons, opening scripts.    \(ツ)/  Nothing happened.   It looks like NASA's mission control.  .
        
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Chris Schram

Other Automation Apps  - 
 
I liked the fact that iPhoto put some kind of title under its thumbnail images, even it it was only the image's filename. The new Photos.app doesn't work that way. It will display an image's title only if the Title metadata field is populated and if View > Metadata > Titles is checked. This little AppleScript (which I adapted from a script out there on the web somewhere) works through the current Photos Library and fills in any missing or blank image titles with the image's filename. I also have a little more complicated version that works only on selected images. I'll publish that one if there is any interest from the community.

tell application "Photos"
set medTot to count of media items
repeat with mediaIndx from 1 to medTot
tell media item mediaIndx
if name = missing value or name = "" then
set name to filename
end if
delay 0.1
end tell
end repeat
end tell
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Evan Kline

Keyboard Maestro  - 
 
Any users of Default Folder X out there? The program has "folder sets," which are groups of default folders that you can switch between, such as a set for the office, and a set for home. I'm wondering if anyone more skilled than me has cooked up a way to use KM to automatically switch folder sets based upon the WiFi network you're on.
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Thanks +Tim Dellas, I'll check it out!
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Chris Schram

Automator Workflows  - 
 
Here is my latest attempt to choose one Photos Library from a list of many.  It took dome tinkering, but I was finally able to integrate the "choose from list" AppleScript command.
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Hey folks! If anybody is using Hazel with Evernote, or for photo-management, I'd love to hear about some of your rules and your overall workflow. thanks!
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Andreas Zeitler's profile photoCharles Bucher's profile photo
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Thanks +Domenico Bettinelli and +Andreas Zeitler -- I'll check out that link later. I hate my bed scanner so I tend to use PDFpen Scan+ or Prizmo (I love being able to correct text in the latter before uploading if needed) and upload to Dropbox, to process when I get to it. I have an Unfiled folder I'd like to put them all in, as well as downloaded statements, and have Hazel save them in Evernote and sort to nested folders (anything going in these nested folders is going in Evernote as well). I have it setup for pay stubs but that's it so far. When I have time I'll setup some more. I wonder if PDFPen's redact feature can be accessed programmatically. 
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Marzena Książkiewicz

Automator Workflows  - 
 
I am looking for help with creating an Automator service workflow to work on folders. I would like to loop through all image files in a selected folder, convert each file into a PDF file and name it with a base name (without extension) of the original file. I want to keep the original files and have the PDFs saved aside them in the same folder.
I have been trying to tailor to my needs whatever similar workflows I found on the web, but there is always something going wrong: either one big PDF file is created or the file gets a wrong name or is saved into a wrong location etc. Also, how do I set the Loop action to loop automatically 
as long as it goes through all the files in the folder, instead of specifying a certain number of loops or time?
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Marzena Książkiewicz's profile photoJan Koopmans's profile photo
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I think I misread your question. (The "selected" folder part) Hazel might still do the trick, but then from a base folder structure maybe? (Some sort of watch folder, from which the action is triggered.
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Bhavin Merchant

Other Automation Apps  - 
 
Bhavin Merchant originally shared:
 
Unlock Your Mac with Your Touch ID With This App

Last week we did a post on how to “Lock Your Mac When You Walk Away.” We got a lot of requests from you guys saying you want to Unlock your Mac with TouchID. Want to be able to unlock your Mac using Touch ID? Now you can. What more is that the App is free…
Last week we did a post on how to "Lock Your Mac When You Walk Away." We got a lot of requests from you guys saying you want to Unlock your Mac with TouchID. Want to be able to unlock your Mac usin...
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