Really liked the recommendation for the Taming The Terminal podcast. I use the terminal fairly regularly but definitely more in a “hacking” way. Looking forward to learning more about it.
Another great episode!
Hi, and thanks for the shoutout, glad you enjoyed the show.
Allison and Bart are a delight to listen to, and I know you’ll learn a lot from this series.
I also mentioned Kevin Skoglund and cannot recommend his courses enough if you want to learn more about regular expressions, and one of my favourites Unix utilities: awk.
Thank you, Tim!
That is where I discovered Expressions. I’ve enjoyed the way it’s laid out and its modern look.
You’re very welcome. Setapp is a great place to discover new apps.
p.s. Thanks for everything you shared, @JFBmusic!
Have been a long time MPU listener and love the automation focus here. Been a subscriber since Day 1.
Never posted but I thought I would share a Keyboard Maestro macro I created that saves me a bunch of time. Let’s say this and the HomeKit automation episode I listened to while cutting the grass got me motivated.
I use screenshots a lot in my day to day IT work. I send screenshots a lot to convey ideas. I also use iMessage with my international team every day, multiple times a day.
So with a quick Caps Lock + 4 (hat tip to Karabiner) will take a screenshot and put it to the clipboard. Then, KM takes over with a Caps Lock + M key (again thanks to Karabiner) and KM then:
- Opens the Messages app
- Presses CMD +N for a new message
- .3 second pause
- tab key
- .1 second pause
- tab key
- .1 second pause --> these two tabs get us the message content field where you can type your message.
- CMD+V for pasting from the clipboard.
- SHIFT+Tab twice to go back to the To: field so that you can type in the recipients email address or phone number.
Your on your own to send with whatever keyboard shortcut you’d like. This is a hot off the press rev. 00001 so please take this as it is (it works) and have fun modifying it to suit your own needs.
I can see some combination of TextExpander’s scripting so that I could answer questions and form fill from a list of recent recipient addresses, etc. but for now, I have a working macro that fills the need.
If you like it, you can download it here:
In other news, I’m using my QNAP to run 3 containers (homebrige, home assistant, and pi-hole) and will be going through all the Automators content to get my HomeKit-fu up to speed. Done with Google and Amazon, and will be exclusively HomeKit going forward (maybe )
Wanted to know if there are ScreenFlow Keyboard Maestro macros that have been shared? Macros that could be shared for everyone who uses KM and ScreenFlow?
Hello @bocciaman, and sorry for the long, long delay in replying…let me know if this shared macro works for you. The following was posted as a reply to the latest episode of the show:
Thanks you @IanSC for the Twitter reminder about posting ScreenFlow-centric Keyboard Maestro macros. It’s been a while since Automators 31…and since Rose mentioned the episode, I thought it was time I shared this, the macro I used most often while editing in ScreenFlow:
To all ScreenFlow users out there: what are some repetitive tasks you find yourself doing while using the app?
Hi again…another script I wanted to share today: a quick way to get to the Batch Export window in ScreenFlow, using AppleScript. My filter is always the same: Do I do this thing frequently enough to justify scripting it? Here, the answer is, again, “Yes!”
There is not much to write home about here. I put comments in the script:
- Since ScreenFlow is not addressable via AppleScript, I used the
do shell scriptcommand to open the app.
- I created a keyboard shortcut for the
File > Batch Export…menu in ScreenFlow and used System Events to call it using
- As mentioned in the comments, adjust that line of code to fit your desired keyboard shortcut. Since I set mine to Control-B, the line reads:
keystroke "b" using control down
That’s it! Again…not your massive script here, but one I use a lot and that saves me a little time. If I can avoid driving the mouse on my screen, my life is better.