Category Archives: Macros

Discussions of macros and scripts usually run via Keyboard Maestro, Launchbar or similar apps.

Keyboard Maestro Macros

A nice collection of Keyboard Maestro macros. Some of these are obvious and if you’d use them you’d probably figure them out. Some of them are a bit more clever so it’s worth reading through the list and perhaps downloading them.

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    Launchbar action for browsing your Keyboard Maestro macros. This seems really useful. I’ve not tried it out yet.
    Tags: maestro, keyboard, macros

Master Meta Key

A few years back at the predecessor of this blog1 I had a post on making a master meta key. It was largely inspired by a blog post by Brett Terpstra and also Dr. Drang. I’d just refer people To Brett’s great post but it’s a tad dated at this stage. For instance the applications he mentioned have been renamed. Since having a master meta key is so great, here’s an updated version of my old post.

I use a lot of macros and it’s nice to have keys that don’t conflict with the application. Its also nice to have memorable keys so you can actually remember what your shortcuts are.2 Mainly I just hate my caps lock key and wanted to make it more functional.

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  1. While I had a backup of the blog, the database format Word Perfect used had changed meaning I couldn’t easily restore the data at the new site. I’m sure it was the sort of thing that had I worked at it I could have fixed. However at the time I didn’t have much time and now I have enough posts here that it’d be a bit of a pain. Every now and then I have some ask where some post they linked to went. I can but say sorry. Most of the scripts are still up at GitHub though.
  2. If you use Keyboard Maestro a good tip is to both create a hotkey and a status menu item. Then you can look at the status menu to remember your keystroke.

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    Gave uses Keyboard Maestro to map caps lock to a right click.
    Tags: caps, click, lock, keyboard

Launchbar and Keyboard Maestro

Launchbar action for browsing your Keyboard Maestro macros. This seems really useful. I’ve not tried it out yet.

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  • 42
    A nice collection of Keyboard Maestro macros. Some of these are obvious and if you’d use them you’d probably figure them out. Some of them are a bit more clever so it’s worth reading through the list and perhaps downloading them.
    Tags: keyboard, macros, maestro