I’m quite happy with my recent switch to Keyboard Maestro. I’ll do a full review soon. The following is a fairly obvious script I’m sure most of you use. It simply gets the quoted form of the paths for all the Finder selection and puts it on the clipboard. Since I primarily use this with the shell I separate the paths with a space. I had used this in Quickeys but in Keyboard Maestro I use it with Brent Tepstra’s hyper meta key. So for me it’s mapped to ⇪C, which is a variation of the copy key. (I never use copy and paste in the Finder so I could have overloaded those, but this is probably safer)
I also put a related script as a Terminal text expansion for ]finder as I’m pretty sure that’s not something I’d type accidentally. I have an organizational setup where ;shortcut is for character expansions in Keyboard Maestro (i.e. no code running) and ]shortcut is for smarter expansion. It makes it a bit easier to tell at a glance what is going on. I had a bash function that did more or less the same thing but I kind of like this better for interactive use.
The following is the Applescript I use. I still hate Applescript of course but I’m reconciling myself to using it until (hopefully) Apple comes up with an alternative. This replaces an older Applescript I think I may have posted that was a little more convoluted to set the delimiters.
You’ll note that this is a gist. I was looking at using git to store my scripts but I think for short ones using a gist is better. I know some really don’t like gists being used to display code in blogs. But I’ve not seen a better solution suggested by anyone and I’ve come to not like using pre tags due to some problems MarsEdit has handling them correctly. The one big downside to using a gist is that it really doesn’t format Applescript terribly well.
Here’s the script I use in the terminal to type the Finder selection paths.
Finally here’s my much code to type the path for the front Finder window much more simply than what I tried to do in Quickeys a couple of weeks ago. It’s pretty much the same as how Drang did it in his original post. (Which honestly was what drove me to switch to Keyboard Maestro)