A keyboard shortcut for a markdown link in Drafts – Keyboard Maestro

Lately, I’ve been doing more of my writing in Drafts. One thing that I miss is a keyboard shortcut for a markdown link. In other writing apps like iA Writer, Byword, Ulysses, and etc, ⌘K is the keyboard shortcut for a markdown link. Since I use links fairly often I miss not having it when … Continue reading A keyboard shortcut for a markdown link in Drafts – Keyboard Maestro

Now you can exclude apps from clipboard history in Keyboard Maestro 8

One complaint I have with Keyboard Maestro is the way passwords are handled in the clipboard history. Clipboard entries that resemble passwords are obscured, deleted after they reach position ten in the clipboard history, and not saved to disk. You can option click on an obscured password to reveal it. This way of handling passwords … Continue reading Now you can exclude apps from clipboard history in Keyboard Maestro 8

Quickly quit all open applications at once on your Mac – Keyboard Maestro

As a rule, I usually have quite a few apps and windows open on my Mac and I switch back and forth between them through out the day. When I was ready to shut my Mac down for the day I would have to close each of these apps and windows individually. I thought to … Continue reading Quickly quit all open applications at once on your Mac – Keyboard Maestro

Using a keyboard shortcut to trigger PopClip

In September 2017, I wrote a post on how to trigger PopClip when it didn’t appear using a Keyboard Maestro macro. With the release of PopClip version 2021.11 on November 3rd you can now set a keyboard shortcut in PopClip preferences. This comes in handy when PopClip fails to appear or disappears. Guide to using … Continue reading Using a keyboard shortcut to trigger PopClip

Toggle Control Center with a keyboard shortcut in Big Sur

I installed Big Sur on my 2015 MacBook Pro the other day. One area that I wanted to customize was the menubar. There is so much blank space between the icons, it’s a gigantic waste of space and looks awful. Even after installing Bartender 4 to organize my menubar I wanted to move some items … Continue reading Toggle Control Center with a keyboard shortcut in Big Sur

Launch your favorite Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts using Alfred

The other day I wrote about launching Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts using Keyboard Maestro. If you’re an Alfred user you can do the same thing with an Alfred workflow. Here’s my workflow to launch Safari with the hotkey ⌥S. You’ll need the PowerPack to do this. Step one is to create a new workflow. … Continue reading Launch your favorite Mac apps with keyboard shortcuts using Alfred

Grammarly now has a desktop app for Mac

I didn’t realize that Grammarly now has a desktop app for Mac until I ran across this post by timstringer on the Mac Power Users forum With the recent addition of Grammarly Desktop 44, Grammarly can now be used in many native Mac apps. This is something I’ve been wanting for years. It’s great that … Continue reading Grammarly now has a desktop app for Mac

🔗 Link Post: From TextExpander to Keyboard Maestro again

Another great Keyboard Maestro macro from Dr. Drang. I haven’t been using my MacBook Pro lately, but I definitely wanted to be sure that I have this macro in my toolbox in if I switch back from my iPad. It was straightforward to put together following Dr. Drang’s instructions included in the article. Dr. Drang … Continue reading 🔗 Link Post: From TextExpander to Keyboard Maestro again

iPad

Jack Baty writing at Coping Mechanism: Trying to live on the iPad for a while I’m drawn to the idea of being forced to do only thing at a time. iOS does that. I’d probably do more than one thing at once if I could, but “multi-tasking” on iOS remains an unusable mystery, so I’m … Continue reading iPad

How to get the trackpad to ignore touches while typing

Do you get frustrated with how the slightest touch of the palm of your hand or thumb on the trackpad causes the text cursor to jump to a different position when you’re typing? I have and it’s been bothering me for some time. Here’s how I solved this problem. I turned off “Tap to click” … Continue reading How to get the trackpad to ignore touches while typing