Keyboard Maestro is a very powerful app. I like it a lot and use it on a daly basis, mostly for navigating through the system with Finder ad for launching apps and some actions. Keyboard Maestro can be a nice window manager two. But I prefer Moom for this task, because it has the nice grid when hovering over a window's plus button (the one which is usually green). I use this function a lot to arrange applications for different tasks. The problem with Moom is, that it does no sync, nor it has an option to export the settings. That means that you'll have to recreate any changes form one Mac to another manually.
I finished the European/German rules. I was faster then I planned I would be, because the rules I had from earlier were not as bad as I thought.
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General Stuff about the Rules
I made Hazel rules for dates with the two formats:
- Gregorian little-endian, starting with day (Day-Month-Year, Europe)
- Middle-endian, starting with month (Month-Day-Year, U.S./English)
In addition both versions support the Gregorian big-endian, starting with year (Year-Month-Day) format.
I have just moved my website to squarespace. The old page can be reached here. Sadly, I couldn't move the old comments to the new site.
Let me know if You'll find a dead link or so.
And sorry for the (maybe) reappearing RSS articles. That is a side effect when moving old content to a new place :-)
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Here is a simple Keyboard Maestro macro, which opens the actual webpage in Chrome, and another one, which closes Chrome and switches back to Safari. This is e.g. handy, if you want to check a Flash-based webpage and Safari is your main browser, but you don’t want to install Flash.
Just that you know, I have modified my Caps Lock Key to a Hyper Key, like Brett Trepstra did. So pressing Caps Lock + C starts my macros (but be aware: when you want to make a “Hyper Key” shortcut with Keyboard Maestro, you still need to press the SHIFT + CTRL + ALT + CMD + SOMETHING-Key to define the trigger).
IdeasOnCanvas, the people behind MindNode Pro, made my mind map part of their MindNode Online Service Beta, which is a planned, free addition to MindNode. Thank You for that :-)
You can now view/browse the mind map here, or just click 'iPhone Settings Mind Map'’in the menu bar. You can search within the mind map for a word by pressing CMD+F (or CTRL+F on Windows Machines). It is still a beta, but it seems to work nicely.
To download the searchable PDF, click here.
To download a JPG file, click here.
Attention: Viewing the PDF with Adobe PDF Reader on Windows is a bit buggy. Try to adjust the Pixel/Inch settings to see the map. Click here to read a bit more on that topic.
Everybody heard (e.g. here
) of syncing errors, data loss, doubled entries with Calendar and iCloud. But even if iCloud gets more reliable one day, it is nice to have an additional, up-to-date backup of Your Calendar data. Of cause Time Machine does the job, too. But I like having an off-side in-the-cloud backup and I like Dropbox
(referral link). Maybe there are other ways to automatically do the backup, but on a quick web research I didn’t find anything for my needs. So I created a time triggered Keyboard Maestro
workflow, which does the job.
This article is about automatically backing up a Contacts app archive. The whole workflow is very similar to Automatically Backup Calendar to Dropbox with Keyboard Maestro, so I won’t go into details.
I was always frustrated about the way in which iOS and OS X handle iCloud tabs. If I want to open all (maximum) eight tabs from Safari on the iPhone on my Mac, it takes 24 taps. That is very uncomfortable and takes some time.
So - luck me - just when my frustration got very high, macstories.net released an interesting article about automation on iOS, which inspired for my solution.
And so, with the help of Pythonista (and it's creator in the forums), and Hazel on the Mac, I can push tabs from Safari on the iPhone to Safari on my Mac.