Mac automation makes me lazy, because that’s what computers should do. They should reduce the steps we have to take to get things done. For instance, nearly every other day I have to enter some data in a text box, and then hit the save button. It only takes about 15 seconds to complete the task, but why should I have to move my hands off the keyboard to click the Save button?
Well not anymore. With a Keyboard Maestro macro, I can click the Save button by typing three letters. Here’s how the macro looks:
I first tried using the Click Safari Link action, but it didn’t work. So I turned to the Move and Click Action. I took a screenshot of the Save button, and then I changed the “relative to the” part of the action to “found image’s center.” And then I dropped the Save screen shot into the image box.
I assigned a string trigger to the action, and now when I type “svv” (which immediately disappears) after inputting text, KM clicks the Save button for me, reducing one little annoying step I need to take.
I use this action setup to click other buttons in my daily workflow. It’s a nice little time saver.