An application developed by Apple for Mac OS X that implements the creation of workflows.

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Drag to convert Automator Action into Applescript

In Automator, there is a way to quickly convert an Action into its equivalent Applescript in Automator, I think by dragging it in some tricky way. I saw this some time ago but have now forgotten. I'...
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How can I automate recurrent steps in Yosemite?

I have a set of URLs bookmarked in chrome and I do many times a day: Open Chrome Open bookmarks Search a specific bookmark among my folders Click on bookmark Is there a way to do these ...
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How to switch straight to a keyboard in mac

I use 3 different language keyboards (japanese, english, chinese), all with their own special input method editors (IMEs). I have a fast switch between Japanese and English by just hitting either left ...
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How do I connect a VPN connection using AppleScript?

The Problem A number of defined Applescripts out there to tell your VPN connection to start connecting. The problem is, a lot of these seem to be designed with older versions of Mac OS in mind. This ...
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AppleScript to export script editor script as application

I have a binary that I want wrapped up as an Application, so I thought this was a good use case for AppleScript. I want to automate how Script Editor lets you export an AppleScript as a .app bundle. ...
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Automating Terminal Commands with AppleScript

I have an Arduino-based device (www.picobrew.com) and needs firmware updating. The company wrote a little app to do it for Windows users, but us OS X users are out in the cold. Fortunately, we were ...
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npm commain in Automator

Hi, I would like to write an automator workflow which allows me to install node packages. I tried with $ npm insall but doesn't work any idea how I could solve this?
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Using Automator to take a screen shot from Adobe Digital Editions, Page Down and repeat

Is there any way to have OS X's Automator.app repeatedly take screen shots of a book in Adobe Digital Editions? So me doing the task involves: Cmd + Shift + 4 space bar mouse click page down repeat… ...
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telnet shell-script in Automator

I'm partly new to Automator and since there is no application for Mac to control my Pioneer AVR I use some commands in the Terminal. But I'd like to automate some of my commands with the terminal. I ...
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Convert image type and save to relative folder with automator

I found a question and working answer here How to create an Automator service to convert images from one file type into another file type using the right-click contextual menu? but it is saving the ...
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How can I monitor the size of a file?

I run a particular abandoned open source project (StreamBaby) on my home media server, a Mac Mini. It's awesome but has one unfortunate issue which occasionally causes the app to generate an ...
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Move files from a single folder to multiple folders, based on filename

I have batch of files named A-01.pdf, A-02.pdf, B-01.pdf, B-02.pdf.... Then I have folder structure 01, 02, 03,.... How can I move all the files with 01 in there name to folder 01, all with 02 to ...
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Can I use automator to select text then search spotlight for it?

Basically, I have a spreadsheet of file names. I want to select a file name and search 4 folders simultaneously for it. I'd prefer for all the results to be listed in 1 Finder or 1 Spotlight window, ...
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How can I run a set of terminal commands using one click?

So I have this program I use to watch movies on my Apple TV that runs from my Mac in Terminal and goes to the TV. Well whenever you wanna start the server up you have to run a set of commands in ...
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How to add an application specific service contextual menu for an automator created service

I have just created a service for my text editor. I would like to be able to add a services item in the text editor contextual menu when right clicking. Can this be done?
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How to assign a service keyboard shortcut for a specific application (non global)

I would like to assign a keyboard shortcut to an automator created service. This must be working only for the application the service was created for. It should override the default application ...
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How to pass user input to Apple Script then execute?

How do I configure Automator to ask for a text input (example: enter website url) and pass the answer to an AppleScript that executes this command: video-dl (user input) So, this would be executed ...
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Applescript to change subject line

I have been looking up for the last two days and found a few applescripts that claimed to change the subject lines. But none of them seem to be able to change/set the subject line. What do you guys ...
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Is there a way to see the automator script in text?

If i create some type of workflow on Automator, can I see the script in plain text? For example, maybe get the script and push it out through Apple Remote Desktop to a remote computer?
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Why is my Apple Watch Siri voice-to-text fast, but taking subsequent action is slow?

When I speak on my Apple watch - the text to speech is quite fast. (To me this seems like the harder Computer Science problem, and my understanding is that it is going over the wire - back to Apple - ...
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Simple Way to Package an Executable as a .app [closed]

I created and compiled a very simple c++ game into a single executable. I've tested in on several macs and it works if the person just manually double clicks the file. However, because the game ...
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How does one Copy, Paste and Tab using AppleScript?

I am looking to automate Copy, Paste, Tab and Left in Microsoft Excel and either Safari or Firefox using Applescript. I have limited experience in coding, and have recently complied a code, but ...
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Create service to create calendar event selecting text

I was wondering if it's possible to add a custom service for OS X that is able to create a new event in my (default) calendar when I select some text and right click on it in a webpage, document, ...
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How can I create a custom behavior for a URL scheme?

I would like a specific URL scheme, magnet:, to run a command in Terminal. For example: magnet:?xt=urn:bKKH Would execute: myCommand "magnet:?xt=urn:bKKH"
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Copying AFP Path with Automator

I'm updating a Service I created in Automator a few years ago that copies a file path with a certain format in order to be clickable in "Messages". The problem now is that it doesn't work with new ...
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How to create an OSX Application to wrap a call to a shell script?

My goal is to include in a zip file what amounts to a shortcut, instead of telling my customer(s) to open up Terminal and run a shell script. My deployable essentially looks like this: $ unzip ...
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AppleScript to create spacing format like “S P A C I N G”?

In order to format text documents in a more readable way it would be nice to format selected texts by an apple script executed via the context menu services in the following way: select "text" with ...
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Automator shell script - change file extension

I currently have a task that is working. It takes whatever files are added to particular folder and compresses them via Handbrake to another folder: for f in "$@" do HandBrakeCLI --preset="iPhone &...
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Use Applescript/Automator to select a window highlighted in the Finder

I have an applescript which extracts the name, associated process and and other information about a target window. As of now, the script selects the target window via a "choose from list" dialog that ...
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How to Revoke Automator warning dialog?

I clicked unwillingly on "Don't show this message" and now it does not appear. How can I revoke it to be shown as previously?
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Did Dropbox 3.8.5 break multiple instances?

For a while, I've been running two Dropbox accounts, a personal and a work account, and it's been great. The method that I'm using is with an Automator workflow that fires up on boot. All that's in ...
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How to make Automator choose specific file types?

I have a program made in Automator which: I move folder on to my Automator programm file. It takes all pics from all subfolders Copies them to same subfolders It resizes pics in all copied subfolder ...
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Automator to change PSD to JPG

I need a batch conversion tool to change PSD to JPG image files. I have not seen a simple Automator action for this.
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Run Applescript when Finder's 'Open new tab' or 'Open new window' is executed

I would like to run an Applescript when I either open a new or additional Finder window or when I open a new tab. Perhaps with Automator? How would I achieve this? FYI, El Capitan has a Finder ...
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Automator/AppleScript: Sync 3 folders when an item is added to one

Background I'm fairly new to the Automator/AppleScript tools. There are 3 folders on the Mac and external hard drives that should sync when a file is added to one. So, for example, when I add a ...
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CM storm devastator backlight

Im reposting another users question because I have the same problem but am brand new to the site and I dont have any reputation to answer/comment.I have gotten the keyboard to light up using xcode and ...
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Using Automator to call a Service

I use save my PDFs to my Evernote account. I would like to automate this process at the end of the day. Can I use Automator to call the existing service "Add to Evernote" at the end of the day?
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Anyone know how to script an OSX service to open Twitter links in Tweetbot?

I'm looking to primarily use this in Firefox, but would also be nice to use from links sent in Messages / emails. Tapbots has created a url scheme: tweetbot:///timeline anyone know how to create a ...
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Unable to save zip attachment using Automator

I’ve set up a a simple Automator script that saves Apple Mail (OS X Yosemite) attachments to a folder. It’s working great with images. However when I select a email which includes a *.zip file. the ...
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Automator action to Search with YouTube (Safari)

There is a contextual menu that allows user to search highlighted items with Google. I'd like to create a process that searches with YouTube with applesccript(automator). I tried doing something on ...
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Automator: Get filename

I'm creating a folder action to display a notification when a new file is downloaded and would like the notification to display the filename. I can't figure out how to extract the filename of the ...
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Use Automator to select camera in Quick Time Movie Recording

I'd like to create an application shortcut to directly show the screen of my connected iOS device using Quick Time's "New Moview Recording" function. I am already able to create an Automator script ...
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How do I use a numerical variable and a loop in automator?

Since scripting is not that powerful in case of Preview.app, I am trying to find the solution with Automator. Here's the problem: I've got a protected pdf file of 130 pages. It happens that I can't ...
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How to strip file extension in applescript (In Automator)?

EDIT: This is the working code for an AppleScript Automator service to encode (ffmpeg) a user selected file to a user selected directory, keeping the the original file name with a new extension.: on ...
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How can I echo shell script in Automator?

I have an Automator service which runs a shell script (ffmpeg command). I'm looking for a way to see the output of the terminal while ffmpeg does it's thing. Adding echo to the ffmpeg command doesn't ...
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Is it possible to skip a file rename when it's not there in Automator?

I have written a little Automator script that does the following tasks: Get Specified Finder Items - to get one file Rename Finder Items: Name Single Item - to rename that to .old Get Specified URLs ...
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Use OS X Automator to repetitively save plugin presets in NI Machine

I'm seeing the automator as my only help in quite a challenging task. In Native Instruments Maschine, you can use third party plugins like for instance Omnisphere. the gigantic downside of using non ...
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Open ipynb files by double clicking: Have custom items

I have been able to work out a method of opening IPython Notebook files (.ipynb) by double clicking on them using a combination of a python script and Automator.app. The python script is #!/usr/...
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Organizing TV Show with automator & tvnamer

Previously I used Hazel (http://www.noodlesoft.com/hazel.php) and tvnamer (https://github.com/dbr/tvnamer/) to sort and rename my TV Shows Collection. I'm trying to simplify the process by using ...
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How can I use Automator to open a website & log in everyday at a certain time?

I need to set up an auto log in for an Intranet web site so I can get right to work with no delays. I want Automator to open safari, go to the page, input log in and password credentials and hit log ...