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

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Automator Services to transform text to Upper, Lower, and Sentence Case

What's the appropriate code to create Automator Services to transform the selected text to: Lower case Upper case Sentence case For Upper case this answer doesn't seem to work. I get this error: ...
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Can someone help me to translate this automator workflow to applescript?

What I want to do is select a bunch of images with varying dimensions and uniformly apply a percentage scale to resize them. The workflow comes very close to that. But I cant get more specific to ...
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Automator: “Run Shell Script” throws error because of missing “on” command

OSX 10.11.4 here. I'm trying to create a workflow for use with a hotkey, to run a simple shell script. Created via: Automator -> New Service -> Utilities -> Run Shell Script, then set to 'no input' ...
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How to create a service which starts an app without opening a selected file?

I'm trying to create a service, that opens an app (Terminal app). I created it with Automator. I selected "folder and files" and "finder" in the right-side menu. Since there doesn't seem to be a ...
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Automator/Applescript using Tags

I need an Automator/Applescript to move a file to a certain folder based on a specific tag it contains. The input would be the file. Anybody have any ideas? TIA, Jake
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Adding Bounce Message back to Mail in Yosemite

Does anyone have an updated version of this workflow for adding a Bounce Message feature to Apple Mail in OSX 10.10.3? Applescript: on run {input, parameters} tell application "Mail" ...
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Renaming files/names in bulk, any smarter solution?

I have few thousand files to rename. The thing is I have the old file names and new file names as columns in a spreadsheet. Without renaming them one by one. Is there a better way to do this? ...
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Emulating associative arrays in AppleScript

A problem that would be trivial to solve with key=>value pairs. For each item in list_a, find the matching item in list_b and compare a single attribute (calculate scale ratio for two sets of images). ...
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Automator PDF workflow should keep Acrobat cropping

I export pages from a PDF and crop them in Acrobat. The files are fairly large, so I resave them in Preview. With the Quartz filter Reduce File Size it gives me better quality than Acrobat's own ...
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Speed up Automator workflow

I've recorded some actions and made an Automator workflow out of it. It's basically some clicks, selecting something in drop-down menues and quitting the app. I run the workflow at 10x speed, but it's ...
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How can I automate taking screenshots of 10,000+ pages?

I am using mac OS X El Capitan and need to find a way to automate taking screenshots of 10,000 or more pages. The problem with all current solutions is that the webpage requires me to login using my ...
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Read iCloud Tabs in Automator

iCloud tabs are accessed through the user interface cloud button in Safari on OS X. Is there any way to write an Automator workflow that retrieves all the URLs shared in iCloud tabs on a given device ...
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How can I use Applescript to repeat an iMacro in Firefox 8 times?

I have an iMacro created in Firefox that needs to be repeated 8 times to function properly. How can I automate the playing of the iMacro 8 times with Applescript? I've tried recording my workflow, ...
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Is there a way to log all incoming Push Notifications in OS X El Capitan (v 10.11.4)?

I need the ability to write all incoming Push Notifications (APNS) to a log file. Basically, I would like to end up with an ongoing record of all the Push Notifications that I receive. What is the ...
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Launching App Automatically when Certain File Type is Found

In osx is there a way to launch an application automatically whenever a certain filetype is added to a particular folder? To be more specific, I'd like StuffIt to launch automatically when a .rar file ...
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Use AppleScript to send all emails in a folder at a certain time

I'd very much like to please develop an AppleScript to send all emails inside a specific mailbox whenever it is run. Then I can create a mailbox called "9AM", place emails inside there, and with a ...
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Automator service not showing in services menu

I know next to nothing about the OS X, but I've been asked to make a few different scripts for actions in Apple Mail. One is to bind a hotkey that will create a reminder with a followup time of two ...
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Automate Menu driven actions - XLD to verify flac with AccurateRip

I have ripped all my CDs over time, using different OSes (Linux, OS X, possibly even some with Windows 2000...) and different programs. I am now using XLD which verifies the rip using the AcurateRip ...
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Converting to .PDF and keeping original name — what am I doing wrong?

I have been piecing together what little I have learned of Automator along with pieces I've found in tutorials, but cannot seem to get this to work! If I test this as a workflow using a file from "Get ...
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Run Automator script when new files are added

I'm trying to make an automator script to import photos in Photos.app that are in my DropBox folder. Nothing spectacular you'd say - true. But I can't get it to work. On a change in the folder, the ...
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Automator or AppleScript to Remove Multiple Strings from File Names?

I deal with a lot of files (mostly images and video) with quite a few different words and phrases that I want to remove from the filenames. I keep finding Automator tutorials or AppleScripts to ...
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In Automator, how to get the folder contents after a “Run Shell Script” action

I have an Automator application where I'd like to drag a folder onto it and have it create a duplicate (sibling) of that folder with the duplicate's files renamed. For example, starting with the ...
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Wanted: Apple Script for copying file name and pasting it in Spotlight Comment box Mac OS X 10.8.5

Global Peace Mission Project looking for automating pre sorting movie file routines. Due to the instant impact inflow of third party YouTube contributions triggered by a blog launched March 22 after ...
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How to automate renaming a file based on its parent folder?

I have done a lot of research and cannot find a simple solution for renaming a file by its parent folder. Basically I am zipping a bunch of files from an online file manager and I receive them in a ...
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How to launch an application after a specific Disc was mounted using Automator

I'm newbie in Automator. There are many examples for simple actions. But I could not find examples or documentation for launching some applications after a specific disk was mounted. It will be very ...
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How to automat the selection of usb disk based on size

I am trying to automate a process where teachers delete content on memory sticks with different name then put the right content back (same each time) and rename the memory stick to UDISK. I want to ...
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Calling Python 3 script from AppleScript

I have a Python 3 script that I'd like to add as a Service using Automator. The idea is that I can right click on a text file, and an option will display to run my script on said file. The shebang ...
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Batch compress multiple folders into individual (but split) zip files

I have numerous folders that I need to compress into individual zip files but each zip archive needs to be split if it would be bigger than, say, 500MB. This answer, Batch compress multiple folders ...
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/usr/local/bin/ not found by Automator and Java but exists in Terminal [duplicate]

Automator Shell Script echo $PATH eval /usr/libexec/path_helper -s echo $PATH Results: after the first echo $PATH: /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin after the second echo $PATH: ...
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Shell command or series of commands similar to the Automator action “Get Link URLs from Webpages”

I have a long list of URLs. Contained within each of these webpages, there are links I need to extract. The Automator action Get Link URLs from Webpages is a very useful action for this task. ...
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How to use the mouse scrollwheel to trigger a macro/service?

I want to trigger "+" resp. "-" when I use the scrollwheel of my mouse (G700) together with CMD. Shortcuts triggered by key combinations only are simple, but using the scrollwheel as the trigger seems ...
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Trying to wake my Mac using Apple / Power Manager Script triggered by Folder Actions

I've been trying to tweak the following script to achieve this. (original script) tell application "Power Manager Scripting" tell workshop set myEvent to make new event with properties ...
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AppleScript/Automate Mail Tasks

I've been trying to help a coworker automate a weekly email compilation he sends out but haven't yet been able to figure out how address a few specific areas...first I'll explain the situation, then ...
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Need my automator script to display the regular shutdown prompt before shutting down

I'm using the script below to trigger a shutdown but I would like it to give me the normal warning menu with the 60 sec. countdown, I can't figure out the warning menu. tell application "finder" to ...
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Can automator run when Macbook lid is closed?

If i set an automator scrip to run each evening at 23:00 but my Macbook / Macbook Pro is closed (not off, but the lid has been closed) will / can the automator script still run ?
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How to use Applescript to find duplicate files and .mp3 files in my iTunes “Music” folder and subfolders?

I recently moved my iTunes music library onto a new computer set-up by copying the "iTunes Media" folder onto an external HD and then onto my local disk. When I opened iTunes for the first time, it ...
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How to create an Automator service to run a script on all files in a folder

I want to create a service using Automator to run a shell script on all files in a folder, say delete all log files. What I have done is Created a new service in automator. Added a "Run Shell ...
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Script, Workflow, or shortcut to change URL

My work has a proxy service that I need to use to access certain websites. Basically it adds extra parts the website url (after I've logged in)- I need to add something like proxy.go.com right before ...
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How to create a service (shown in the context menu on the URL) in Safari?

I want to create a service which will be shown in the context menu when I right-click on any link in the Safari (need get the URL into the service). This is my current contextual services menu on the ...
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With Automator from Android phone via Dropbox to Photos.app

For people who don’t have an iPhone, it seems useful to use cloud storage apps on their smartphone that automatically upload new photos taken with its camera, e.g. Dropbox. A Mac running the ...
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Can a script-based Service be used to invoke speech output of selected text using VoiceOver?

The usual text-to-speech feature doesn't work with the user-customized pronunciation from the VoiceOver settings. Could this shortcoming be worked around using a script and Service via Automator?
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Can I change the application icon of an Automator script?

I have created a couple of automator scripts. I was curios if there is a way to change the application icon, on those scripts, to something other than the robot.
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Remove All Illegal Characters from All Filenames in a Given Folder and subfolders

I Know this was was basically answered on the net and using automator with the shell script (Sanitize Filenames) works great, but I need it to also do all subfolders as well. And if possible trim the ...
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How can I use the automator to create text-to-speech service that talks faster than the current service?

The text-to-speech service has a speaking rate option that goes from slow to fast. But the fast option is not fast enough (its 300 words per minute). I just tried to create a service. I simply ...
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Clean up file names using Automator

I’m fairly new to Automator, in that I’ve used it only once before. What I’m trying to do is clean up a bunch of Android app assets, which are named like so: 01_something 1_something_else ...
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How to create a service that puts selected text into quotation marks?

I'd like to create a service that puts any text I select in TextEdit or web page text editors into quotation marks. I understand Automator is the tool to use, but how do I create this action using ...
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trim Mac files to move to Windows

I have a large number of Mac files that I need to remove illegal characters that Windows will not like and to shorten the file names while preserving the extension. I have found a Bash script that ...
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automatic daily email with value of Apple Numbers spreadsheet cell

How can I use Automator (or some other tool) to email the value of a cell in an Apple Numbers spreadsheet every day?
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How do I make a Run Shell Script Automator action that will change the username and password of a specific internet password item in Keychain?

I am trying to make an application that allows me to quickly switch between two logins on an 802.1X network. I already have a portion that prompts me for which account I would like to log in to and ...