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

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How do I collect all of my notes and highlights from iBooks?

I've got a lot of highlighting and notes in iBooks that I've read, and would like to be able to collect them in one easy to use and manipulate format (e.g for writing papers and citing quotes). For ...
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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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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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Record click action and replay via command line?

Every few minutes I need to click a button on Yosemite's menu bar and select an option. I'd like to automate this task by somehow recording this action and scheduling it to execute via cron / command ...
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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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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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Automator: Find Reminders by list?

I would like to retrieve all the Reminders in a specific reminders list with Automator. Searching for reminder, the available actions are “Delete Reminders”, “New Reminders Items”, “Filter Calendar ...
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Determine an Automator-based OS X service's own filesystem location

I'm trying to find a running Automator-based service's own filesystem location from inside that service. (Background: I'm trying to create duplicates of the same service and want each duplicate to ...
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Never allow speakers sound during specific hours

I don't want my computer play any sound through it's own speaker during work hours in weekdays. But I want to be able to listen to music using my headphones. I guess something can be done with ...
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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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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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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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Can I extract the body of an email message using Automator without an AppleScript?

I want to build a system where all emails that are sent to a specific folder are added to a Devon Think Pro Office database for archiving/searching. There is an add-in from the DTP folks that will ...
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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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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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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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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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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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how to quickly reboot from OSX to Windows and back

From Windows back to OSX is fairly easy. What I would like is a few less steps to get from OSX to Windows. Currently I launch system preferences -> startup disk - then select the bootcamp partition ...
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Trigger Automator workflow on HDD mount

I want to know if there is some way to trigger a workflow when an external HDD is plugged. I want to mirror one folder in my local machine to backup it. Target folder will be in the external HDD and ...
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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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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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Possible to run scripts on sleep and wake?

MacBook Pro 2010 running OS X Lion. Is it possible to run scripts on sleep and wake events? My specific application is that I've got Dropbox-synced Truecrypt volumes that I regularly use on both my ...
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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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In a Service, how to get a URL from rich text?

I'm interested in making a Service (using Automator if possible) that allows me to perform an action on a URL. If the URL exists as plain text, this works just fine. However, if the URL is a link in ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How to create applescripts for Outlook 2011 to replicate Quicksteps?

Outlook 2010+ for PCs includes Quickstep functionality, that allows you to create multistep rules or macros to easily perform actions on selected email(s). Examples are automatically categorize an ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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automatically share photos to Photos iCloud Shared Albums

I'd like to script the Yosemite Photos app so that every time I place images to a folder on my desktop, it automatically is imported into the Photos app and uploaded to a shared album. Is this ...
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Create a new (.txt) File in Finder - Keyboard Shortcut

I wanted to know if there is way to set keyboard shortcuts to make new files in Finder. For example, by default, you can create a new folder using CMD+Shift+N. Is there a keyboard shortcut to create a ...
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Show Results of Automator-Terminal command

TL;DR If I create a .app via Automator, how can I show results of a shell script in a dialog or terminal window? I am using Automator to run a shell script adb install /Directory/$1.apk and if I ...
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My Automator Workflow fails because it fails to find the git command within the 'Run Shell Script' command? Need help

I have an Automator workflow and one of the actions is to clone a repository. Here's the code for the 'Run Shell Script' action. The command is run within the Bash shell /bin/bash if that matters: ...
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Automator App — Printing From Safari Error

I am trying to use Automator to print a page from within a Flash based ebook reader. I do not know how to code so I am using the "Record" feature. I've heard the "Watch Me Do" feature is finicky, but ...
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How to make automator run an applescript that turns of mac?

I want to make an applescript that taps the apple in the corner, taps shut down, and then taps shut down. I can't record it, since it actually involves shutting down the computer, making the script ...
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How do you get a clickable path to a file or folder?

I already saw a lot of questions and answers about how to copy the path of a file or folder using Automator. I personally like to use the copy option under the action menu on top of your finder ...