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An Apple application that allows users to create custom automations that use multiple steps across a wide variety of Apple and 3rd-party apps.

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AppleScript enter a keystroke as soon as a window opens

I would like to enter a keystroke {return} as soon as a window opens. Currently I set a delay for 20s and then keystroke {return}. But the opening time of the application varies from 10-25 sec. So I ...
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Shortcut/complication to start a specific training on Watch

I'd like to make a shortcut (and then add it as a complication to the Watch) to start, for example, "Outdoor Cycle - open goal". Is it possible?
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Bioutil (Touch ID) shell script in shortcuts.app on MacOS don't work

I have a problem with bioutil function. In Terminal, I am using two commands which are working: sudo bioutil -ws -u 0 # disables TouchID for unlock sudo bioutil -ws -u 1 # enables TouchID for ...
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Shortcuts.app Copy Image Text

The Shortcuts app can be run from the CLI: shortcuts run 'Extract Image Text' -i /Users/rich/Desktop/alpha.png -o /Users/rich/Desktop/imagetext.txt However, the structure of the actual Shortcut is ...
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sleep shortcut on macos 12 [duplicate]

I am new to macos 12 and I could not figure out how to set up a shortcut to put the system to sleep (or shut down), using the 'shortcuts' app thanks for help
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Batch Change Created Date using Automator and CSV File

I have 1,500-some Facebook photos all showing with the same date as they come from a data download. Through the magic of regular expressions, I have generated a CSV file where each row has the ...
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Open and close app at location with Shortcuts

I've been getting tired of having to open certain apps and switch network profiles when coming into the office and home. It's not a huge annoyance, more a lazy person's inconvenience. But I was ...
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Get latest episodes at top from 'Get episodes of' action in Shortcut

I have a simple Shortcuts app which shows the top 10 new podcasts from one of my podcasts. I am using the action 'Get Episodes of Podcast' to get those details. The problem is that it shows the latest ...
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Trouble with "Move Focus To Next Window" shortcut: it always pops up Finder App

This has been happening ~3 months ago, probably after a system update. Specifically, every time I press the Cmd+` combination, it will pop up two Finder windows and bring them upfront: Home and ...
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Shortcuts in the Shortcuts App disappear after being pinned?

I don't know whether this is a bug or whether it's intended behavior and I'm missing something fundamental here, but on Monterey 12.2.1 a ton of my shortcuts have disappeared entirely from the ...
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Skip to Nth Track in Apple Music playlist

I have created a very long playlist in Apple Music. I would like to tell Siri (or use a Shortcut of some sort) to skip to the 10th, 20th, 50th, etc. song so I can mix up where I join the playlist. Is ...
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Indicating "Done" from the keyboard for Shortcuts prompt

I have created a shortcut using Apple's Shortcuts app which takes user input and saves that input to Apple Reminders. It looks like this: The dialog that appears in the lower right of the screenshot ...
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Is it possible to make an App Shortcut to open a specific Google Doc? [duplicate]

There is a Google Doc that I edit frequently on my phone and I’d like to make an “App” for it on my Home Screen. I haven’t been able to use Safari to make a Home Screen shortcut because I’m linked ...
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macOS Shortcuts "Allow Running Scripts" preference keeps turning off

I have a simple shortcut set up in the menu bar that runs a shell script. However, every time I run the shorcut for the first time after startup, I get a notification that the shortcut cannot be run ...
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Shortcut to change display arrangement [duplicate]

I am using the m1 Air in conjunction with an external monitor. I often change the arrangement from my Mac being on the left of the display, to the right, to the front, etc. Is there a shortcut to ...
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How would I schedule or delay sending an iMessage from a locked iOS device?

On my iOS 15 device, I would like to compose an iMessage, but schedule delivery for another time. If I am awake in a different time zone than my iMessage recipient, I would like to delay sending of my ...
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macOS (M1) - Create custom shortcuts keyboard (not from recently open folders)

i want to create custom shortcuts to open folders in my mac M1 2020 13.3, so i goes to system pref' -> keyboard shortcuts -> App Shortcuts -> Create my key combination and name my folder. But ...
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"Shortcuts Events.app" keeps taking windows focus, but I'm not using Shortcuts

Every few minutes the application window I'm working in loses focus. With these troubleshooting tips I found out it's caused by the macOS Shortcuts.app. Apparently, the following app gains focus: ...
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Change MacBook screen scaling via AppleScript

I am trying to change my MacBook Pro 14"s scale setting via AppleScript. The setting should toggle two resolution settings. I found the following script here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/62664159/...
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Using Karabiner-Elements on Mac OS Big Sur

I want to control volume and brightness using a non-Mac keyboard. I found an answer on Stack Exchange, which recommended Karabiner-Elements as an app that will let you do such things: Bind Volume ...
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Is there a way of toggling dark mode using the Shortcuts app?

I've come across ways (AppleScript to toggle dark mode with fading and How to toggle dark mode on and invert colors using Automator) of toggling dark mode using Automator and AppleScript, but haven't ...
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Using iOS “Shortcuts” app, once I define a shortcut, how can I call it from the automations tab?

So basically what I have done is define a simple iOS “Shortcut” that has a name (“Ask the cleaning lady to come”). It simply cues up a short text message to a lady in my contacts and asks me if I want ...
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Is there a quick way to assign all open apps to the desktop on which they are currently open?

I generally use around six spaces at any time. Additionally, I use the dock option - 'Assign to This Desktop' - to save apps to different spaces. However, occasionally I move these apps or their ...
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How to share a scanned document from the Notes app with a shortcut

I have scanned PDFs I want to share to a shortcut to process them further. However, when sharing from the share sheet that props up when I click on the share button in the Notes app for my shortcut it ...
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Shell Script output in Mac Shortcuts

In the Shortcuts app, how do I interact with the output of a shell script? I can display the standard output, but I can't find a way to: use a path as a file (e.g. show file in finder, open file, etc....
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Can the new Mac OS Shortcuts be triggered from a folder similar to the legacy folder actions?

I would like to be able to set up an export from Lightroom Classic to a folder on disk that automatically imports the pictures to an Apple Photos album. Mac OS has a legacy feature called "folder ...
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Setting font colour of outgoing emails in Mac Mail

It is not possible to set a default colour, other than black, for outgoing email messages in Mac Mail (MacOS). Within Mail there are preferences for font and font size, but changing default colour is ...
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iOS shortcuts Open URL with deep link

I'm building an iOS Shortcut that will craft an Amazon Music URL for a specific song and then open it in the Amazon Music app. Here's an example URL: https://music.amazon.com/albums/B002N8TJ18?...
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Is there a way to execute a shortcut when a reminder is added?

I like how quick it is to input reminders in Apple Reminders, but otherwise, I am using a different app (Notion) to manage my tasks. It'd be amazing if I could immediately and automatically transfer ...
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Get Image vs Make Image Shortcut Functions for PDF Page Extraction

I was trying to extract pages from a PDF as an image (Instead of taking screenshots because I was a bit lazy and it was a long pdf ~50 pages) { //Because that's what Power Users do? ^_^ } when I ...
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ios shortcuts app - create playlist - results do not save to apple music library

I have attempted to recreate smart playlist functionality by using the ios shortcuts app. I have created a shortcut with 2 steps Find All Music filters set to find specific songs Get 25 Music Items ...
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Shortcut to convert image to JPG and AirDrop shrinks image

I've made a shortcut to AirDrop images in JPG from my iPhone to my MacBook. I want to keep using HEIC normally, but somewhat regularly want to get the JPG version quickly from my phone to my laptop. ...
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Is it possible to create a Shortcut that links a foto to a marker on a map?

I'd like to create an iOS / ipadOS Shortcut that, when called, lets me take a photograph, add a caption and store the device's current position as a map marker. The idea is to mark interesting ...
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How to enable a keyboard shortcut

After creating a keyboard shortcut to use in applications, how do I enable it? I created one to show a "Save As" option in all apps, and one to show it in Numbers. I used the standard ...
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How can I test that an AppleScript received valid input?

Background I asked How can I set up a shortcut on macOS Monterey to delete selected files? and was mostly able to solve the problem with this: Although the screenshot shows Fn+Del as the assigned ...
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"Find Windows" Shortcuts action hanging for a long time?

I'm trying to create a macOS shortcut (with the Shortcuts app) that opens a URL with Safari and then resizes the window. I'm finding that the shortcut hangs on "Find Windows" action for a ...
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Create shortcut to Settings > Keyboard > Text Replacement

Is there any way to create an Icon/Shortcut on my Homescreen which will directly get me to: Settings > Keyboard > Text replacements? Even with Shortcuts and so called automation I wasn‘t able to ...
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How can I set up a shortcut on macOS Monterey to delete selected files?

I have the following shortcut: The delete action seems to run when I click the "Yes" button in the dialog, just like it should. I know this because I was asked for permission to allow it to ...
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A shortcut to switch audio output and play podcast for 15min

I use to listen to podcast before sleep. But that actually means: On iPhone 12, open overcast app and start playing Switch audio output to homepod Set it to stop playing after 15min (I expect to be ...
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iOS shortcuts rename file

I have an iOS shortcut which converts a photo to JPEG and resizes it, asks where to save and for the filename. There are two oddities, however: The filename gets the .jpeg extension twice (I never ...
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Keep iPhone display on while connected to mac

Is there a native setting or a shortcut, that I can use to keep my iPhone display always on until I lock it, while it is connected to my macbook? This would be really helpful while developing apps for ...
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How to create non-repeating "Time of Day" automations?

I just discovered the "Time of Day" personal automations, and they are great. The only problem is that sometimes I'd like the automation to not be triggered recurrently. For example, when ...
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How to tell Photos MacOS to go to the date of a given photo in the library?

I have a rather large number of photos stored in Photos in iCloud. After having to rebuild my local library the connection from a given photo in a shared album back to the original in my library has ...
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Siri fails to execute a shortcut, throws an error

I'm having troubles executing Shortcuts with Siri. It seems like Siri/Shortcuts doesn't have full disk access or something similar. I create a shortcut with a name "Showcase" see image below....
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Hide menu bar only for full-screen videos

I like to have the menu bar present when using apps in full screen. So, I have the auto-hide option unchecked. However, when I want to view a netflix or youtube video in full screen, the menu bar is ...
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What are the JSDoc types of the parameters passed to run() in a JXA action?

When I add a Run JavaScript for Automation action to a Shortcut that I'm writing, it comes with a run() function: function run(input, parameters) { // Your script goes here return input; } ...
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Can I trigger a Shortcut from bash in macOS Monterey?

Specifically, I want to be able to control Focus programmatically, I thought I could trigger it via a Shortcut but can't find anything.
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Can't assign normal keyboard shortcuts on Monterey because "it's already used by a system-wide keyboard shortcut"

I just bought a new MacBook and it came with Monterey installed. Normally, I would set up "Cmd+\" to map to the 1Password Mini browser, to retrieve passwords. I also have shortcuts set up ...
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iOS Automation Shortcuts - Daylight Savings Time

I have an Automation Shortcut on my iPhone that uses the Time of Day trigger and is set to trigger at 1:30 each morning. This Sunday is a Daylight Savings Time change (I am in the US/New York ...
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Receiving multiple files, not just one, in a Shortcut on macOS 12 Monterey

I'm porting an Automator action to Shortcuts and I'm having a bit of trouble. Here's my Automator action: The snippet of zsh inside is: for f in "$@" do /usr/local/bin/oxipng -pD -o max ...
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