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Can I turn a USB keypad into a shortcut machine for complicated tasks?
July 16, 2014 9:00 AM   Subscribe

Let's say I want to highlight a piece of text and hit a button and have it place the text in quotes (or within code) and tweet it, is that possible? I'm on the newer OSXs. Curious about using either a cheap USB numeric keypad or a cheap USB controller like the Korg NanoKEY2 Slim Line. Is this possible?
posted by history is a weapon to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A hacky solution is to use AppleScript/AutoHotkey to automate "press Command-C, switch to new window, press Command-V" which gets you the highlighted text. There are plenty of ways to tweet from there.
posted by katrielalex at 9:42 AM on July 16

Yes. There are scads of ways you might do this, using Applescript and/or a macro-type program like Keyboard Maestro or Alfred (in the case of Alfred, I think you'd need to create a workflow using this).
posted by adamrice at 9:45 AM on July 16

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