Re: Mac users - UI question

Subject: Re: Mac users - UI question
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:29:58 -0700

Mac OS has scripting capabilities built into the environment:
* AppleScript
* Python
* PHP
* bash shell
* Application scripting (VBA, etc.)

Users can map their keyboards to perform menu tasks by using App Shortcuts.

And I'm sure there are a multitude other utilities I don't use.

But you said you didn't need to know the how, only if it's possible. ;-)

-Tony



On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 9:23 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> < But Iâm sure you can use built in UI functions to switch bullets for
> check marks.>
>
> Sure. But it takes six mouse clicks just to do that in PPT. Now consider a
> slide deck of many hundreds of slides that need this treatment.
>
> Yes, one can write VBA macros...if one wants to study up on VBA. I don't,
> nor does my client. That's why the ease with which can use the FREE
> AutoHotkey is so attractive, IMO.
>
> Incidentally, this is for an article I'm writing. It's Windows-centric cuz
> that's how I roll. But I don't want to declare that one can't script Mac
> apps in the same way if that's feasible.
>
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> On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 12:15 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
>
> > Apple is intensely scriptable if thatâs what you want to do. But Iâm sure
> > you can use built in UI functions to switch bullets for check marks.
> >
> > -Tony
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 08:57 Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Good answer, Thorsten. But can one drive Mac apps from the keyboard?
> >>
> >> Using *AutoHotkey*, here is an example of what I can do in PowerPoint
> >> running in Windows:
> >>
> >> ^!k::
> >> Send,!HUNB{TAB}{DOWN}{RIGHT 3}!C{TAB}{RIGHT 4}{ENTER}{TAB 3}{ENTER}
> >> Return
> >>
> >>
> >> In relation to selected paras, pressing *Ctrl*+*Alt+K* places a blue
> >> checkmark bullet in front of each.
> >>
> >> Is something like that doable using some utility on a Mac? I don't need
> to
> >> know the utility, just if it's feasible.
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >>
> >> Chris Morton
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> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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References:
Mac users - UI question: From: Chris Morton
Re: Mac users - UI question: From: Thorsten Konersmann
Re: Mac users - UI question: From: Chris Morton
Re: Mac users - UI question: From: Tony Chung
Re: Mac users - UI question: From: Chris Morton

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