Re: Mac users - UI question

Subject: Re: Mac users - UI question
From: Thorsten Konersmann <tk -at- documentation -dot- engineering>
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 18:06:04 +0200

I am only vaguely familiar with AutoHotKey. Are you talking about scripting Mac apps? I assume, the accessibility feature requires direct user interaction (i.e., press tab multiple times until the right item is selected).

macOSâ built-in scripting engine, on the other hand, is Automator. I have very little experience with it and understand that it is a little outdated and neglected by Apple. There should be plenty of support material available on Automator by Apple that can tell you whether it is feasible for what you want to do.

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> On 29. Mar 2018, at 17:56, 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
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> On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 11:50 AM, Thorsten Konersmann <
> tk -at- documentation -dot- engineering> wrote:
>
>> I wasnât aware of it until now. But it looks like what youâre looking for
>> is an accessibility feature of macOS:
>> https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204434
>>
>> On Thu 29. Mar 2018 at 16:46 Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>>> Can one run Mac apps totally from the keyboard, as Windows user can?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
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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

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