I would like to create a macro that takes a screen capture I create in Chrome, then switches to Mail, creates a new mail, addresses it to a specific person, types the subject line, pastes the content of the clipboard and then sends it. I’ve been trying to do this since I downloaded the program, but I’m obviously missing something. I’m computer savvy but not a programmer.
Also, I use Alfred to call, start or use certain programs or functions. How can I use the keyboard mapping I have (⌘ space) to call it, or should I just dissect the Alfred workflow and do it directly in Keyboard Maestro.
Thanks! I got the e-mail to be created but still have a couple of problems that I hope you can help me with.
After the e-mail is created, I'd like the cursor to be placed in the body and to paste the current contents of the clipboard. I've tried using the tab key (repeated 6 times) followed by the paste key, but it doesn't seem to work.
I don't seem to be able to get Signature to work, even though it is correctly configured in Mail. I've tried using "Default" but the result is the same.
This is my first macro, so please accept my thanks for helping to show me the ropes!
Tom, thanks so much for your input. I caught on after I posted that I could use the token as you suggested. The good news is I now have created my first macro which I will use every day! Thanks so much for your help!
There will be many macros to follow, each of them will (hopefully) make your life easier, but each of them also has the potential to make your life more complicated, because of all the traps, bugs, unknown territory you’ll come across.
Well I spoke too soon. What I’m trying to paste is an image. When I use the token %CurrentClipboard% it creates an error “No Text In Clipboard”. There doesn’t seem to be a token for pasting the last current content of the clipboard, which in my case will be an image.
So here’s the workflow I’d life to create.
Capture an image daily. Every day will be a new image
Paste that image into the body of the e-mail that has been generated by KM
I’ve created a named clipboard, but for the life of me I don’t see how to paste that content in the body of the e-mail. I am also concerned that the named clipboard won’t be updated every day but be a permanent image, or at least that’s what I see from the documentation.
JMichaelTX, thanks for the response. I’m positioning the cursor in the body of the mail with %|%. (See the pasted workflow above.) Shouldn’t that position the cursor where I want the image to be pasted. It’s too bad that this can’t be simplified with a token like %paste%. I understand the reason for named clipboards if the pasted image isn’t meant to be dynamic, but if all I want to do is paste the current system clipboard in the body, it sure seems overly complicated.