Do TextExpander Snippet
by Ian Kirkland
This plugin action is about as self-explanatory as they come: it executes a TextExpander snippet. This can be useful for a number of reasons such as triggering an expansion with a hotkey as opposed to a typed string. Who knows? You could probably create some interesting automations by pairing the action with things like Keyboard Maestro’s conditionals and Macro Information tokens.
To use, simply enter the snippet’s abbreviation into the text field and this action will do the rest. It’s worth noting that this plugin action executes TextExpander snippets via scripting, not by crudely simulating key presses.
Enter abbreviation. Boom! You’re all set.
- As stated above, this action uses a script under the hood, not a miniature monkey typing abbreviations
- I couldn’t find a way to trigger snippets by label / name without exhaustively looping into the DOM. If anyone knows a way, please let me know.
- If you come up with any creative uses for the action, please share them here in the comments
- Please report any bugs at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Action: Do TextExpander Snippet.zip (595.3 KB)
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