Shorten Current Safari URL with Droplr – An imperfect solution
I don't know why Droplr's official shorten link extension for Safari doesn't work for me. So I try to use Keyboard Maestro to find an easier solution.
The result is not perfect:
- Droplr's icon can be shown in the Dock, so that the menu item can be selected with KM.
- Since the input field of Shorten Link is not auto activated, so I have to use the Move and Click action. (yah, I don't like it.)
But anyway, it works for me now, and you guys may need it, too.
Shorten Current Safari URL with Droplr.kmmacros (5.0 KB)
Have you @haohailong tried it over sharing? That's what I do when I want to share a Safari link or image:
Droplr Share.kmmacros (48,1 KB)
The link is also stored in the clipboard so that you can use it in further actions.
It's awesome and really save my bacon. Thanks a lot.
I'm stupid and forget the whole share menu, and even tried to get some possible solution from the API document.
Thank you again.
That's what the forum is for @haohailong
No, that wasn't stupid This has happened to me very often, that I have worked myself into something too much without looking to the right or left.
An alternative solution was then so simple.
I am very happy that I could help you
Glad to get your kind reply, and I also learned two German words.
I'll say it's not...
Yuck – what a horrible UI Droplr has for this.
I tried working with the Menulet, and it breaks UI scripting (and other) conventions.
It looks to me like @appleianer's sharing menu suggestion is probably the best option.
If you copy a URL to the clipboard and activate the main Droplr hotkey, it will automatically create a shortened URL.
Thank you for sharing your idea Chris. I agree that @appleianer ' s idea is the best option. As for the main hotkey, I tried, but just doesn't work for me.
And again the UI is terrible.