Close/Open all Notification Centre Alerts and Banners with a Keyboard Shortcut

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If there are times when you want to close or open in one fell swoop, all the on screen Alerts and banners that Notification centre has populated your screen with. But could not find a way.

One way you can  is by creating an Automator service to run the below  Applescripts and give them a keyboard shortcut in the System Preferences Keyboard shortcuts to do so.

Here is how.

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Sync random order Pictures on Multi Screen Desktops.

Apples built in ‘Change picture – random order’ option for your desktop Pictures is great.

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But what happens if you have more than one Screen/Monitor.  Well each screen needs you to turn this on separately . And the pictures for each screen will be independently random from each other.

We can fix that using Applescript and LaunchAgents we can turn off  the above and make each desktop picture change to a random image at a set interval and be the same image on each desktop.

Each desktop changes to the same image. If I switch to a new space on a desktop it’s image will change when the time comes.

Heres how..

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Get Notification when a specific wifi network becomes available

Ever wanted to be notified when a certain wifi network becomes available?.

Maybe you are at University and the wifi goes up and down randomly. Just like the person I originally wrote this code for who is charged for mobile data when using their iPhone as personal hotspot during the Uni. wifi outage.

Here is a simple way of doing just that.

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Broken Skype Applescripts Fix…

Some of you may know that  Skype have an API that you can access via Applescript. To do such tasks as send sms text messages.

You may have found that for some unexplained reason this has stopped working?


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Make a new note in from selected text.

I just noticed a post on cult of mac  which showed how to make a new Automator  ” System Service To Save Text to In Mountain Lion”

It is a nice idea but I was surprised that the Author used a copy to clipboard  Automator Action along with a  Run Applescript action

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There is  some redundancy in this workflow as well as unnecessary GUI commands.

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Control your Mac from any where with Hazel and Dropbox

This is a simple idea of how to control your Mac from your iPhone or iPad or another Mac any where just use Dropbox and Hazel .

Hazel watches whatever folders you tell it to, automatically organizing your files according to the rules you create. It features a rule interface similar to that of Apple Mail so you should feel right at home. Have Hazel move files around based on name, date, type, what site/email address it came from (Safari and Mail only) and much more. Automatically put your music in your Music folder, movies in Movies. Keep your downloads off the desktop and put them where they are supposed to be

Here is a simple example

The steps on your Mac.

Create a folder in dropbox :

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Applescript – Quit or Launch Application script.. ( Revised )

In my  previouse  post :  Applescript – Quit or Launch Application if another is or is not running

The script was limited to one master app. The one that if running or not  determines if the slave app launches or quits.

This new script allows you to add as many apps to the master app list and also to the slave list.