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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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 note.app 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 Notes.app 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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My very first Automator Action

Get Finder window Path.

I had already  wrote some code for an application that could get the path of open Finder windows.

So when I saw a member on  Apple Stack Exchange wanted to get the top level finder window’s path.

I thought it would be simple to throw together something using part of the code in writing a new Automator Action.

It was..

The Action Get first Finder Window Path. Will return the Posix path of the front most open Finder window.

getFinderPath

It is a beta, But is working ok.

First download the Action

 versions

This is for 10.9.x   v103- Action is now placed in Files & Folders in the Automator library


Download “Get first Finder Window Path_10.9 BETA” Get-first-Finder-Window-Path.action_BETA_10.9_103.zip – Downloaded 686 times – 8 KB

This is for System : 10.8


Download “Get first Finder Window Path 10.8” GFFWPath_Action_1.0.2b10.8build.zip%22 – Downloaded 653 times –

This is for System : 10.6


Download “Get first Finder Window Path_10.6” GFFWPath_Action_1.0.2b10.6build.zip – Downloaded 369 times – 8 KB

Then

1, Open the zip and install it by double clicking on the action.

It will go into the Utilities Actions name ‘Get first Finder Window Path’

2, drag it as normal to the workflow area and add for example the ‘Copy to Clipboard’ action below it

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