copy paste hotkeys

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  1. macrumors member

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    Does anybody know of an app that will let me assign hotkeys to always paste the same information?

    For example, I have 4 addresses that I use. It would be nice if I could use Control + A for the first address, Control + B for the second address, Control + C for the third address, Control + D for the fourth.

    A google search comes up with apps like CopyPaste Pro, Jumpcut, etc. I'm not interested in one of these clipboard storage apps because it's probably faster to just type in the address rather than open the menubar, find the copied address, click on it, close the menubar, and get back to my document.

    Thank you.
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You can use a text expander app, such as one of these.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe the following text expanding / text macro applications* can help:

    *
     
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    senseless

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    I'm still looking for something that will allow me to assign function buttons to perform actions. Example: type "1-3600" then "TAB"(key). This is for accounting entries.

    Quick keys used to work, but not with Mountain Lion. Is there an external device like a mouse or keypad that can be custom assigned for a few repetitive tasks?
     
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    blueroom

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    Better Touch Tool might work.
     
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    senseless

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    Nope, same Lion problem: Cons
    Only works with Snow Leopard

    It could be that Lion and Mountain Lion's security prevents some of these programs from functioning.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    I had the same need and ended up using KeyRemap4MacBook, it's free, although I found trying to get it to do what I wanted to be possible it took some time to figure out how to accomplish.

    Gary
     
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    blueroom

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    BTT works fine on my ML.

    It's a little quirky but this worked for me.

    BTT
    • select the app you want to write macros for
      keyboard
      Add new shortcut - your key combination
      Here's the quirk - 1 keypress at a time
      Add new shortcut e.g.
      1
      Attach another action
      2
      Attach another action
      3
      Attach another action
      [tab]
      Attach another action
      4
     
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    senseless

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    I couldn't get it to work for me. It wouldn't accept anything except function keys as input. The docs state Snow Leopard only, so I guess Mountain Lion is hit or miss. I'll keep trying. Thanks.
     
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    blueroom

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    I'm running 0.921 on 10.8.2
    BTT works like a charm.
     
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