Tweaking Your Mac

Use iTunes as an Alarm Clock 15

Apple Script

Use iTunes as an Alarm Clock

Earlier today I mentioned about . Awaken is a small application that you can use to set iTunes to go off at a particular time. This means that you can use it as an alarm clock. Although Awaken is a good application the main function, or setting aniTunes alarm, can be done free with a little bit of scripting and know how. This post will show you the basics. You can then take it further as you see fit.

Close All But The Current Finder Window 10

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Close All But The Current Finder Window

If you Finder extensively to move around windows and files you will probably end up with a lot of Finder windows open. I like things neatly organised. The problem with this is that you can end up with a lot of screen clutter. With the help of the Internet I have come up with a quickApplescript that you can use to close every window but the one you are using. Its really simple to make and run.

iTunes To Twitter AppleScript 6

Apple Script

iTunes To Twitter AppleScript

I’m starting to like Twitter. Its kind of fun, and a good way to keep up to date. I have a Mac Tricks And Tips Twitter feed, if you want to keep upto date with the latest posts, news and updates. I will probably be using it a lot over the next couple of days as this site is updated. Anyway, I have been playing around with a couple of AppleScripts that are really fun. They are designed to post your current iTunes track to Twitter. The potential to run up hundreds of tweets is bound to happen.

Must Have Automator Actions 0

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Must Have Automator Actions

I have become fascinated with Automator, it is so powerful yet so simple. As a result if a bit of searching I have found a really good Automator action that you should install to aid with any workflows that you are creating.

Apple Script Random Number Generator 6

Apple Script

Apple Script Random Number Generator

Having started to mess about in automator, I wanted to mess about more in Apple Script. This little trick will hopefully teach you how to generate a random number and display it in a message box.

Creating A Basic Clickbot 3

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Creating A Basic Clickbot

Although the titles sounds like some l33t hacking tool, aimed at destroying some vital computer system, this post will be a little mundane. For a while I was searching Google for a way to build a click bot on my Mac. I didn’t want to use it for something malicious, I was just interested after coming across a couple of articles on this subject. To actually create a click bot requires literally only a couple of steps. I was amazed at myself for my own stupidity when I managed to find out how to do it.

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