Scripting vs Other Automation Tools (like Keyboard Maestro)
We had a good discussion of this in the Keyboard Maestro Forum, so I thought I’d share this with you guys.
See my post: Keyboard Maestro vs Scripting
You might be interested to know that a number of very skilled scripting developers, like Chris Stone (@ccstone), are also heavy users of KM. I have found using both to make my automation tasks much easier and faster.
Just moved this from my topic on How Do I Get/Set Mouse Position?
For everyone’s benefit, Keyboard Maestro has a ton of very easy to use UI Actions/Token/Functions that cover screens, windows, menus, mouse, buttons, and more.
In general, I find it much easier to automate many of my Mac workflows using KM than I do AppleScript. But, when I need AppleScript (or any one of several other scripting languages), KM provides an “Execute Script” action that works very well, with very little overhead.
If you’re interested, take a look at these KM Wiki articles:
We actually have a lot of scripting discussions in the KM Forum. Please drop by to browse and/or contribute any time you’d like. You might be particularly interested in KM Forum topics tagged with:
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I encourage all to participate in this discussion, and share your experiences, preferences, questions.