Now that I’m finally rid of the flu (and bronchitis) I got on the last week of 2013, I officially declare that 2014 has started for me. And with that, dear reader, I wish you a great new year!
Amongst the new features introduced in Keyboard Maestro 6, there is a set of actions and tokens designed to control Safari or Google Chrome and the webpages you opened in them.
These actions are very powerful, but interacting with webpages or controlling web applications from Keyboard Maestro is not always as easy as controlling desktop applications. So I wrote this two parts tutorial about it, showing what you can do with these actions (spoiler: pretty much anything), and how:
If you find yourself reproducing the same actions over and over again on some websites, this will show you how you can automate it. Enjoy!
I found that the display was broken on iPhones (which none of the iPhone simulators I've tried showed). This is now fixed.
Please let me know if you see problems on your device.
Keyboard Maestro 6 was released today, with over a hundred new features. Congrats to Peter N Lewis!
Some of these new features look rather minor (which doesn't take anything away from their usefulness), like new text tokens or new calculation functions; some are great but weren't quite unexpected, like new icons and improved UI, synching macros between Macs, or global support for styled text; and some are truly amazing and came as big surprises, like triggering Macros by Name, the Macro Debugger, or Plug In Actions.
See the full list of features and a video presentation on Keyboard Maestro's homepage.
If you don't use Keyboard Maestro yet, you really should give it a try because you're missing out a lot! There's a little bit of a learning curve, as always with such powerful tools, but in only a week or two you won't believe the boost in productivity it will have given you.
I've been running prerelease versions of KM6 for some time, and I love it! So I've put together a couple of tutorials on how to use two of its major new features, the Plug In Actions and the Macro Debugger. There's also a few changes to my Tips & Tricks for Keyboard Maestro page, and more will be added when time permits.
I just fixed a nasty bug in this site's RSS feeds that led stories with several categories to be missing. This may cause old stories to appear unread in the feeds. Sorry about that!
It's well known that how a font is designed can greatly affect its readability, and studies demonstrated that even minor differences could slow a reader down. You'd probably think that the easiest something is to read, the easiest it is also to remember, don't you? Well, that's where it gets interesting. Because according to this study, it's just the opposite.
Happy new year, everybody!
I hope it will be better than 2012 for all of us (except for those who made 2012 that bad, of course).
Welcome to FlipMartin.net, my new website!
After ten years of having been called FL!P and having been hosted at macrobyte.net by my friend Seth (whom I'll never thank enough), my site has now been redesigned from the ground up, both on the frontend and the backend, and got its own hosting. It's taken months, working on it only on my spare time, but an update was long due anyway and I think it was worth the trouble.
Also, the new site uses the latest Web technologies, including responsive design and Web accessibility, so it should now be usable on your phone or screen reader too, at last. You can see the responsive design in action on your computer by resizing the window, BTW (try it, it's pretty cool). The only thing I didn't make any effort to support is Internet Explorer, so if it's what you're using... well, let just say that I'm sorry but my site looks much better to others.
That being said, if you are one of my regular visitors, you shouldn't be lost because the whole site kept its original organisation and contents (please let me know if you run into a broken link, though).
However, note that user accounts have not been migrated. So if you want to post a comment (which you're very welcome to), you will have to create a new account. But don't worry, it's quick and easy. And harmless, as your email address will never be displayed, nor shared or sold.
Finally, if you subscribed to the old site's RSS feed(s), you'll have to update the url(s) in your RSS reader. See the RSS page for more information and for the urls.
I hope you'll enjoy the new site, and while I'm here I wish you the very best for 2013!