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Keyboard Maestro Delayed Click Trick

I have a network printer in the other room, but while it prints envelopes it does not detect paper sizes. If an envelope is in the extra paper tray, it will be used the next time anything is printed. So to print an envelope, I first have to walk over to the printer, insert the envelope, walk back, print the envelope, walk back and get the envelope. Now this is all good exercise, but it‘s a bit of a nuisance.

So I set up Keyboard Maestro to execute the actions “Pause 20 seconds; Click the Mouse”. Now I can print the envelope, stopping just before clicking the Print button, leave the mouse hovering over the button and trigger the macro. Then walk over to the printer, insert the envelope, wait a few seconds and take the printed envelope back to my desk.

Having used Keyboard Maestro for many years, it is amazing to still come up with new uses, but I had not thought of this solution before so perhaps it gives others some ideas.

Posted Thursday, July 5, 2007. Permalink. Post a Comment.

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