The other day a client asked me to update her website with some workshop dates. That meant creating a new
event for each date. It was an easy task, but the hard part was to remember the half dozen dates required.
Of course I could simply have repeatedly switched between WordPress and her email, but I took the easier path of using Keyboard Maestro to display the clipboard in a separate floating window. I copied the relevant part of her email and displayed the floating window at the side of my screen then headed off to WordPress.
Making the macro was phenomenally simple — it’s a one-liner:
Display Text in Window
Set a trigger (I use a global macro palette) and you’re done.
This tiny macro has been incredibly useful where I want to manually enter information in one app that is derived from another app. I have a few shares, for example, that I track in a spreadsheet. My banking website shows current prices for the various shares on a single page. I just copy that part of the page, display the copied text in a floating window, then manually enter the values in my spreadsheet. Using the floating window means I don’t have to paste the data into the spreadsheet for reference and then delete it when finished.