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Trigger a Keyboard Maestro Macro with a Finder Shortcut / Icon

Using the Keyboard Maestro URL Handler (KMLink), you can create clickable shortcuts that you can use in Finder to trigger KM macros. Why would this be helpful? I have a macro that synchronizes my tracked time between two different applications. I wanted to trigger this with a simple mouse click, but didn’t want to tie it to a hotkey. I wanted it to feel more like “running an application.” So, I created the shortcut and moved it into my ~/Documents directory. Then, I right-clicked and chose “Get Info” and gave it a nice icon. Lastly, I dragged the item into my dock. Now I have a really nice icon that I can click whenever I want to sync my time.

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