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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jun 02, 2011
    automated keystroke entries...
    Good Afternoon Forum,

    I am new here, so sorry if the question is pedestrian…

    I am aware that 'keychain' often fills in email, login and password info.

    i have noticed however that at time it does not.

    my question is this:

    is there a way to program the "F1" key (for example) to enter an email address?

    similarly, is there a way to have other 'function' keys (or for that matter, any key combination) enter a password or other string of characters?

    i suspect the answer is apple scripts but i am unsure.

    thanks in advance…


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    EvenStranger's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 09, 2010
    Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd
    Check out Quicksilver... it's a scriptable app that lets you call up complex series of commands with just a few keystrokes. I don't know if it would help in this situation or not, but I'd look into it. Also makes a great app launcher, file finder, and juliennes fries. (Ok, not the last part - or at least I haven't found the script to do it.)

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    Lifeisabeach's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    The Republic of Neptune
    I swear by 1Password. Besides simply saving login names/passwords for various sites, you can also set up identities for filling in forms and maintain a database of software registration details.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
    Links: Onyx | EasyFind | Apple Hardware Test | How to test your hard drive | The Safe Mac » Adware Removal Guide | Uninstall MacKeeper
    Lifeisabeach - Mac-Forums Member of the Month June 2009, Feb 2012, and March 2013.

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