So I’ve got an issue with iOS #shortcuts that I can’t figure out.
I created a #shortcut that simply opens a text box, where I can enter the title of a todo, which is then sent to Reminders. Very simple. (first screenshot)
I put a trigger for this shortcut as a widget on my Lock Screen. (second screenshot)
The issue is, the Lock Screen doesn’t stay active when the text box is open (third screenshot). If I take too long to enter text, it just dims the screen as usual, even if I’m mid-typing.
I created a cool #Shortcut that automatically takes you to the update page in the App Store when you open the App. 🚀 Sometimes though, you‘re hopping around between apps to checkout a few recommended Apps and don’t want to always end up on the updates page. That’s why I use #DataJar by @simonbs to store the last time the updates view was opened. ⌛️
Make sure to set up a personal automation when opening the App Store
I hope this gets fixed quickly… 🤬🤦♂️ Feedback ID: FB13185959
iOS 17 Shortcuts bug:
When I use the dictionary parameter when making a POST request with the set variable action as a value of one of the keys within the dictionary and then close the shortcut and go back into the shortcut the entire dictionary gets replace the by variable created by the set variable action.
Edit: Der Shortcut funktioniert offenbar nur bei ganz klassischen Weblinks ohne Referrer und auch nicht bei Kurzlinks etc., ich kann‘s aber nicht besser. Falls sich jemand auskennt, möge die Person den Kurzbefehl gerne verbessern und teilen.
Jusqu’à maintenant, j'utilisais Firefox comme navigateur et j'étais repassé sur Reminders depuis la WWDC, pour laisser une chance.
J'avais oublié que je peux utiliser "Quick Entry with Autofill" avec Brave ou Safari, et que je peux configurer un #Shortcut sur iPhone pour faire la même chose que "Remind Me Faster". Un clic et hop, je peux saisir.
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I published a new #shortcut last night that takes a date and looks in to your calendar to generate a short text-snippet of your availability that day.
I have a video explainer on the page, but the point is that I don't ever want to create a list of times I’m available for a meeting ever again!
One year ago, we took three months off and traveled through Southern Africa! 🇿🇦🇳🇦🇧🇼🇿🇼🇿🇲🇲🇼🇹🇿
Every day, I use a #Shortcut to surface a few random photos from the day one year ago. Additionally, I utilize the @drafts action to open my journal entry of that day. It allows me to reflect on what we saw and learned. 😍
In the upcoming weeks, I'll be sharing some photos from that incredible trip. Stay tuned! 🤩
Does anyone know in #MacOS of a way to use ShortCuts/Automator/AppleScript to launch all the files/aliases in a specific folder?
On the MacPowerUsers' podcast they shared #Shortcut of a handy #AppleScript that runs a specific Moom Snapshot of given windows arranged. It works great, and prior to this I have a folder in my taskbar of aliases of ~dozen programs I like open while coding, after opening that folder I use cmd-A and cmd-O to run them, but is there a way to automate this step?
🎵 Add Song: https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/50d43ad828774c608f0e0538e83c7d12
💿 Add Album: https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/077d45ed742949b1bd92d9b4cde8b86b
🧑🎤 Add Artist: https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/c1d76beeab0b4cdca011dad9246a3476
I've created another #iOS #shortcuts — "Simple arXiv Summary". When on an #arxiv page, it collects the content of the abstract and passes it to the #Bing #AI app and requests, "Explain this abstract from an academic paper in terms a high school student would understand." The Bing #LLM then generates a summary. No API keys required, just need the app. You can get the #shortcut here: https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/33c30aafa77a486fba32e5af032be244
I updated @viticci’s “#YouTube Watch Later” #shortcut* to work on #macOS as well: https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/710e78751bae4775b28e08e75b48891e
Get things done! 💪
Want to know how to fix keyboard conflicts in Vivaldi?
Jack Wallen from Tech Republic explains how! 👇
@jasonraimondi My most used #Shortcut right now is a little one I wrote to calculate my #Mileage for work travel. I enter starting odometer reading when I head out, and the ending reading and destination when I return. It does the math and saves it to a CSV file in #Dropbox. At the end of the month it adds up the total and I print off a nifty little spreadsheet to turn in for reimbursement.
In case you're still a fan of "both sides".
This iOS shortcut lets you post to your Twitter and Mastodon accounts at the same time https://9to5mac.com/2023/05/24/shortcut-post-twitter-mastodon/
#OrganicMaps directed us to our next destination (a special lake) via a long and steep climb on the main road.
To avoid this, we followed the hiking route from Fundão via Alto das Piçarrinhas to Penhas da Saúde. This #shortcut was challenging to ride, we had to push our bikes frequently. After a chilly night #camping in a pine forest at an altitude of ~850m, we spent the second day mostly pushing our bikes again. although we enjoyed being alone with nature and listening to the birds singing.
So I made a home screen shortcut to the @dimillian GitHub, and it fails the same way - tap it and the color changes for a moment but nothing else happens.
But both of them work properly from inside the iPhone #Shortcuts app, and both work even on the home screen on my iPad (also 16.4.1).
Do you see this issue?
But the shortcut had been modified so that the Target field in its Properties sheet appeared blank.
Apparently there's a little bug in Windows. Microsoft already knows about it, because it was revealed in a blog post by researcher @firstname.lastname@example.org a year ago. If you mess around with a shortcut and prepend a big chunk of "space" characters, the Target field still works but the command will be hidden from the end user.
The threat actor used this exact technique.
The command executed by the Windows shortcut is a PowerShell "Invoke-WebRequest" download of a VBS.
We did get a copy of the original Zip archive from the #MDR investigation. The attacker (or the cloud provider) had already pulled down the file by the time we got to it but the customer still had a copy. We then began looking for similar files on OSINT sources and found a bunch more.
The Zip files contained two files, each. One is a Windows #shortcut file, and the other was a benign file.
The benign file was an MP3 recording of a live music performance - a file that sounds like someone playing an Oud, the stringed instrument similar to a lute used widely in the middle east. (If any musical aficionados can confirm the instrument or identify the song, reach out to @threatresearch and let him know.)
We've uploaded the recording here: http://sndup.net/dh43
But although the file was legitimately an MP3, you can see they were named with the wrong file suffix. If you double-click the benign file, Windows says it can't open it. So it encourages the recipient to double-click the other icon, the one that looks like it's supposed to be a PDF document.
It wasn't a PDF document.
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Once this is done it uses an App Intent to send this to my app Volante which is a trip journal app. I need to have all my car trips logged for tax reasons.
It took me some time to figure it out, but it works 😍
An easy but useful #Apple #Shortcut for iOS / iCloud+ subscribers. Get the most of the “Hide my Email” option! It’s easy to use when you’re in Safari or email, but sometimes you need to use the feature outside of those scenarios.
This shortcut opens the dialog directly, without having to dig through your settings. Note that it might take a few seconds for the modal window to pop up, but it will!
@Ofsevit if you’re on iOS or macOS, this #Shortcut by @justin might help https://mastodon.design/@justin/109326326748029097
Now running my #Shortcut that exports my iCloud Photo Library photos so I can back them up to another disk. Of course, with a One Thing action inside "Repeat with Each" to see its progress.
Lazy #Shortcut to prepend links to music with song.link https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/40eb1c339f2343f1a9ce80e42e1e2309
For those who need it, add-ons like the one @rrwo found exist. Heck, I just whipped up this two-step #shortcut for #Mac, #iPhone, or #iPad you can use by sharing any image from any app, as well as files in the Mac Finder. Enjoy. https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/e66534ee955542ef9130491a15940df1
Met deze (Mac/iOS) shortcut kun je sneller reageren op Mastodon berichten op andere instances:
Been playing around with #AppleShortcuts to make a one-click follow for off-instance profiles.
Mainly I'm trying to solve the issue of being linked to a profile and having to jump through to your own instance to follow, this #Shortcut will store your instance when first run and then will build a URL to the profile using your instance.
This is my first step into the #Fediverse so lemme know how useful this is or if there're other approaches out there