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Open Safari bookmark group via keyboard shortcut Internet
One of the most unused features of Safari 3.x is opening, loading, and reloading a group of favorite sites in tabs with a single click of the mouse. Here is my solution, which uses QuicKeys X3 to automate the action with a hot key no matter if Safari is closed, open, or hidden on the desktop.

In Safari, prepare a set of bookmarks to open with a single click:
  1. Create and name a new folder on your Bookmarks Bar, e.g., Fav
  2. Place all your favorite sites in Fav
  3. Control-click on Fav and choose Open in Tabs to open all the tabs at once, just to test and make sure you've got what you want.
  4. Use the Auto-Click column on the Show All Bookmarks page to make the Fav folder open with a single click. (Alternatively, select Add Bookmark For These ## Tabs from the Bookmarks menu when creating the bookmark. This action will automatically duplicate the folder and allow you give it a new name, e.g., FavTab, and then place it on the far left side of the Bookmarks bar.)


In QuicKeys X3, create the following shortcut steps:
  1. Choose » Create » Open Files » Open application Safari
  2. Choose » Create » Quickeys » Wait for Application Safari. Use these additional settings:
    • Window Name: blank
    • Window Type: Any Type of Window
    • Window Is: Main Window
    • Window State: Exists
  3. Choose » User Action » Clicks » Click » Click at location 0h 0v. Set up to click on the FavTab in Safari using 'relative to focused window.' Click the "Set Location..." button and set the following fields:
    • Click Location: Relative to focused window
    • Release Location: Relative to focused window
    Note: The location H & V sets for CLICK and RELEASE should be the same.
  4. Scopes & Triggers: All Applications. Assign a Hot Key
NOTES:
  • Clicking FavTab will open or reset all bookmarks with a single click.
  • Bookmark Tabs should be placed on the far left side of the Bookmarks bar to ensure that they are clickable when the application Safari is first opened, reloaded, or reopened.
[robg adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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Open Safari bookmark group via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: amaloney on Oct 15, '08 02:21:59PM

QuicKeys X3 costs USD 80.
Is there a cheaper alternative for this hint?

Al Maloney



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Open Safari bookmark group via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: amaloney on Oct 15, '08 02:34:03PM

QuicKeys X3 costs USD 80.
Is there a cheaper alternative for this hint?

Al Maloney



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Open Safari bookmark group via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: DevMac on Oct 15, '08 03:35:05PM
Hi Al

I had tried to find an Applescript or terminal script in lieu of Quickeys, but until now had no luck.

However, I just found the following, "Move and click the mouse via code" at http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2008051406323031

The coordinates are x = 150 y = 43

Sorry but I have some classes to do.

Will try to fit it in soon.

Feel free to give it a try.

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Open Safari bookmark group via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: DevMac on Oct 16, '08 04:31:06AM
I see my reply yesterday appears to not have posted.

I just found a posting that could replace Quickeys at http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2008051406323031

I don't have time right now to work it out. Please feel free to give it a try.


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Use Safari
Authored by: daybrother on Oct 15, '08 08:51:10PM
If you place a folder in the bookmarks bar and check "auto-click", everytime you click on that folder every address inside will automagically open in tabs.

It's free.



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Use Safari
Authored by: DevMac on Oct 16, '08 05:34:44AM
Hi Daybrother,

The first part, re the Safari set up, is free. However, the second half allows you to use a hot key via Quickeys rather than using the mouse. As a matter of fact, I have half a dozen sets of Safari Bookmark Tab folders, all hot-keyed.

As per my reply to Al Maloney above, I have found a "Move and click the mouse via code"* that I hope to incorporate thus eliminating the need for Quickeys.

*http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2008051406323031

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Open Safari bookmark group via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: DevMac on Oct 16, '08 05:39:11AM
Update

I had tried to find an Applescript or terminal script in lieu of Quickeys, but until now had no luck.

However, I just found the following, "Move and click the mouse via code" at http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2008051406323031

The coordinates are x = 150 y = 43

Unfortunately, I don't have the time for the next few days to incorporate the code. Feel free to go for it.

Thank you,

DevMac

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