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so, what problem is this solving?
Authored by: Seth Milliken on Jun 30, '11 10:18:09AM

It would help if the author of this hint better articulated the problem he's really trying to solve. As described here, the goals and requirements are inconsistent, making it difficult to gauge the circumstances under which this hint might actually be of use.

But in any case, if you consider this Rube Goldberg contraption simple compared to Synergy—which just works for vanilla text clipboard sync once you have it configured—you're doing it wrong.

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so, what problem is this solving?
Authored by: atnbueno on Jul 01, '11 11:06:29AM

Perhaps I should have been more terse with the ingredients (as in "AutoHotkey in Windows, FastScripts in OS X and Dropbox in both") but I think the first sentence is quite clear about the goal, and I wanted to illustrate where the idea had come from. Also, FastScripts is not the only program that allows you to define keyboard shortcuts in OS X.

I discarded Synergy not because I have anything against it (in fact I think it's an amazing piece of software) but because using another client/server just for a shared clipboard seemed too much, specially when I already had one (Dropbox) that allowed me to avoid setting up configurations, permissions, firewall exceptions, ... and also, don't forget, I wanted it tweakable.

I think it's a question of starting points: I regularly use AutoHotkey in Windows, and Dropbox everywhere. And Applescript comes with OS X. A total of 3.25 KiB (almost half of that being comments) is not a Rube Goldberg contraption (I had to look what was that :-D).

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