8. Customizing Automator

Automator is supposed to be easy to use, and as you’ve seen, most features are easily accessible with a key command or a few clicks of the mouse. By now, you should feel pretty comfortable getting around. You can, however, change things a bit if you prefer.

Like many other Mac OS X applications, Automator’s toolbar can be reconfigured. You can reorder or remove the buttons and add new buttons for frequently accessed features. For example, if you regularly step through workflows, you can add a Step button to the toolbar.

Many aspects of the workflow window are also customizable, including the default window size, whether the Library list is visible, and more. You can even create your own groupings of actions and variables. ...

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