# Pause TimeMachine Macro

Before I start a Skype session I always disable TimeMachine and Dropbox. They crank the Skype suck level to 11. I have a Keyboard Maestro macro to help setup for a call and then turn everything back on later with a different macro. The trouble is that sometimes I forget to turn things back on.

So here’s a little example of a Keyboard Maestro pause macro. This example pauses TimeMachine for 2 hours and then automatically turns it back on. Replace “PASSWORD” with your sudo password.

There are several ways this could be done. It could be done with an AppleScript like this:

:::AppleScript
tell application "System Preferences" to activate
tell application "System Events"
tell process "System Preferences"