Essentially all km macros need a trigger. I find it very annoying that I have to right click every time on the 'New Trigger' action and then choosing what trigger I want.
I want to a hotkey that I can use that will move my focus to the 'New Trigger' and from there I can arrow down to what trigger I want. In screenshot :
What more, since nearly all my macros are 'hotkey triggers' I would like a quick way to simply press hotkey, add the hotkey trigger that I want for my macro and finish. All from the keyboard.
I hope I am not alone in wanting this. Is there any way I can make that happen? Thank you a lot for any help.
This is really cool.
I’ve got a question, though. For me, the menu comes up, but then after 5 or 10 seconds, it says it couldn’t find a button with that name, even though it already clicked it.
I know I could just turn off the “notify on failure”, but I was trying to add a Down Arrow and Enter to the macro so it did everything.
I should mention that I’m probably not going to actually use this, but this isn’t the first time this question has come up, and it would be pretty cool to have a good answer. Fully attributed to you, of course.
And yeah, I think I get what Dan is trying to say. I tried making this :
And it doesn't work for some reason. Perhaps I need to put a pause there.
This works for me, but there is a long pause (for some unknown reason):
I've got a question, though. For me, the menu comes up, but then after 5 or 10 seconds, it says it couldn't find a button with that name, even though it already clicked it.
I know I could just turn off the "notify on failure", but I was trying to add a Down Arrow and Enter to the macro so it did everything.
You may need to use a UI script to click (press) the green plus:
Thank you for your help.
I think I have an identical macro as you and yet it does not work. It refuses to do the down arrow and return.
@nikivi, I moved the posts by you and @DanThomas to a new Topic, because it is a new subject. Please try to always start new subjects in a new Topic. Thanks.
Thank you, this works great. I for some reason though it would not accept that as a button but it did.
I just have one more simple question. How do I reference a variable in an applescript. I want to do something like this :
Did you disable these settings:
Yeah, I did. Have two crosses there as well.
What versions of KM and macOS are you running?
I’m running Keyboard Maestro 7.2.1 (7.2.1) on macOS 10.11.4.
MacOS ver 10.11.6 and KM ver. 7.2.1
Here's my macro. Maybe you can try it.
#MACRO: [KM] Press Button to Add Trigger [Example]
[KM] Press Button to Add Trigger [Example].kmmacros (3.1 KB)
Oh wow, I just realised that both mine and yours work but there is a HUGE delay. Like minimum 5 seconds. This is rather unbearable, do you know why that might be and whether one could fix this?
Nope. As I stated previously:
For me, issues like this aren't worth the effort to resolve.
This is most likely something that @peternlewis would have to change, or better, give us a shortcut key to add a trigger.
I can just manually arrow down and press RETURN, easy enough.
So, for my use, I remove these Actions:
Yeah, I removed them as well. But since nearly all of my triggers are hotkey based it would be nice to cut down on those two clicks.