Right. That just means that those apps use different key combinations. Figure out what they need. You can see in my macros that I have some that do different things depending on the apps that are running.
By the way, I have the Apple Extended (wired) keyboard.
What you describe indicates a problem along the lines of:
The system not granting Keyboard Maestro and Keyboard Maestro Engine accessibility.
The system being in Secure Input Mode.
Keyboard Maestro Engine not running.
Keyboard Maestro and Keyboard Maestro Engine not able to communicate.
To start with, restart. This will resolve the system being stuck in Secure Input Mode, and will often also resolve issues with accessibility permissions (which macOS has been notoriously flaky about!), it will also likely resolve Keyboard Maestro Engine not running and any communication issues.
So while I don’t generally recommend jumping towards “Restart” as a solution, in this case, it is the quickest and easiest way.
If the issue repeats, then you have to delver deeper.
Note especially in my experience in recent years, any time you do any system upgrade (even a minor one), restarting a second time is highly recommended.
Man, you are having trouble. I hate when that happens - when I seem to be the only person with certain issues, Makes me want to break my keyboard or something.
With what you described, it sure sounds like you’ve got something that remaps keys on the Mac Pro. Do you agree this might be possible, or did I misunderstand what you’re saying? I don’t remember, but if you haven’t checked System Properties, remember that you can remap some keys there, if I’m not mistaken.
When you say the volume controls don’t work, which actions have you tried?
There’s no attached video, by the way. You can’t upload videos to this forum, so put it on YouTube or something and include the URL here.
First, I’ll try attaching the video again. I think I know why it didn’t
go through the last time.
Second, at the moment, I have several keys on the Mac Pro remapped with
DefaultKeyBinding.dict and I haven’t had a change to undo that. That’s
why I decided to conduct the next test on the Air, since it doesn’t have
any mods installed other than KM.