Forgive my dumbness. After many years of Quick Keys, I'm new and after having done several tutorials and looked at the manual I don't see how to do a simple menu drop down item. I'd like to drop down the apple menu to the "Sleep" command and set up a simple shortcut but can't see how to do that. Can you point me to where that is explained or give me directions? Thank you very much.
Hi @Moo - welcome to KM. Let's see if we can help.
Construct your macro to look like this:
- Choose your hot key combination that will trigger this macro.
- Insert a Select or Show a Menu Item action into your macro.
- Click the Menu dropdown in the action and just follow Finder > Apple > Sleep.
After following those steps your macro will look like this:
Here's a copy of the macro for you to play with.
Test copy.kmmacros (1.8 KB)
Hope that helps!
Thank you for your kind help tiffle!
Welcome to the forum!
Keyboard Maestro has its own actions for sleep:
The macOS also has its own built-in keyboard shortcuts for them.
⌘⌥Power or Eject ⇢ Sleep Computer
⌃⇧Power or Eject ⇢ Sleep Screen
These work through Mojave, but I have not tested beyond that and can't say for certain they're the same through Monterey.
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Thank you Chris!!!!