Howdy folks, I was going to post this in the Outback Lounge but since it's not available to all members of the community I figured it would be better to post it here.
Over the last couple of years I have seen a number of people inquire about switching to a specific Stream Deck profile via Keyboard Maestro. Obviously you can use SD's "smart profiles" feature, but this can only do so much. Some of the other suggestions floating around are as follows:
I recently contacted Elgato to mention this feature, and they responded today with the following:
Elgato's response: click to expand/collapse
Thanks for contacting Elgato Technical Support.
I would be happy to answer your questions concerning changing profiles using another outside application. I will be happy to discuss this with you.
As it turns out, this is not possible currently. While we are always working on adding new features to our software, at this time we do not have an estimated date when any particular features will become available. So, I just wanted to reach out and let you know that we value the suggestions that our customers bring to us, and many of our best improvements have come from the people who use our products every day. Because of this, I wanted to let you know that I have noted down that you'd like to see this feature made available for the Elgato Stream Deck so that the appropriate people can look into the possibility of incorporating it into future releases. Thanks so much for sending your valued suggestions along.
Thank you for again contacting Elgato; we will always be more than happy to assist you in whatever way we can, and so if there is anything you need, or if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
Elgato Technical Support
I appreciate that they did not dismiss it out of hand. It might be something that they will implement in the future, but it would be more likely if others who are also interested in the feature contact them as well to request it. Their contact form is here.
I will try and link to this topic in the other topics where people have asked about this.
Just had a look and couldn't see any hotkeys for triggering specific menubar items. As far as I can see the best method so far is the blank apps.
I was wondering if there might be a way to spoof the system messages that signal that an app has launched...? Wouldn't even know where to start with that, but presumably that's what Stream Deck's software is listening for..?
I noticed that when I assign a keyboard shortcut (using bartender) that I cannot 'type', or arrow key to select a profile, I need to click it with the mouse. Is that a 'me' problem, or do you have the same issue?
Yes, so can I .. but not with Bartender . I suspect that Bartender is doing something to show the menu, but not setting 'focus' on the menu. Even if I 'click' on the menu that is exposed by bartender, I still cannot use the keyboard to navigate it. I might report that to the folks at Bartender
Reviving this old thread, but today I've updated to the latest Stream Deck software (6.5), and in the changelog they are mentioning new stuff in the SDK. I went to their changelog page and something caught my eye:
Forgive my ignorance, as I'm not a coder, but does that mean that we'd eventually be able to trigger profiles (or profile pages apparently) according to our needs eventually, now that it seems there's a direct link to profile commands in the SDK? I mean, I guess we won't be able to make this link or use this "event function" simply via a KM macro (or will we?), but I'm just curious if that is what we've been looking for and that is finally been implemented.
Dumb question: What are "read-only bundled profiles" exactly?
Also, I know we can play around with the dummy apps trick so far, but depending on what you want to do, you can end up with a lot of profiles, and by extent, a lot of dummy apps. Which are not a problem per se, but I'd love to be able to stay within the same profile and being able to switch pages or even folders (instead of profiles) according to what regular window or floating window appear on screen, what plugin is opened (I'm working on Nuendo), what Kontakt instrument is on screen, so then I can swap to the appropriate set of KM macros (using KM Link).
If I remember correctly (I think I do, the only reason I'm sharing) you can "bundle" profile descriptions into a plug-in which would be essentially static from then on. You could then switch to one of those.