Secure Input is Enabled
Secure Input is enabled which means the
system thinks you
currently in a
password field and will not allow
applications to monitor the keyboard.
This will stop typed string triggers from
working, as well as stop Keyboard
Maestro from sensing your keystrokes
while setting hot keys.
You will need to find the offending
application (probably loginwindow) and
This symptom does not go away even after closing all other applications I am using.
Restarting the PC cures the problem, but it happens so often that it would be nice if it could be handled without having to restart the PC.
Basically, this is the system thinking you are in a password field. Keyboard Maestro is simply reporting the state, since it has consequences on what can be done (specifically Keyboard Maestro cannot sense any keystrokes, so Typed String triggers wont work, Modifiers and Key conditions wont work, Typing will not fully work, etc).
You have to find whatever software is telling the system to go in to Secure Input Mode and resolve it.