August 23, 2018, 11:16pm
I have a media app which I absolutely love but they dont support global hotkeys. So I immediately turned to my trusty KBMaestro. Unfortunately I couldnt find a way to accomplish what I wanted.
I need a custom hotkey to trigger a shortcut for another application which is not active. That would really speed up my workflow. Is there any way to make this work?
Maybe – but you'll have to be more specific about what you're tying to do.
Please also identify the software you're using.
September 28, 2018, 6:16pm
Oh Hi there Chris!
I totally missed your reply, I'm sorry.
Basically I have a Photoshop window active and I am running a videoplayer app called IINA in my second monitor, which is inactive.
I wanted to be able to send commands to the inactive videoplayer application/window without having to shift focus to it, sort of like a global shortcut thing.
So is there any way that Keyboard Maestro or even other apps would help me target specific applications for sending shortcuts without having them active/ in focus?
September 29, 2018, 12:34pm
What kind of shortcuts?
Keyboard Shortcuts, select-menu-items, or what?
September 29, 2018, 1:56pm
Oh just simple keyboard shortcuts. Keystrokes like RIGHT, LEFT, S, T, and variations with CMD and SHIFT. Those would greatly help me control the video's speed and seek/play/pause without disrupting my workflow in photoshop
September 29, 2018, 2:18pm
You can do that from the gear menu in the
Type a Keystroke action.
September 29, 2018, 2:28pm
Oh my god Chris I can't believe it was that easy. I can't thank you enough! This is just brilliant, probably the best software I've ever purchased
Thanks first for mentioning the app "IINA" I can't yet
I don't have a 2nd monitor, try it with "Activate last Application" to execute the shortcut and then continue working in Photoshop without interruption.