In CafeTran I cannot use the TAB key to insert a TAB character (this key is used for other purposes), so I thought that I could create a simple macro to set the TAB character to the Clipboard. However, instead of the \t any present textual content of the clipboard is inserted. I've even tried to create a special clipboard, but same problem.
Try “Type a Keystroke” under “Interface Control” instead of using the Clipboard. Maybe that will work.
Some apps cache the clipboard contents and then don’t notice the clipboard change when Keyboard Maestro changes it.
Your options are basically:
- Add a Pause after the Set Clipboard and hope the app gets around to noticing the change.
- Simulate a click in the menu bar and hope that causes the app to resync the clipboard.
- Change out of the app and then back in and hope that causes the app to resync the clipboard.