How to load an app which is not in the applications folder


I am trying to figure out which action to use to activate an app which is located in a Library, outside the Application Folder.

The path is /Users/UserName/Library/Printers/Brother

Thank you very much for your time and help

Use the Activate a Specific Application action, select Other… from the application selector and select the application (or if the application is running, it will be listed in the application selector.

Hello Peter,
Thank you for your reply. That’s what I had done and could not find it.
I found the solution: some rare apps such as Brother label printer specific apps are located in the aforementioned LIbrary folder, not the applications folder. That library folder is not visible in Finder (and KBM) unless the checkbox View Library is clicked in Finder view options. For some reason, OSX not not seem to ‘like it’ when I try to move those apps to the usual applications folder. When I copy it, it does not run.
I changed the view option, created the macro and everything is working perfectly.

That being said, I am extremely happy with KBM. Definitely the best of all MAC apps !

Sorry, I missed the “Library” part of the path.

After selecting Other… in Keyboard Maestro, press Command-Shift-G and paste in the path:


Or just type


The former will select the actual application, the latter will get you through the system’s hiding of the Library folder.

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Thanks. Have you considered adding a search box, where the user can search for the name of the application?

Apple already offers this. Select Other… from the menu, and then use the search field:

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