I Don't Get How "Set Google Chrome Field to Text" Works

Hi there,

I am trying to figure out, how to paste text in various fields on a webpage via "Set Google Chrome Field to Text". The Wiki says: "Keyboard Maestro will try to identify all forms and field on the web page, and make them available in a popup on the Action . To view the popup, click on the button labeled “Front Browser” or “Google Chrome” or “Safari”, based on the specific Action you have selected"
I have tried some websites (apple.com, youtube.com, ebay.de) KM detects no field whatsoever in the popup "No Fields Found".
What am I doing wrong? Is there another easier way?
Best, Matze

Hey @Matze,

Well – scripting a web browser's content is no easy task. It's all done behind the scenes with AppleScript and JavaScript.

Here's a working example with https://www.youtube.com

Note – these actions will load into the macro currently being edited in the Keyboard Maestro Editor.

I got the field-specification for Set field: from the Front Browser pop-up menu.


Keyboard Maestro Actions.kmactions (696 B)

@ccstone Hi Chris, thank you for your advice! I will check the video. (But your link is just https://www.youtube.com/) And thanks for the macro. I've downloaded it and tried it, but (see .png)
Best, Matze!

@ccstone Hi Chris, hurrah, it works in Safari! It was just Google Chrome that didn't show Actions.

Have a nice day, best Matze

Good! And annoying – it works in Chrome for me on my Sierra system. I'll look on the Mojave box later.

I had no problems with Google Chrome 88.0.4324.96 (Official Build) (x86_64) on the Mojave box.