I'm creating my own Keyboard Maestro shortcuts cheatsheet. To that end, I was wondering if it was possible to have a large notification appear and stay on screen while a designated key combination is pressed down? The notification should disappear when the key combination is no longer pressed down.
It is very fast, and the type-select is very smart -- you can use separate words in the search box to add to the filter.
While it does not display the hotkey in the list, when you select (but not yet choose by RETURN), it displays the hot keys at the bottom of the window).
Well, I have lots of macros that have hot key triggers. But I don't always remember they hot key combinations. therefore I wanted to create my own custom cheatsheet. Cheatsheet for Mac is useless for my needs.
I have a sheet that shows when I put my cursor onto the top right corner. It is done using a gesture in BetterTouchTool. In BTT the gesture triggers my KM macro "Show Cheat Sheet". I also have a second gesture in BTT that closes the window under the cursor when the cursor is moved away from the tp right corner.
I set up and keep track of all of my KM macros in Pages, where I can format it nicely. I copy the contents of the Pages file and paste that into a "Disply text in a window" action that I have in KM. That :Display Cheat Sheet" macro is only triggered by an AppleScript that BTT runs when the cursor is put into the the top right corner. Here are a couple of screenshots:
I used a similar approach to @larsof54, using Display Dialog in the AppleScript instead of KM's Display Text in Window, copy/pasting the shortcuts from an Excel Spreadsheet into the AppleScript. The size and formatting limitations drove me to switch to a Custom HTML Prompt after finding this handy HTML Table Generator which lets you paste Excel data directly into the webform to generate an HTML table. I paste that generated html into KM so it's super easy to update and I am able to fit all the shortcuts into a single "pop up window" (Custom HTML Form), much like Cheatsheet.
These are six columns of data copied from Excel (Shortcut, Description, Shortcut, Description, Shortcut, Description) and pasted directly into the Table Generator, with the resulting html pasted into the Custom HTML Prompt. You'll see the Table Generator Tool even has styling options, and you can add your own.
KeyCue is great, especially because it pulls in Keyboard Maestro macros, but it doesn't pull in other shortcuts I want to see. For example, Alfred workflows and snippets. The custom prompt also lets me pare things down to specific shortcuts I want to see at glance, rather than scan through a comprehensive list. So I use both.
But @JMichaelTX, I have to admit this was also one of those "let me see if I can do this" exercises that I've stuck with and evolved over the years
But KeyCue is commercial software that functions just like Cheatsheet. My goal is to have my own custom cheatsheet so I don't see shortcuts that I don't need shortcuts like ⌘Q to quit. Am I misunderstanding something?
@JMichaelTX, I bit the bullet and purchased Keycue and I've been looking through the User Guide but I can't seem to get the main headings to appear for Keyboard Maestro. The top heading that actually says, Keyboard Maestro.