Right, got it now, and see the value here. The documentation didn't really make it clear, but an image did
One thing I would like to suggest: allow the items in the list to be keyboard selectable once opened. I have just tried this with a macro group that has a lot of items. Ideally this would behave such that you can press a letter and it'll jump to the first item beginning with that letter (and then use arrow up/down keys to refine selection).
Just being able to display in the menu bar made this worth the upgrade price for me. Now I can see at a glance the current network location I switched to. I switch between networks at home by changing the network adapter between the ethernet and wifi. The ethernet is connected to a vpn appliance and the wifi is the house Internet.
I would agree that keyboard accessibility is important, but it could be tricky for these in that they will appear/disappear on an ad-hoc basis depending on the macro group condition. Also, if it's icon only, what should be the shortcut? Probably would require a key command to select the group of KM menu options, then use arrow keys to move left/right, then down/enter to open etc.
I went to browse the forum and accidentally went to https://www.keyboardmaestro.com didn't realize from the home page that there was a new version 10. I searched for the forum and browsed and saw this thread and went back to the website to get an upgrade. Thanks for all your work @peternlewis
Version 10 is a paid upgrade for everyone who purchased before 1 March 2021. Version 10 is a free upgrade for anyone who purchased after 1 March 2021. Keyboard Maestro 10.x requires macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later.
Changed in 10.0
• Require macOS 10.13 High Sierra
Added configurable Favorite Actions.
Added Select Macro by Name, as well as This Macro and This Macro Group options to the macro selector popup.
Added search field to macro selector popup.
Added Evaluate Condition Results option.
Disable Evaluate Condition Results after action or safe macro import.
Support dragging a .kmactions file in to an action list should import the actions.
Add Get functionality to Area selection for various actions like Move & Resize Window and Capture Screen.
Used new Prompt for Screen Rectangle for Get facility of Mouse Click action.
Added search field to Insert All Actions, All Functions, All Tokens, and Variables menus.
Added Select Last Aborted Action menu item.
Added 'Or by Execute Macro* to macros editor listing the Execute a Macro actions referring to this macro.
Added Cut, Copy & Delete to contextual menu for Macro Group and Macro columns.
Added Copy as Execute a Macro, Set Macro Enable and Mark Macro actions to contextual menu for Macro column.
Added Copy as Set Macro Group Enable and Toggle Macro Group actions to contextual menu for Macro Group column.
Added Paste to the 'No Action* drag target contextual menu when the clipboard contains actions.
Support double-clicking dividers in the editor window to set ideal size.
Support control-up/down arrow in action lists to move actions up/down. Also command-control for top/bottom.
Support shift-insert action to insert the action above the current selection.
Added Edit > Insert ICU Date Field menu to insert the various ICU Date components.
Added Edit > Insert ICU Date Field By Name (AD) to insert the various ICU Date components by name.
Added File > Export as Folder and Export All Macros as Folder to export macros as individual files.
Support tapping modifiers in editor search field to insert modifier symbol.
Added Sort Macros by Enabled.
Added Sort Macros by Size.
Added size to Macro Inspector.
Added "size:10000" to search filter.
Added “And 99 Filtered Macros" pseudo macro entry to Macros column when some macros are filtered by the search field.
Added warning on Cancel All Macros, Cancel This Macro, Retry Loop, etc actions if it is not the last action of a sequence.
Added OCR Screen and Paste by Name to the Macro Library.
Added support for manipulating Keyboard Maestro Engine windows.
Added Set Next Engine Window Position action.
Option-double-click (or option-Return) in Clipboard History Switcher just sets the clipboard.
Ignore the option key when switching applications in the Applications Switcher if the option key is used in the trigger.
Added option to include Macro Groups in the status menu bar.
Updating icons and title.
Updating information in the menu.
Executing on selection or automatically when the menu is displayed.
Added Group Status Menu trigger.
Added Subroutine trigger which defined parameters to be passed to the macro.
Added Execute a Subroutine action to execute a macro, passing it parameters.
Added Return action to return a value from subroutine macros.
Added Unlock trigger.
Added Appearance Changed trigger.
Added Online Status Changed trigger.
Added Power Status Changed trigger.
Added “long press" option for Hot Key and USB Device Key triggers.
Disallow adding duplicate redundant triggers (like two Power Status Changed triggers).
Added Paste by Name action giving Spotlight-like search of clipboard history.
Added Prompt for Screen Rectangle/Location.
Added Try/Catch and Throw actions.
Added Display Progress action.
Added Display Progress option to For Each action.
Added a Pause Until Change action to detect clipboard, modifiers, keyboard, mouse, or application changes.
Added Create Unique File action.
Added additional field types to the Prompt for User Input action:
Added Date, Time and Date & Time picker fields.
Added Slider fields.
Added Color Well fields.
Remove “Instance " and "Local " from variable names in Prompt For User Input form.
Added icon chooser selection to Set File Icon and Set Clipboard to Image and other actions.
Added support for selecting multiple files or folders in the Prompt For File action.
Added support for creating the folder when selecting a new folder in the Prompt For File action.
Added separated by option to Substrings In collection.
Added option to control text processing of input text for a variety of actions.
Added option to Search & Replace to replace only the first or last match.
Added option to control volume of Speak Text action.
Added a variety of macro environment variables (eg KMINFO_TriggerValue) to the Execute Shell Script action.
Added a calculation option to Switch and other actions.
An Assert action with an empty condition now always asserts.
Added Filter Sort, Reverse and Shuffle Lines.
Added Filter Escape for Regular Expression.
Added Filter Quote for JSON.
Added Filter URL components such as scheme, host and path.
Added Filter Encode & Decode Base64.
Added Filter Encode HTML With Numeric Entities.
Added Filter Calculate MD5.
Updated to the latest of John Gruber & Aristotle Pagaltzis Title Case, and internalized it to remove perl dependency.
Added LastWindowID token.
Added PromptWithListText token.
Added PasteByNameText token.
Added UserHome token.
Added FinderSelections and FinderSelection tokens.
I'll start posting tips for v10 in a while. I have two of these status menus that I've been using for a while, one had the count of todo items remaining for v10 which was a great motivation, and the other tracks the Mac idle to remind you when you should be getting up and moving around because you've been working too long.
I'd love to go through a Keyboard Maestro certification, I feel like there are so many hidden gems I keep finding that it would be amazing to just be forced to go through things step by step in some intelligent order that one of the gurus on here deem a good flow.
I would love to sit in a week long class with one of you guys and just go threw the paces of possibilities and good workflow. So if someone wants to make up their own certification and week long training I'd do what I can to be at it.
Congratulation to Peter for the much anticipated new release. I'm sure this will be another great piece of incredible work. I can't wait to see what is new and explore the new features and build more KM Apps (app that leverage custom HTML prompt action). I never imagine a software that can save countless hours of work and make computing a joy.