Keyboard Maestro 8.1 “Trigger Macro by Name” Macro error

bug
high_sierra
km8

#1

The simple macro below does not work on my system after upgrading to KM 8.1.
No macro I try to trigger runs.

If I run the macros via the Status Menu or a hotkey trigger, then they work, so I suspect something is wrong with the Trigger by Name-action.

I am running High Sierra (10.13.3) and have rebooted after upgrading to KM 8.1.

Keyboard Maestro 8.1 “Trigger Macro by Name” Macro

Trigger Macro by Name.kmmacros (1.6 KB)


KM8: Possible Bugs in KM 8.1
#2

Same problem here, I downgraded to 8.0.5 and everything’s back to normal.
https://www.stairways.com/main/download


#3

Yep, sorry about that, my improvements for the Prompt With List action, scuttled the Trigger Macro by Name action. I will get it fixed ASAP.


#4

Resolved in 8.1.1 (just released)


#5

When I try to execute the "Trigger Macro by Name" macro the window is showing up and shutting down very quickly. Latest KM (8.2.4).


#6

Do you have a timed trigger operating at high frequency? A macro being triggered for some other reason will close the Trigger Macro by Name window.


#7

No, but I've realized that it was in the "Global Macro Group". Moving it to another group did work. Why is that so?


#8

No idea. Perhaps it was something transient? Did anything else change? And USB devices plugged in that are no longer plugged in? Any other macros that might have been running?


#9

Not that I know of. Could you please explain, what the "Global Macro Group" is for? Thanks!


#10

The only thing special about the Global Macro Group is that you cannot change its settings and you cannot delete it. It is a place for macros to be created if there is no selection and that will always be active.

Other than that it is just a macro group that is always active.


#11

Thanks for clarifying that!