Please use this thread to contribute macros that you use with the Keyboard Maestro Editor. Alternatively, if a macro has been contributed elsewhere in the forum, please add a link to it; optionally add your comments.
No macro is too simple; if you find it handy to use, please share it here.
I will contribute the first one: Search All Macros.
If you’d like to format your entry as I’ve done below, here are the steps:
Using Heading 2 enter MACRO:, the macro name, and the version. For example,
## MACRO: MacroName, v1.0
Optionally include a macro description or any related comments.
Include a screenshot or animated GIF (if applicable). (Note that you can copy a screenshot and paste it into the forum editor; the editor will generate the markdown for the copied screenshot.)
Add the macro download link.
<mark>(the download link)</mark>
Place the image markdown within a folding section. For example:
I'm lazy so I find it easier to hit the ⌘W keys than the ⌘H keys and I tend to view Keyboard Maestro as a utility so closing it makes sense.
After many years I realised that I inevitably open it again very shortly afterwards, so I find that hiding it saves me fractions of time each time I want it open again (there is a very short (edit: it's actually pretty long...) but noticeable time difference between creating a new window and just bringing an existing window to the front).
Non-publicly posted macros
These are macros that I have not previously posted publicly, and wasn’t really planning to since these are not designed for public consumption and will require end-user adjustments to work. But since we have this mega-thread going, I will share them here in case anybody wants to peek at them and use them/adapt them for their own use.
Prompts with a list of action types. Each option creates:
Button - button-press action with a user-defined button name Clipboard - action to display %SystemClipboard% Text - action to display user-defined text TriggerValue - action to display %TriggerValue% Variable - action to display the variable whose field is currently focused Variable Prompt - action to display the variable whose field is currently focused, in a prompt. This gives you the option to cancel or continue the macro when the prompt appears. YES - action to display the word "YES". When you use local variables, the editor can't evaluate them, so this helps me figure out which condition of an If/Else is being satisfied.
Trigger the macro and choose whether you would like to capture the coordinates:
a) between two points, or
b) relative to the front window's top-left corner. This is useful for apps like Brave Browser, whose from window KM can't 'see'.
Follow the instructions via notifications (top-right).
You will then be given a choice:
a) Display the coordinates in a window.
presented with the relative coordinates between those two positions, or
b) Type the coordinates into fields in the Keyboard Maestro Editor.
If you choose the latter, just switch to the Editor and click an action's first coordinate field.
The above title is a link to a post by @DanThomas from Jan 2022 that I am finding useful in organizing and documenting my macros.
In my most recent use, I have a Conflict Palette of various Copy and Paste tools. One that I just added only works if a browser window is the active focus, so it needs to be in its own group with those settings. I have a link to that macro in a Comment in the group which contains the rest of the macros in the Conflict Palette.
Hi, @August. Thanks for sharing. Based on other macros I've downloaded and used from the forum (no doubt some from @DanThomas), I knew it was possible to create such links. But your post today has inspired me to create a macro that automates the process.
Also, I'm slowly creating a group of utility subroutines and converting many of my macros to use them. The macro links Dan/you suggested come in quite handy if one wants to quickly view the called subroutines. So I did just that. See the header comment in the macro below.
MACRO: Macro Rich Link To Clipboard, v1.0
DOWNLOAD Macro File: Macro Rich Link To Clipboard.kmmacros (21 KB) Note: This macro was uploaded in a DISABLED state. It must be ENABLED before it can be run. If it does not trigger, the macro group might also need to be ENABLED.
Navigate to Configured Macro or Subroutine also requires subroutine 𝗌.𝗺𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗼⇾SelectedCount. It is available in the group of four subroutines posted with Macro Rich Link To Clipboard. If you have installed that macro and its required subroutines, then you already have subroutine 𝗌.𝗺𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗼⇾SelectedCount.
Yes, and the ⌘R keyboard shortcut*is already provided in the Keyboard Maestro application was configured by me in the macOS System Settings (formerly called the System Preferences). See my post below for more information.
*There's a potential point of confusion for new Keyboard Maestro users:
macOS Keyboard Shortcuts : Like the aforementioned hard-coded ⌘R; this is the term Apple uses in macOS for these key combinations.
Keyboard Maestro Hot Keys : This is one type of Keyboard Maestro macro trigger; they normally include modifiers like macOS Keyboard Shortcuts.
Unless @cdthomer and I are missing something, a simple action click won't do it. BTW, a double-click does collapse/expand an action.
(As an aside: my personal preference is to always use the keyboard, if possible. I suffer from ergo pain when I overuse a mouse.)
My point above was that a macro is no longer needed to initiate an Action Rename by keyboard. [ EDIT: I've set a ⌘R keyboard shortcut in the macOS System Settings (formerly called the System Preferences). See my post below for more information. In that post, @cdthomer, cleared up confusion that I likely created. ]
For those that like to use a pointing device, there is another option: the action Gear Icon>Rename...