To find all macros with Opt Cmd triggers, this string works: t:⌥⌘ -t:⌃ -t:⇧
I tried the same syntax to find all macros that use ← or →, I tried: :t→←
and it didn’t work. I also tried t:→ t:← AND substituting h (hotkey) the t.
I’m not clear on the difference between a trigger and a hotkey, except that a hotkey is a type of trigger (there are many others).
Just one arrow works: h:→ , and h:← in separate smart groups, but there must be a way to search for macros the use either arrow in the hotkey.
Multiple characters (AND) are supported.
Negation is supported:
But I don't believe boolean OR is supported.
manual:Search Strings [Keyboard Maestro Wiki]
Correct, there is no boolean OR in the search field.
You can create a Smart Group and then you can include multiple searches, and they are ORed together.
Thanks, Chris. Any idea why
doesn’t work, then? (seeking hotkeys that use the arrow character in either direction. A single arrow works, but not both together.
For that to work the hotkey would have to contain both arrows, and that's not possible.
On the other hand – if your macro contained two triggers that respectively contained a left-arrow and a right-arrow then this would work:
hotkey:→ hotkey: ←
To get a local OR condition you have to do as Peter suggested and use a Smart-Group.
Of course, I now understand that two arrows were two different characters and can’t exist in the same hotkey. Ctrl, Cmd, Opt and Sh are modifiers and can exist together. I was treating modifiers the same as characters.
And Peter's suggestion worked great. Thanks for the illustration. Can't believe I didn't notice the green plus to add other strings to get the OR.
Everyone is so kind in this forum!