###Macro: Demo Use of Trigger "Keys" (Parameters) in Trigger by Name
###MACRO: Test TK
~~~ VER: 1.0 2017-05-24 ~~~
Test TK.kmmacros (11 KB)
Note: This Macro was uploaded in a DISABLED state. You must enable before it can be triggered.
- Allow passing of a parameter (trigger key) when using the KM Trigger_Macro_by_Name action (KM Wiki).
test tk key3
- The macro can detect the parameter/key, and take appropriate action.
- Allows you to have one base macro with a variety of options that can be chosen using the Trigger Macro by Name macro.
- This demo macro also shows you how to get all of the KM Trigger related data.
####Trigger by Name Prompt
####Key NOT Found
- Demo How to Use Trigger Keys (Parameters) with Trigger by Name
NOTICE: This macro/script is just an Example
- It has had very limited testing.
- You need to test further before using in a production environment.
- It does not have extensive error checking/handling.
- It may not be complete. It is provided as an example to show you one approach to solving a problem.
HOW TO USE:
- Invoke the "Trigger by Name" Action/Macro
- Type the Full Name of this Macro + SPACE + a valid Trigger Key
- For Example: "test tk key3"
- As long as you type the Macro Name, plus optionally any character KM finds in the Macro, you can trigger the Macro.
Carefully review the Release Notes and the Macro Actions
- Make sure you understand what the Macro will do.
- You are responsible for running the Macro, not me.
- Assign a Trigger to this maro. I prefer TBD.
- Move this macro to a Macro Group that is only Active when you need this Macro.
- ENABLE this Macro.
REVIEW/CHANGE THE FOLLOWING MACRO ACTIONS:
(all shown in the magenta color)
- SET VAR: List of Valid TRIGGER KEYS Typed at End of Macro Name
TAGS: @Trigger @Name @TriggerKey @Demo @Example
- Any Action in magenta color is designed to be changed by end-user
ACTION COLOR CODES
- To facilitate the reading, customizing, and maintenance of this macro,
key Actions are colored as follows:
- GREEN -- Key Comments designed to highlight main sections of macro
- MAGENTA -- Actions designed to be customized by user
- YELLOW -- Primary Actions (usually the main purpose of the macro)
- ORANGE -- Actions that permanently destroy Variables or Clipboards,
OR IF/THEN and PAUSE Actions
- Keyboard Maestro Ver 7.3+ (don't even ask me about KM 6 support).
- El Capitan 10.11.6+
- It make work with Yosemite, but I make no guarantees.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
- While I have given this limited testing, and to the best of my knowledge will do no harm, I cannot guarantee it.
- If you have any doubts or questions:
- Ask first
- Turn on the KM Debugger from the KM Status Menu, and step through the macro, making sure you understand what it is doing with each Action.