I'm wondering if it's possible to do this with Keyboard Maestro and if so how to do it. I'm new to scripting and this has me stumped:
I'd like to have KM move the cursor to the right of a specific character in selected text. Precisely, I'd like to select some text in the iTunes Get Track Info window, and then trigger KM to move the cursor to the right of the first semi-colon in the selection.
What I don’t understand is how to do 2. and 3.? The position of the semicolon will be different depending on the text I will select (not always the same string, but always contains a semicolon where I need the cursor to be moved). How do I make KM calculate the position of the semicolon in a particular string?
Thanks so much for your solutions. You guys are great!
Chris, your inventive solution worked like a charm in TextEdit, but as Michael pointed out it was problematic in iTunes (where I want to use it) because of the single-line fields of the Get Info dialog.
Michael, your script did the trick. You just saved me hours and hours of manual text input when editing tags in iTunes (I do a lot of that). Thank you!
Keyboard Maestro is really amazing. I can’t believe I haven’t used it before for anything but launching apps with a keystroke.
Nice, @ALYB. I got a little dizzy looking at your list of triggers, though, and wrote a different version that uses typed string trigger. You trigger it by typing two semi-colons and then the character in question, with no spaces, like so: ;;v, etc.
Yes, @cfriend I don’t like this long list of hotkeys either, and it costs a lot of hotkeys that are no longer available to other macros. Ideally I would press: one hotkey, character. But afaik this isn’t possible.