Newbie - how do I simulate user actions inside a dialog or app?

I am new to KM. I have created text replacement and activate application macros. I bought the Field Guide and have looked at the videos. But I still don't understand how I can automate traversing and manipulating UI controls within a dialog or application.

I am blind. I want to open the VoiceOver Utilities application. (done)
I found the Cmd+4 shortcut to open the Navigation pane. (done)

But now I need to execute 7 VO+right arrow commands, a VO+space, a few up and down arrows, and then a VO+space.

(and it would be really nice to read the state of the combo button before modifying it...)

Finally, I want to close the VO Utilities app. (done)

Can I do this in KM? Or do I need to resort to AppleScript?

Your help is appreciated.

Cheers

Hey there, you should check out the Type a Keystroke action, as it likely does what you need. If you need to simulate the same keystroke multiple times (like the 7 right arrow keystrokes), you could have a single keystroke action inside a Repeat action instead of 7 separate keystroke actions.

If none of that makes sense, don’t hesitate to let us know and we can explain more or provide samples.

-Chris

That makes sense. (I know what Actions are, at least... lol)

I will give that a go tomorrow.

Thanks!