I recently upgraded PDFPen Pro. Of course, one of the things I do most with it is HighLight text. For previous versions I made a Conflict Palette with choices for various colors. That no longer works, because the various colors have become a series of circles in a horizontal format. But they must have some other form of identifier. Anybody have an idea what that could be and how it might be used? I've looked through their Help manual, but didn't find anything that seemed useful.
Going to need more details on what your macro does. Also, have you checked if some other app, such as Keyboard Maestro itself, is intercepting the cmd+shift+option 1 keystroke? I find that's the usually the problem when I send a keystroke that doesn't work.
Macro below works for me. The download version contains 4 macros with the same hotkey so they trigger the conflict palette. I used control+option+h for my hotkey.
My macros are exactly the same as yours except they assume that you're already in PDFPen Pro, so they only have the single step which coincides with the App's Opt-Shift-Cmd 1, 2, 3, 4.
2, 3, & 4 work perfectly. Only #1 kicks Skitch to the front and doesn't highlight anything. I figure Skitch has a shortcut that uses the same or overlapping keys, but can't find anything in the menus. I have also looked in KeyCues, but not been able to find anything in Skitch with those keys.