Progress bar/slider

I like the new Progress Bar Action.
But it is not in all my macros it is possible to calculate a percentage for the progress.

So a action in the same style as the Progress Bar could be a Progress Slider.

I imagine it could just af a start and stop action setting instead of a progress value.

Then it could set to start before a series of actions and set to stop after they have completed.

CleanShot-CleanShot 2021-11-16 at 14-45-44

Does anybody else think this could be a good addition to Keyboard Maestro?


Hey Jimmy,

I like the general idea, but I don't like the springy slider.

It's too similar to a normal progress bar and it's function ambiguous (in my opinion).


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It already exists - built right into the System and is affectionately known as the Spinning Beach Ball of Death :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Spinning BeachBall


Hi Chris

I see what you mean. It could maybe then be a spinner of some sort.
I am open for ideas. And willing to make a design suggestion if @peternlewis wants it.
Or maybe there is something like it built into the system, which can be used.

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What you want is an indeterminate progress bar.


In Mirror Mirror, I use this (which is subsequently closed by Window ID (you can see how it works in the macro's code).


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Ahh. Yes. I thought it should be possible with the Custom HTML Prompt. Did not know how to close it afterwards.
Will look into it.
But a native solution would still be nice :slight_smile:

I made a solution I can use.
I have embed an image in the Custom HTML Prompt and it works fine with the function to close it at the end.

CleanShot-CleanShot 2021-11-16 at 21.08.56

Progress indicator Macro (v10.0)

Progress indicator.kmmacros (23 KB)


That is great! Actually very relaxing to look at.

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I'm not clear on how this is different to the existing Display Progress action intermittent indeterminate option?


Hi Peter

It isn't. I had not read the wiki for this action, so did not know that setting it to -1 would create this:
CleanShot-CleanShot 2021-11-17 at 08.47.49

So now I have two options. The Custom HTML one og the progress bar one.

Thanks for all the help to all.


Here is a macro using the native way to display a progress indicator.

Progress indicator NATIVE KM Macro (v10.0.1)

Progress indicator NATIVE KM.kmmacros (2.4 KB)


@peternlewis I followed the link but can't see anything about an intermittent option. What am I missing?

“If the value is less than 0, the progress will display an indeterminate value.”

I think Peter misspoke (or misspelled as the case may be).