Select Album in macOS Apple Photos

I have a workflow for reviewing items in my "Inbox" album to keep new photos and videos organized. I attempted to use the "select or show menu item" action, but get stuck at "View->"Albums" . I tried using the "Menu" selector tool on the right, but it doesn't list my existing albums, so I cannot select the Inbox.

I'm pretty green with KM. Is there another way to accomplish what I want to do - open Apple Photos and select the Inbox album?

Hmm...

This works perfectly for me on my Mojave box – what version of macOS are you using?

-Chris

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I can confirm what @majorgear is saying (on Big Sur). Keyboard Maestro cannot see the actual Albums in the Sub-Menu and even typing the Album Name in manually doesn't work:

Thanks.

Okay.

First try opening up to Albums using a Select or Show a Menu Item action.

Then add a Type a Keystroke action with a right-arrow.

Then try another Select or Show a Menu Item action with the whole path.

If that doesn't work then delete it and add an Insert Text by Typing action with "inbox\n" in the field.

Clearly this is a bug – if you and the OP have time please complain to Apple

-Chris

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@ccstone - you have done it again! Your first suggestion works (repeating the menu Action twice, with the Sub-Menu the second time - it didn't need the Type a Keystroke Action with right arrow).

For the benefit of @majorgear here is the Macro that worked for me:

Photos Album Example.kmmacros (27.3 KB)

As you say, this must be a Big Sur Photos bug.

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