I like to know if it’s possible to show a palette, when a command in a file menu - here “save as…” - is pressed in a specific app - here Safari.
In other words: when I press the “save as…” button or when I type the shortcut “⌘-S” in Safari, then a specific palette with macros should be shown.
You could use a Device Key trigger to detect Command-S and show a palette, but there isn’t really any way to detect selecting the menu or pressing a button.
Thank you for the informations.
So, perhaps that will be possible in a future version…
This is unlikely to happen, because Peter only implements features that have a publicly available API and won’t do things that hack the system.
However, it is possible to do by “hacking” the system.
There’s a utility called UI Actions that brings “universal attachability” to applications.
The events it can see are:
- choosing a menu item
- choosing a tab
- changing the value of a text field, radio button, or checkbox
- clicking a button that changes a value in the user interface
- selecting a user interface element
- scrolling a view
- opening a sheet or drawer
- opening, moving, or resizing a window
- bringing a window to the front or minimizing it to the Dock
- activating, deactivating, showing, or hiding an application
Currently the price for it is $35.00 U.S.
Thanks for the tip! Perhaps I will try once UI Actions.