TIP: How To Launch or Restart KM Engine Without Using KM

This question has come up several times in different threads recently, so I thought I'd publish here, along with posts from others, to make it easy for all to find.

Using AppleScript to Restart/Toggle KM Engine

This simple AppleScript will do the job:

tell application "Keyboard Maestro Engine" to reload

Save this in a .scpt file in the macOS Scripts folder.
You can then run using either the macOS Scripts menu, or with FastScripts (recommended).

Using AppleScript to Start/Launch the KM Engine

tell application "Keyboard Maestro Engine" to activate
open -a 'Keyboard Maestro Engine'


open -b com.stairways.keyboardmaestro.engine

and macOS will launch it wherever it is.

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open "/Applications/Keyboard Maestro.app/Contents/MacOS/Keyboard Maestro Engine.app"
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