Trigger Fails When Finder Window Opens

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#1

I'm having problems getting a macro to run when Finder windows open. The macro runs if I use the hot key, but it does not run when I just open a Finder window - I would like it to run anytime a Finder window opens. What am I doing wrong? (see below; the AppleScript just sets column parameters of the Finder window).

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-- And similarly, I need this action to NOT run when windows have certain names (see below). I have tried different permutations of the "If Any Condition" action, but none seem to work. This does not work either with Hot Key or when the Finder Activates. Any ideas?

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#2

When you have a question about one of your macros, please post both the macro image and file.
See post/upload your script/macro.

Are you sure your Macro is not running? Could it run, but just fail to do anything?
In these cases, it is best to first execute a Notification action to confirm the Macro runs, or not, like this:

This macro works fine for me. It is triggered when Finder is activated.

MACRO:   Test Trigger by Finder Window [Example]

~~~ VER: 1.0    2019-02-08 ~~~

DOWNLOAD:

Test Trigger by Finder Window [Example].kmmacros (2.2 KB)
Note: This Macro was uploaded in a DISABLED state. You must enable before it can be triggered.


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However, if the Finder does not have any windows, or the Frontmost window is not truly frontmost, then your script will fail most likely.

See this post for a similar issue:
How to Close Finder Tab?


#3

OK, so I have one part of this issue fixed: I changed the Trigger to "The focussed window: The focussed window changes" This seems to make it work. (see below)

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Resize Finder Window - Column 500, Width 1172 ORIGINAL.kmmacros (4.1 KB)

-- But I still need to figure out a way to exclude certain windows from this macro, as per the second item of my original post. Does anyone know how to do this? Here is the macro I have been working with (and I have changed conditions many times, but can't seem to get it to work....):

Resize Finder Window - Column 500, Width 1172 IN PROGRESS.kmmacros (5.6 KB)