Triggers do not show in palette

Using macOS 10.15.6; KM 9.0.6.

In KM Preferences > Palettes, I set up all Palette Styles using the Theme Editor to show the Trigger for each action (Trigger box checked). I have set up the Macro action “Show Palette of Macros.”

Everything is working as expected, except the Triggers are not displayed in the palette. I can see the Icon and Text description of each action, but the Trigger for each action is not visible. I know I can click on an action in the palette to activate it, but I want to see the Trigger for each of the actions displayed in the palette. How do I fix this? Thanks in advance.

Screen Shot 2020-08-06 at 6.21.12 PM

I found the answer. In the Editor, I selected the Group folder; selected “Shows/hides a palette when…” from the available choices in the third dropdown list. The palette now shows the triggers. Why it doesn’t work with the “Show Palette of Macros” action is puzzling. This article was helpful:

As an aside, I wouldn’t have so many actions beginning “O”. So I would ditch the “Open” in each action’s name.

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Great tip. Open Bear could be Bear and when you type B it will go right to that.

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You've solved a mystery that has puzzled me for SO long. I was using a "Show palette of Macros" action as well and could not for the life of me understand why I wasn't seeing triggers. Wouldn't this be a bug, @peternlewis ?

Thanks & cheers --Mike

No. The Show Palette of Macros is shown as a Conflict Palette. You can configure in the appearance of this palette in the Palettes preferences, but it cannot include the trigger.

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Thanks, that was puzzling me all day today. I have been using palettes extensively for years now and only this week wanted one which showed triggers, normally in my workflow the exact point of using palettes is to avoid needing other triggers, or conflict palettes I use all the time where the same applies.

I resurrect this to show how useful going back and looking up old threads can be. To be honest it clarified how palettes work too. You really don't have to be an IT whizz or even a "power user" to use this app. and that could be broadcast more widely. In my case palettes were central to my work flow, I use them all the time all day long, without really understanding fully how they work. I might even have had some so long that I have actually forgotten stuff too. For sure I have made macros myself that I would find hard to recreate. I just copy them if I use a new machine or make a variation. Most of my palettes are like that in fact now.

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