Is there a way to specify that numbers being typed by a macro, are typed as if entered on the number pad?
I work in Pro Tools for editing audio. I can leave markers at certain locations. To recall a marker, and move to its location I can enter a key sequence. The key sequence is “Numpad Period, Numpad Number, Numpad Period” So if I want to go to marker 40 it would be “Numpad Period, Numpad 4, Numpad 0, Numpad Period”.
I have a lot of great little macros I’ve written for Pro Tools. I’m trying to work out a way to apply these macros multiple times rather that firing them individually. So I could setup markers and apply them to the audio at a set of markers.
I have everything working except for making it automatically locate to the markers. I can hard program a single one with no problem. But if I want it to loop through say the first ten markers, I need a loop with a calculation and a counter, incrementing my marker number. Easy enough to do if it were entering just regular numbers. But it must be numbers typed on the number pad for Pro Tools to recognize the key sequence and locate to the marker.
I hope that makes sense. If not currently implemented, I think it could be done with a preference or maybe setting for the “Enter Text by Typing” action that would make all numbers typed be sent as numpad numbers.
Let me know if there is currently a way to do this, otherwise it is a feature request. As always. I love Keyboard Maestro. Great Software. Amazing job.