Is there a macro or a script I can use in KM to simulate typing two keys simultaneously?
I am not talking about a modifier key + another key – I am talking about like typing "F7 and F8" at the same time.
The "type a keystroke" action only allows 1 key stroke.
That is not literally possible.
Just use two "Type a Keystroke" Actions in a row.
Have you tried that?
If that does not work, what is your use case?
What app requires this?
In Pro Tools pressing F7 + F8 at the same time activates the smart tools.
Did you try:
Is there a menu item that will activate the smart tools?
Can you change the keyboard shortcuts in Pro Tools?
Can KM do a keydown, keydown, keyup, keyup?
Yes, pressing two keys in a row doesn't work.
There's no menu item that I can access the smart tools from.
I found a work around to manually move the mouse to click on the smart tools icon, but it's a bit of a pain to have to make sure the window stays exact where it is so the mouse can click the correct icon.
I tried holding down one key and pressing the other key, but it doesn't work with KM macros – even though I can do it manually by hand.
Remap a Modifier Key + Another Key to F7 + F8.
Yes, the Type a Keystroke action has variants for Press and Hold and Release (configured in the gear menu of the action). So basically:
- Press and Hold F7
- Press and Hold F8
- Maybe Pause
- Release F8
- Release F7
There's another standard Pro Tools shortcut that selects the smart tool – COMMAND+7.