Using KM with Sibelius (music notation)

Hi dear friends, I'm trying to program a shortcut to write dynamics at Sibelius music notation.
The steps to write a dynamic is:
1- Command+E (keystroke)
2- to write dynamic "forte" I have to use Command+F

But, I can't use Command+F since it is a default keystroke to search at Mac OS.
Any suggestion how to bypass this?
Thank a lot.

Hi @Ricardo_Teles. Welcome to the Keyboard Maestro forum!

Rathar than using a keystroke, consider using: Select or Show a Menu Item.

I don’t have the Sibelius app, but here’s an example macro that selects the View > Show View Options menu in the Finder. If there are menu options to complete the steps you list, you should be able to modify this macro to write a dynamic.

DOWNLOAD Macro File:
Finder > Show View Options.kmmacros (6.1 KB)
Note: This macro was uploaded in a DISABLED state. It must be ENABLED before it can be run. If it does not trigger, the macro group might also need to be ENABLED.


Thank you so much, I will try this solution.

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@Ricardo_Teles, you're most welcome.

If that doesn’t work out, please report back. Someone on this forum will no doubt be able to help you out.

Since you are a new forum user, I thought I'd direct you to two helpful posts. One of the forum moderators might suggest some additional information.

Getting Started with Keyboard Maestro and the Forum - Forum Admin

The above includes many useful links, but the one I see mentioned most often is:

Tip: How Do I Get The Best Answer in the Shortest Time? - Tips & Tutorials


@Ricardo_Teles and others following this thread: This topic was raised elsewhere and I've uploaded a slightly improved version of the example:


Thanks a lot dear friend!!!