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 Keyboard Maestro organizes your [[manual:​Macros|Macros]] into //Macro Groups// which are like folders of macros. Each Macro Group can contain zero or more [[manual:​Macros|Macros]]. ​ Subfolders are not allowed. Keyboard Maestro organizes your [[manual:​Macros|Macros]] into //Macro Groups// which are like folders of macros. Each Macro Group can contain zero or more [[manual:​Macros|Macros]]. ​ Subfolders are not allowed.
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 +===== Purpose =====
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 +* Provide a folder-like container for related Macros.
 +* Control when those Macros are active, and available to be triggered.
 +* Provide for displaying a [[manual:​Palettes|Palette]] of Macros that can like a custom toolbar for your apps, or even across all or multiple apps.
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 +===== Controlling When Macros are Active =====
  
 The **most important function** of Macro Groups is to **control when the contained macros are active.** The **most important function** of Macro Groups is to **control when the contained macros are active.**
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 Macro activation can be a challenging subject to master. ​ For a full discussion, please see [[Macro_Activation|Macro Activation]]. Macro activation can be a challenging subject to master. ​ For a full discussion, please see [[Macro_Activation|Macro Activation]].
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 +===== Displaying a Palette =====
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 +* Each Macro Group can be displayed as a palette. The macro group can be global to all applications,​ or specific to any subset of applications. It can be toggled on and off with a hot key (or a status menu selection or from the Global Macro Palette) or it can be displayed for a single action. Actions can hide or show the macro group palettes.
 +* For details on setup of Palettes, see **[[manual:​Palettes|Palettes]]**.
  
 ===== Macro Group UI ===== ===== Macro Group UI =====
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 Controls are available at the bottom of the //Macro Groups// Panel, in the //File// menu, and via keyboard shortcuts. Controls are available at the bottom of the //Macro Groups// Panel, in the //File// menu, and via keyboard shortcuts.
  
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