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Tokens

Definition

Tokens in Keyboard Maestro represent placeholders for information about a specific object. For example, the %SafariTitle% token returns the title of the current Safari tab. So the value of the Token will be determined at execution time. All tokens return a text value, even if the source data was some other data type.

Tokens allow you to add textual information to token text fields. You can insert tokens into a field using the Insert Token popup near the field or by choosing Insert Token from the Edit menu. You can also start typing a token and use text completion to complete the token.

Text token fields also process %NN% or %NNNN% as arbitrary hex unicode characters (eg %41% is an A), and (except for regular expression fields) process backslashed characters \a,\b,\e,\f,\t,\r,\n (bell,backspace,escape,form feed,tab,return,line feed).

To include a percent in your text, simply double the percent. To include a backslash in your text, double the backslash.

List of Tokens

How To Use

Keyboard Maestro has a wide variety of tokens. Tokens allow you to add information to text fields in an Action. You can insert tokens into a field using the Insert Token popup near the field.

Most fields that contain text (ie, not just numbers) can include tokens.

Action fields that accept tokens also process %NN% or %NNNN% as arbitrary hex unicode characters (eg %41% is an A), and (except for regular expression fields) process backslashed characters \a,\b,\e,\f,\t,\r,\n (bell,backspace,escape,form feed,tab,return,line feed).

To include a percent (%) in your text, simply double the percent (%%). To include a backslash (\) in your text, double the backslash (\\).

Tokens.txt · Last modified: 2016/12/02 04:43 by peternlewis