The Display Text Action provides two very different functions:
When you initially insert this Action, it looks like this:
Text may also include text tokens. Select text tokens using the Insert Token arrow at the right-hand end of the text area.
You can control what text processing happens by selecting one of these options from the Gear Menu (7.2+) :
Most other Text Fields in Keyboard Maestro process both text tokens and (except for regular expression fields) backslash characters.
Example Created by Pasting Rich Text and Image, then Formatting
Display text briefly displays the text in a notification which disappears after a few moments. This uses the standard system Notification, so if you have disabled Notifications from displaying you may not see any results.
Note: If you are mirroring screens, have turned on Do Not Disturb, or have disabled Notifications for any other reason, then these will not appear.
Display text large displays text in white across a transparent gray background in the centre of the screen. The more text there is the smaller the text size so that it fits on a single line. That means it’s a good idea to keep the text short. The text disappears after a few moments.