# Keyboard Maestro Wiki

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action:Display_Text

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The Display Text action displays text on the screen in one of several ways. Text may also include text tokens. Select text tokens using the Insert Token arrow at the right-hand end of the text area.

Display options are:

• Insert text by typing
• Insert text by pasting
• Insert styled text by pasting
• Display text in a window
• Display text briefly
• Display text large

The first 4 options display the text in a small window on screen. Dismiss the window with the OK button.

Display text briefly displays the text in a notification which disappears after a few moments.

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.

The action allows you to control what text processing happens in the gear menu (7.2+) :

• Process Text Normally (process text tokens and backslash characters)
• Process Text Tokens Only (process text tokens but not backslash characters)
• Process Nothing (process neither text tokens nor backslash characters)

Most other Text Fields in Keyboard Maestro process both text tokens and (except for regular expression fields) backslash characters.