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 You can create a new editor window by choosing the [[Menus#​New_Editor_Window|File ➤ New Editor Window menu]]. You can create a new editor window by choosing the [[Menus#​New_Editor_Window|File ➤ New Editor Window menu]].
  
 +===== Window Elements =====
 {{ editor-window-marked.png?​nolink&​937x553 | Editor Window }} {{ editor-window-marked.png?​nolink&​937x553 | Editor Window }}
 +==== Main Elements ====
 +  - **//Groups Column//** 1️⃣ (on the left)
 +    * List of all of the [[Macro_Groups|Macro Groups]] and [[Smart_Groups|Smart Groups]] (shown at top) in your account.
 +    * Smart Groups are saved searches of macros.
 +  - **//Macros Column//** 2️⃣ (in the middle)
 +    * List All of the [[Macros]] in the Selected [[Macro_Groups|Macro Group]].
 +    * Macros are the primary way you describe what you want Keyboard Maestro to do.
 +    * You can filter the list to find specific macros by using the Search Field (upper right corner).
 +  - **_Details Column_** 3️⃣ (on the right)
 +    - Display or Edit the details of the selected Macro, Macro Group, or Smart Group.
 +      * This is where you enter the actual details of the selected Macro
 +      * Layout changes depending on which type is selected.
 +    - **If a _Macro_ is selected**, shows the following elements:
 +      - _Macro Name_
 +      - _Enabled Checkbox_ ✅ (shown just before the text "​Triggered by any of the following"​).
 +        * Must be checked to enable your Macro to be triggered.
 +      - _[[Macro_Triggers|Trigger]] List_ (if any) that have been assigned to your Macro
 +      - _[[:​Actions|Action]] List_ -- the meat of your Macro that provides the processing steps to be performed.
 +    - **If a _Macro Group_ is selected**, shows the following elements:
 +      - _Macro Group Name_
 +      - _Enabled Checkbox_ ✅ (shown just before the text "​Enable Macro Group"​).
 +        * Must be checked to enable your Macro Group. ​
 +        * If unchecked, none of the Macros in that Macro Group can be triggered.
  
-One the Group column ​(1on the left, you have the a list of all your [[Smart_Groups|Smart Groups]] and [[Macro_Groups|Macro Groups]] Smart Groups are saved searches of macros.+==== Toolbars ==== 
 +  - **Toolbar at Bottom** 
 +    * Below each of the above columns are tools (buttonsto be used only for that column. 
 +    * See below for details 
 +  - **Toolbar at Top** 
 +    * At the top of the window are tools generally apply to all Macros. 
 +    * See below for details.
  
-In the Macro column (2in the middle are the [[Macros]]. Macros are the primary way you describe what you want Keyboard Maestro to do.  This column will list all the macros matched by any selected ​//Smart Groups//and all the macros contained by any selected //Macro Groups// You can filter ​the list to find specific macros by using the Search Field (3).+===== Toolbar at Bottom ===== 
 +{{:​manual:​km-editor-bottom-toolbar-km9.png|}}\\  
 +Buttons: 
 +  - **Common Buttons** 2️⃣ at the bottom of each column ​\\ (Applies to Item in that column) 
 +    - Create (BUTTON{{{+}}}) 
 +    - Delete (BUTTON{{{-}}}) 
 +    - Enable/​disable (BUTTON{{{✓}}}) 
 +  - **Groups Column Buttons**  
 +    - Create Smart Group BUTTON{{{⊕}}} 1️⃣ 
 +  - **Details Column Buttons** 
 +    - Set Timeout for selected Action 3️⃣ 
 +    - Toggle Edit Mode BUTTON{{{Edit}}} 4️⃣ 
 +    - Try the selected ​actions BUTTON{{{Try}}} 5️⃣ 
 +      - This is for testing _Actions_NOT the entire ​Macro. 
 +      - To test the entire Macro, click the Run Button ▶️ in the Top Toolbar 
 +    - Start Macro Recording BUTTON{{{Record}}} 6️⃣
  
-In the right column (3) you have a description ​of the selected macro.  ​When in Edit mode (which ​you can toggle with the BUTTON{{{Edit}}} button ​(5)), this is where you will edit your Smart Group searchesyour Macro Group configurationsand your Macros.+===== Toolbar at Top ===== 
 +{{:​manual:​km-editor-top-toolbar-km9.png?​|}}\\  
 +Along the top of the window is the toolbar.  ​From left to right the buttons let you
 +  - BUTTON{{{Share}}} ⏏️ -- Share your Macros or Actions, including directly to the [[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​|Keyboard Maestro Forum]]. 
 +  - BUTTON{{{Used}}} ⌘ Select the most recently used (triggeredmacros. 
 +  - BUTTON{{{History}}} ⬅️➡️ Select from the recently edited macro history. 
 +  - BUTTON{{{Modified}}} ⏲️ Select the most recently edited macro. 
 +  - BUTTON{{{Run}}} ▶️ Run the selected macro. 
 +  - BUTTON{{{Search}}} 🔍 Search for Macros and Actions. 
 +    * Press <​kbd>​⌘F</​kbd>​ to search Macros only in the selected Macro Group. 
 +    * Press <​kbd>​⌘⌥F</​kbd>​ to search all Macros. 
 +    * If you enter simple text, it will search for any text in any Actionor Macro Namethat contains that text 
 +    * To better restrict the Search, use [[:​manual/​Search_Strings|Search Qualifiers]] 
 +    * The _Macros Column_ will be filtered to only matching macros 
 +    * Any parts of the macro that match will be highlighted in striped blue in the _Details Column_.
  
-At the bottom of each column (4) it a set of buttons to create (BUTTON{{{+}}})delete (BUTTON{{{-}}}) ​or enable/disable (BUTTON{{{✓}}}) their respective groups, macros or actions. ​ There is an extra BUTTON{{{⊕}}} button at the far left to create a Smart Group.+===== Editing ===== 
 +Edit mode may be toggled on/off by clicking ​the BUTTON{{{Edit}}} button on the Bottom Toolbar, or by selecting the menu  _View > Stop/Start Editing Macros_.
  
-Next to the BUTTON{{{Edit}}} button (5) are buttons to set a timeout for a specific action, to try the selected actions, and the enter recording mode to add new actions by recording what you are doing (moving and clicking the mouse, selecting menus, moving and resizing windows, typing characters, etc).+==== Actions ====
  
-Along the top of the window is the toolbar. ​ From left to right the buttons let you:+**You can add a new action by any of the following:​** 
 +  - Click the BUTTON{{{New Action}}} button 
 +  - Click the BUTTON{{{+}}} button at the bottom ​of the _Details Column_ 3️⃣ to display ​the list of actions 
 +  - Choose the [[Menus#​Insert_Action_by_Name|Edit ➤ Insert Action By Name menu]] 
 +  - Press <​kbd>​⌘⌃A</​kbd> ​to show a Insert Action By Name Popup 
 +  - Choose from the [[Menus#​Insert_Action|Edit ➤ Insert Action menu]]
  
-* Share your macros, including directly to the [[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​|Keyboard Maestro Forum]]. +==== Macros ​====
-* Select the most recently used (triggered) macros. +
-* Select from the recently edited macro history. +
-* Select the most recently edited macro. +
-* Run the selected macro. +
-* Search for macros. ​ The Macros ​column (2) will be filtered to only matching macros, and any parts of the macro that match will be highlighted in striped blue in the detail column (3).+
  
-When you are in Edit Modeand you select a Smart Group, you can edit its search settings.+When you are in Edit Mode and you select a Macro, you can edit its behaviour.
  
-{{ smart-group-marked.png?​nolink&​937x465 ​Smart Group Editor }}+{{ macro-editor-marked.png?​nolink&​937x694 ​Macro Editor }}
  
-You can adjust the name of the Smart Group (1), and adjust its [[Search_Strings|Search Strings]] ​(2).+You can adjust the name of the Macro 3️⃣, and whether it is enabled 3️⃣ ​(a macro must be enabled for it to be available to be triggered (executed) - its parent macro group must also be enabled and active).
  
-You can add another Search String by clicking the green BUTTON{{{+}}} button.+==== Triggers ====
  
-When you are in Edit Modeand you select a Macro Groupyou can edit its configuration.+A macro consists of a set of triggers 3️⃣.  ​When it is activeif any of these [[Macro_Triggers|triggers]] happenthen the macro executes the [[Macro_Actions|actions]].
  
-{{ macro-group-marked.png?​nolink&​937x584 | Macro Group Editor ​}}+You can add a trigger by clicking and holding on the green BUTTON{{{+}}} button and selecting the kind of trigger you would like to use.  ​
  
-You can adjust ​the name of the Macro Group (1).+Some triggers, like the [[trigger:​Status_Menu|Status Menu]] trigger, do not have any additional configuration. ​ Simply adding them to the macro will have macro triggered when the event happens ​(in this case, the macro will be listed in the Keyboard Maestro status menu, and will be triggered if you choose it from that menu).
  
-For a Macro to be available ​to trigger, ​it must be enabled and its parent Macro Group must be enabled, and active.  ​The configurations for the Macro Group control when it will be activeand thus when the macros it contains ​will be active (available to be triggered ​and executed).+Other triggers, like the [[trigger:​Typed_String|Typed String]] trigger, require you to configure more details about when the trigger ​should happensuch as the specific string you have to type to trigger the macro.  ​For the macro shown, the macro will be triggered ​when you type the string “=-=”.
  
-You can adjust whether the macro group is enabled (2)whether ​it is only active ​in some specific applications (3) (ie, when they are at the front, and their menu bar is showing), whether it is only active in specific windows (4), whether it is only active when you explicitly toggle it on or off, and whether and how it shows a palette containing its macros (5).+When a macro is triggered, it will execute the actions you have entered ​in the Details Column ​3️⃣.
  
-When you are in Edit Mode and you select a Macro, you can edit its behaviour.+==== Macro Groups ====
  
-{{ macro-editor-marked.png?​nolink&​937x694 | Macro Editor }}+When you are in Edit Mode, and you select a Macro Group, you can edit its configuration.
  
-You can adjust the name of the Macro (1), and whether it is enabled (2) (a macro must be enabled for it to be available to be triggered (executed) ​its parent macro group must also be enabled and active).+{{ macro-group-marked.png?​nolink&​937x584 | Macro Group Editor }}
  
-A macro consists ​of a set of triggers (3).  When it is active, if any of these [[Macro_Triggers|triggers]] happen, then the macro executes ​the [[Macro_Actions|actions]] ​(5).+You can adjust the name of the Macro Group (1).
  
-You can add a trigger ​by clicking ​and holding on the green BUTTON{{{+}}} button (4) and selecting ​the kind of trigger you would like to use +For Macro to be available to trigger, it must be enabled ​and its parent Macro Group must be enabled, and active. ​ The configurations for the Macro Group control when it will be active, ​and thus when the macros it contains will be active (available ​to be triggered and executed).
  
-Some triggers, like the [[trigger:​Status_Menu|Status Menu]] trigger, do not have any additional configuration. ​ Simply adding them to the macro will have macro triggered when the event happens (in this case, the macro will be listed in the Keyboard Maestro status menu, and will be triggered if you choose ​it from that menu).+You can adjust whether ​the macro group is enabled 2️⃣, whether it is only active ​in some specific applications 3️⃣ (iewhen they are at the front, and their menu bar is showing), whether it is only active in specific windows (4), whether it is only active when you explicitly toggle ​it on or off, and whether and how it shows a palette containing its macros (5).
  
-Other triggers, like the [[trigger:​Typed_String|Typed String]] trigger, require you to configure more details about when the trigger should happen, such as the specific string you have to type to trigger the macro. ​ For the macro shown, the macro will be triggered when you type the string “=-=”.+==== Smart Groups ====
  
-When a macro is triggeredit will execute the actions ​you have specified (5).+When you are in Edit Mode, and you select ​Smart Group, you can edit its search settings.
  
-You can add a new action ​by clicking the BUTTON{{{New Action}}} button or the BUTTON{{{+}}} button ​at the bottom of the macro detail view (6) to display the list of actions or by choosing the [[Menus#​Insert_Action_by_Name|Edit ➤ Insert Action By Name menu]] or choosing from the [[Menus#​Insert_Action|Edit ➤ Insert Action menu]].+{{ smart-group-marked.png?​nolink&​937x465 | Smart Group Editor }} 
 + 
 +You can adjust the name of the Smart Group 1️⃣, and adjust its [[Search_Strings|Search Strings]] 2️⃣. 
 + 
 +You can add another Search String ​by clicking the green BUTTON{{{+}}} button.
  
-In the displayed macro, the action uses the [[token:​SystemClipboard|%SystemClipboard%]] token to read the system clipboard, and will then insert it by typing (rather than the normal pasting for the System Clipboard). ​ This can be useful for cases where you are disallowed from pasting for some reason. 
  
  
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