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 manual:Glossary [2019/09/18 20:24]JMichaelTX manual:Glossary [2019/11/06 10:59]JMichaelTX ADD "Variables" Both sides previous revision Previous revision 2019/11/06 10:59 JMichaelTX ADD "Variables"2019/09/18 20:30 JMichaelTX 2019/09/18 20:24 JMichaelTX 2019/06/19 01:40 peternlewis 2017/08/21 21:47 peternlewis 2017/02/22 14:35 JMichaelTX Update "Macro" definition2016/11/17 21:23 peternlewis Sorting~~Characters2016/07/26 01:34 peternlewis Status~~Menu2016/06/27 02:44 peternlewis 2016/06/23 05:14 peternlewis 2016/06/01 03:32 external edit Next revision Previous revision 2019/11/06 10:59 JMichaelTX ADD "Variables"2019/09/18 20:30 JMichaelTX 2019/09/18 20:24 JMichaelTX 2019/06/19 01:40 peternlewis 2017/08/21 21:47 peternlewis 2017/02/22 14:35 JMichaelTX Update "Macro" definition2016/11/17 21:23 peternlewis Sorting~~Characters2016/07/26 01:34 peternlewis Status~~Menu2016/06/27 02:44 peternlewis 2016/06/23 05:14 peternlewis 2016/06/01 03:32 external edit Line 13: Line 13: | Keyboard~~Maestro~~Engine | The process that enables your [[Macros]], [[Application Switcher]], [[Window Switcher]], [[Named Clipboard Switcher]] and web server to work even after you quit Keyboard~~Maestro | | Keyboard~~Maestro~~Engine | The process that enables your [[Macros]], [[Application Switcher]], [[Window Switcher]], [[Named Clipboard Switcher]] and web server to work even after you quit Keyboard~~Maestro | | Mac~~OS~~X | see OS~~X | | Mac~~OS~~X | see OS~~X | - | Mac~~OS ​| see OS~~X | + | macOS | The Apple Macintosh Operating System. ​ Formerly known as "OS X"​. ​| | Macro  | [[Macros|Macros]] are used to automate your workflow, procedure, or process on your Mac.  A Macro consists of \\   • A set of steps called [[:​Actions|Actions]]. \\   • One or more [[:​Triggers|Triggers]] to execute the Macro, if it is [[:​Macro_Activation|Active]]. | | Macro  | [[Macros|Macros]] are used to automate your workflow, procedure, or process on your Mac.  A Macro consists of \\   • A set of steps called [[:​Actions|Actions]]. \\   • One or more [[:​Triggers|Triggers]] to execute the Macro, if it is [[:​Macro_Activation|Active]]. | | Macro~~Action | an action you wish to perform, such as opening a file, typing some text, controlling Safari, and so on | | Macro~~Action | an action you wish to perform, such as opening a file, typing some text, controlling Safari, and so on | Line 39: Line 39: | UID | see UUID | | UID | see UUID | | UUID | a Universally Unique IDentifier for [[Macros]] and [[Macro_Groups|Macro Groups]] and other purposes that remains the same even if you rename or modify a macro or macro group, or import a Macro built on another Mac. Also known as a [GUID](https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Globally_unique_identifier). | | UUID | a Universally Unique IDentifier for [[Macros]] and [[Macro_Groups|Macro Groups]] and other purposes that remains the same even if you rename or modify a macro or macro group, or import a Macro built on another Mac. Also known as a [GUID](https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Globally_unique_identifier). | + | Variables | Like most programming languages, Keyboard Maestro allows you to create [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Variable_(computer_science)|Variables]] to store data for use later on in the same Macro, or in other Macros.\\ Variables can be set from many actions. You can set variables to specific text, to the result of a calculations,​ from user input, from the Keychain, by searching other variables, from the clipboard or Named Clipboards, as the result of scripts, and from many other sources.\\ For more details, see [[manual:​Variables|Variables]]. | | Z-order | refers to the order of windows from frontmost to furthest back | | Z-order | refers to the order of windows from frontmost to furthest back |