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 Keyboard~~Maestro organizes your macros into Macro~~Groups which are like folders of macros. ​ Each Macro~~Group contains a number of macros and controls when those macros are active. Keyboard~~Maestro organizes your macros into Macro~~Groups which are like folders of macros. ​ Each Macro~~Group contains a number of macros and controls when those macros are active.
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 +**Note:** Please see this Wiki article for a more up-to-date discussion of Macro Groups: [[:​Macro_Groups|Macro Groups]].
  
 A Macro~~Group can target or exclude specific applications,​ which means the macros it contains will only be active in those desired applications or when those applications are running. ​ For example, you can have macros which are active only in Mail.app. ​ It can also be active only in specific windows. ​ So for example, you can have macros which are active only in Mail.app, or only in Mail.app when a compose window is open. A Macro~~Group can target or exclude specific applications,​ which means the macros it contains will only be active in those desired applications or when those applications are running. ​ For example, you can have macros which are active only in Mail.app. ​ It can also be active only in specific windows. ​ So for example, you can have macros which are active only in Mail.app, or only in Mail.app when a compose window is open.
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 With the previous three settings, the macros are active if and only if the palette is displayed. ​ The final three options are the same except that the macros are always active, so they are always available to be triggered by another means, and sometimes by the palette. With the previous three settings, the macros are active if and only if the palette is displayed. ​ The final three options are the same except that the macros are always active, so they are always available to be triggered by another means, and sometimes by the palette.
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-You can disable or enable a macro group by selecting it and clicking the BUTTON{{{✓}}} button at the bottom of the Groups list.  If a Macro~~Group is disabled or inactive for any reason, all its contained Macros will be inactive. ​ You can disable or enable a Macro Group using the Set Macro Enable action, you can show in a palette or activate a Macro Group using the Show Macro Group or Activate Macro Group actions. 
  
 You can change the targeting of an existing group by selecting it in the Groups list and ensuring you are in Edit mode by clicking the BUTTON{{{Edit}}} button, or by double clicking the macro group. You can change the targeting of an existing group by selecting it in the Groups list and ensuring you are in Edit mode by clicking the BUTTON{{{Edit}}} button, or by double clicking the macro group.
  
-You can disable a Macro Group from AppleScript with:+You can disable ​or enable ​macro group by selecting it and clicking the BUTTON{{{✓}}} button at the bottom of the Groups list.  If a Macro~~Group is disabled or inactive for any reason, all its contained Macros will be inactive. ​ You can disable or enable a Macro Group using the Set Macro Enable action, you can show in a palette or activate a Macro Group using the Show Macro Group or Activate ​Macro Group actions.
  
-<code applescript>​ +Disabled ​Macro Groups can optionally be hidden using the choosing the [[Menus#​Hide_Disabled_Macro_Groups|View ➤ Hide Disabled Macro Groups menu]].
-tell application "​Keyboard Maestro"​ +
-  setMacroEnable "Macro Group Name or UID" with/​without enable +
-end tell +
-</​code>​+
  
-You can start editing ​Macro or Macro Group from AppleScript with:+You can control or right click on macro group to Disable, Enable, Rename, Duplicate, ​or Export it.
  
-<code applescript>​ +The Keyboard Maestro ​editor has full AppleScript support so you can manipulate ​macro groups ​in many ways via AppleScript. ​ See [[:Scripting_the_Keyboard_Maestro_editor#​Macro_Groups|Scripting the Keyboard Maestro ​editor]]
-tell application "Keyboard Maestro+
-  editMacro "Macro Group Name or UID" +
-end tell +
-</​code>​ +
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-You can get the list of currently selected macros or macro groups ​with: +
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-<code applescript>​ +
-tell application "Keyboard Maestro+
-  selectedMacros +
-end tell +
-</​code>​+
  
 To delete a Macro~~Group,​ select the macro group and then press Command-Delete or click the BUTTON{{{-}}} button at the bottom of the Groups list. To delete a Macro~~Group,​ select the macro group and then press Command-Delete or click the BUTTON{{{-}}} button at the bottom of the Groups list.
  
 You cannot delete or rename or disable the Global~~Macro~~Group. ​ If you want to control when some of the macros within the Global Macro Group are active, make a new macro group and drag those macros to it. You cannot delete or rename or disable the Global~~Macro~~Group. ​ If you want to control when some of the macros within the Global Macro Group are active, make a new macro group and drag those macros to it.
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