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Keyboard Maestro 11 expands on the powerful base of previous versions, improving the editor, adding many new actions and triggers, New Macro Wizard, a new Security preference pane, a keyboardmaestro command line tool, support for Apple Text Recognition, and more. Keyboard Maestro 11 requires macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later.

Changed in 11.0.3

  • Support dragging a file on to the File Selection button in the Write to File action. (forum)
  • Added the SelectMenuByNameText token. (forum)
  • Corrected %LongSystemVersion% token to %SystemLongVersion%. (forum)
  • Worked around a bug in NSRegularExpression erroneously setting NSMatchingHitEnd. (forum)
  • Worked around an issue with Open the Finder Selection action. (forum)
  • Remove exists condition for Variable condition which has no single meaning.
  • Resolved a crash if you enter percent characters in USB Device or Mounted Volume trigger names.
  • Fixed Manipulate a Window action not working on multiple windows when it should have.
  • Fixed an issue with Focused Window Titled Changed trigger on activation. (forum)
  • Fixed an issue with displaying some forms of styled text. (forum)
  • Fixed an issue where the Active Macro Groups palette could be incorrect.
  • Fixed a possible issue with New Google Chrome Window action putting the URL in the old window.
  • Fixed an issue where modifiers could be added to the search field if it was the focussed field when the editor activated. (forum)
  • Tried again to resolve issues with non-integer refresh rates and the Set Screen Resolution action.

Changed in 11.0.2

  • Resolved an issue Display Large Text action stealing focus in Sonoma.
  • Worked around an issue when setting window position and size when the system is animating the changes and gets confused.
  • Fixed the Alert action to honor the Set Next Engine Window Position action. (forum)
  • Resolved an issue with keys in the status menu not being handled for a period of time after the Status Menu is opened.
  • Resolved an issue with Set Variable to Text action and arrays within tokens. (forum)
  • Set Variable to Text action will error if it is setting an indexed element and the index is out of range. (forum)
  • Resolved a performance issue with the %FrontDocumentPath% token in the editor.
  • Possibly resolved an issue with USB Device Key triggers when lots of 0 packets are sent by the device.
  • Fixed an issue with the non-edit display of OCR languages.
  • Fixed an issue with non-integer screen refresh rates.

Changed in 11.0.1

  • Request Calendar permission when using the Create Calendar Event action.
  • Fixed an issue with Press a Button and other actions when it fails but does not abort the macro.
  • Fixed some issues with the Select Menu by Name action.
  • Fixed Search and Replace action to fail when the source cannot be read.
  • Mitigate issue with 1Password corrupted bookmarks causing a crash/lag.
  • Fixed an issue with Show Palette of Macros action not using the default theme initially. (forum)
  • Fixed the %TriggerBase% token for the Periodic, Time of Day and other triggers. (forum)
  • Fixed an issue with %FinderSelections% and other tokens on pre-Ventura systems.
  • Added a TokenTimeout and ForceSynchronousTokens preference. (forum)
  • Fixed some false positives with modifier only Typed String triggers.
  • Fixed an issue with Find Image & Click Mouse With Found Image actions when Waiting For Match.
  • Resolved an issue with the macro group Toggle window stealing focus in Sonoma.
  • Fixed a possible issue with some Wireless Network trigger names.
  • Fixed a minor issue with the non-Edit display of Smart Groups.


  • Added New Macro Wizard to quickly make new macros.
  • Added Security preference pane to summarise the state and adjust the various system security settings.
  • Added Macro Group synching option to Disable Macro Group on All Macs. (forum)
  • Report if macros that are deleted are in use by other macros.
  • Added deprecated: search string.
  • Added action:1234 search string.
  • Added word:wombat search string.
  • Show Click Location in Quick Look view of images in Click at Found Image action (contstant offsets only).
  • Added “Do Not Ask Again” option to Evaluate Conditions alert.
  • Added link to wiki Preferences in the General preferences settings.
  • Support inserting “¬” characters with option-Return in AppleScript script fields.
  • Support text completion for Path fields.
  • Support macros in AppleScript smart groups. (forum)
  • Added warning if the Keyboard Maestro application is moved while it is running. (link)
  • Added Find button when deleting a named clipboard that is used by one or more macros.
  • Added Move Action Up/Down menu items.
  • Added support to Press a Button action to scan application windows for buttons.
  • Default new Execute a JavaScript actions to modern syntax.
  • Added live results to the Search and Replace action. (forum)


  • Added keyboardmaestro command line tool for triggering or editing macros.
  • Added modern JavaScript syntax mode.
  • Added support for limiting variables passed to scripts.
  • Added Apple Text Recognition to OCR options (macOS 10.15+). (forum)
  • Added Active Macro Groups palette to show which groups are active (available via the Help menu or the Status Menu).
  • Simplified Paste "xyz" submenu in the status menu to just display the text.
  • Added an option to include macro icons in the status menu.
  • Added an option to include macro icons in the group status menus.
  • AppleScript do script now returns results from the Return action.
  • Execute Macro shortcut returns results from the Return action.
  • Added Blue Topaz palette theme. (forum)
  • Request Screen Recording permission if the Pixel condition is used.
  • Request Contacts permission if the %AddressBook% token is used.
  • Allow Create Unique File action without an output variable to execute without error.
  • Improved detection and reporting of errors in Browser Actions.
  • Use custom For Each action name in Display Progress title. (forum)
  • Added an option to show only images in the Clipboard History Switcher. (forum)
  • Support Command & Command-Shift Arrows in Spotlight-like windows.
  • Support \ processing in variable token array item separators (eg %Variable%Lines[3]\n%).
  • Limit %JavaScript% tokens maximum execution time to half a second.
  • Support arbitrarily large numbers of files dropped on a palette entry. (forum)
  • Resolve symlinks for Applications (specifically this helps with the move of Safari in Ventura).
  • Removed use of deprecated SecKeychainUnlock et al.
  • Remove the “The text is” (and similar) from the Display Text windows. (forum)
  • Allow Prompt for User Input sliders to return decimals. (forum)





  • Added Sentence Case filter.
  • Added Styled Text to/from RTF filter. (forum)
  • Adjusted the Word Count filter so that “1.49” is one word.




  • Fixed a performance issue in the editor switching to/from macros with large numbers of triggers. (forum)
  • Fixed a crash that could happen if the icon of one macro was dependent on another recursively. (forum)
  • Fixed a possible crash after duplicate Typed String triggers fire and the macros are immediately reloaded.
  • Fixed an issue with Prompt for User Input sliders with initial values above 100. (forum)
  • Fixed some issues with the Ruler in text views.
  • Fixed an issue with the %|% token and emoji. (forum)
  • Fixed an issue searching for greater than 16-bit unicode characters. (forum)
  • Fixed some issues with truncating strings with greater than 16-bit unicode characters.
  • Fixed a glitch in the KeyCaps.icns file. (forum)
  • Fixed an issue with %FinderSelection% and %FinderSelections% tokens.
  • Fixed an issue with USB Device Key trigger and MacBook Pro M2 Product ID = 0 keyboards.
  • Fixed Execute a JavaScript in Custom Prompt action to process tokens on script paths.
  • Fixed using Helvetica in the Spotlight-like windows.
  • Fixed keyboardmaestro: URL so it works when the editor is launched.
  • Fixed Typed String triggers with regular expressions to produce conflict palettes if appropriate.
  • Fixed an issue with the non-edit trigger display of times in certain time zones. (forum)
  • Fixed setting Trigger Macro by Name to a Smart Macro Group. (forum)
  • Fixed a memory leak when finding images. (forum)
  • Fixed an issue with the Interactive Help listing macro execution multiple times.
  • Fixed an issue with the Interactive Help not listing recorded Quick Macro executions.
  • Added some logging for failed Accessibility window manipulations.
  • Fixed issue where a duplicated search string matched action does not appear matched.
  • Fixed an issue with overly enthusiastic search field completion suggestions.
  • Fixed issue with Palettes displaying wide enough to hold a title that is not shown. (forum)
  • Fixed an issue with the window switcher switching to different monitors. (forum)


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manual/Whats_New.txt · Last modified: 2024/05/21 02:31 by peternlewis