Keyboard Maestro 6.3 – Hot key tasking solution.

Keyboard Maestro 6.3Keyboard Maestro is your hot-key solution that allows you to perform a multitude of tasks simply by pressing a keystroke! It also incorporates the wildly popular MacOS Classic utility Program Switcher, which allows you to launch, switch, and quit applications with a simple keystroke.


  • Macro
  • Program and window switcher
  • Clipboard switcher
  • Clipboard history switcher

What’s New

Version 6.3:

  • Added Typed String trigger "Diacriticals do not matter" option.
  • Add Typed String Trigger "regular expression match".
  • Add Typed String Trigger "only after word break" option.
  • Typed String simulates deletes before displaying the conflict palette.
  • Added TypedStringClearTime private preference (default 5 seconds).
  • Added TypedStringClearWithShiftSpace private preference (default on).
  • Typed String triggers do not clear the Typed String buffers (simulated characters do).
  • Added Clear Typed String Buffer action
  • Added Crash Reporter.
  • Highlight errors in calculations in more places.
  • Added Substrings In collection.
  • Merged Lines In collections.
  • Added Lines In Named Clipboard collection.
  • Added %ActionResult% token.
  • Removed Press Button Result, Mouse Click Result, Select Menu Result vairables.
  • Added %Trigger%, %TriggerBase%, %TriggerValue% tokens.
  • Removed USB Device Name, Mounted Volume Name variables.
  • Added delay before and after draging in the drag mouse action.
  • Vastly improved performance of actions that write named clipboard entries.
  • Only force setting the Find Pasteboard if it actually changes value.
  • Changed various informative alert sheets to use notifications instead.
  • Tweaked Substring editor display.
  • Added option to Fix Finder Selection Bug in appropriate collections and actions.
  • Added support for serperators (-) in Prompt For User Input popup menus.
  • Added support for code_display formatted menu items in Prompt For User Input popup menus.
  • Use minus sign (-) instead of no entry sign () for Delete.
  • Periodically trim log files.
  • Added URL for keyboardmaestro://m=Activate%20Application%20Switcher
  • Added URL for keyboardmaestro://q=Activate
  • Added URL for keyboardmaestro://g=All%20Macros/q=Activate
  • Added URL for keyboardmaestro://a=Execute
  • Added URL for keyboardmaestro://c=All%20Actions/a=Execute
  • Hold Command key while pasting to toggle Close On Action in Clipboard Switchers.
  • Added support for displaying time saved in Days, Months or Years.
  • Added SYSTEMVOLUME() function.
  • Added support for option-arrow keys in switcher grid view.
  • Allow more use of shortcut letters in switchers with non-English keyboards.
  • Added warning to Status Menu if Accessibility is disabled for Engine.
  • Reduced polling for clipboard changed (further reduced when idle).
  • Added getall option to gethotkeys AppleScript engine command.
  • Use a more modern method to simulate hardware keys which should resolve the Volume Control action issues.
  • Wireless triggers would fire even if the macro was disabled or inactive.
  • Save empty calculations even though they are invalid.
  • Fixed Substring action when source and dest are different named clipboards.
  • Fixed an issue with MIDI notes and non-zero channels.
  • Removed Text Suite from AppleScript dictionary.
  • Mouse Drag locked the engine up while dragging.
  • Fixed potential crash when when Open/Close CDROM action fails.
  • Screen image highlighting worked only on one screen in Mavericks.
  • Fixed SCREEN(Internal,coord) and SCREEN(External,coord).


Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.8 or later


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