Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 7.0

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[] Perth, Australia - Stairways Software Pty Ltd is pleased to announce Keyboard Maestro 7.0, the new version of its powerful productivity enhancer for OS X. Version 7 refines the editor in a variety of ways, adding autocomplete, inserting actions by name, coloring and renaming actions, integrated access to the wiki help, macro triggering and modification history and much more.

Version 7 continues the long tradition of putting more power at your finger tips, allowing macros to be specific to particular windows, adding window, folder and clipboard changed triggers, support for double and triple tap hot key triggers, and a new sleep trigger. With the new version, you can now customise your Macro Palettes (Toolbars) in a wide range of colors and styles to suit your needs or preferences.

And, of course, version 7 lets you do even more, adding a new Custom HTML Form action, Switch/Case statements, a Group action, simulating hardware keys and modifiers, support for press-and-hold of buttons, keys and modifiers. Version 7 embraces Swift and JavaScript for Automation (JXA), adding support for executing those scripts and using them in conditions.

The already powerful Found Image facilities are enhanced further by allowing control over where on the screen to look for the image.

Watch the What's New Video on the home page to see some of the new features.

With over a hundred other improvements, there is bound to be something for everyone.

Editor Improvements:
* Added Smart Groups
* Added Insert Action by Name
* Added autocomplete of text tokens, functions, variables and search tokens
* Added Insert Action menu to Edit menu
* Added disclosure folding for sub-action lists
* Added action menu and contextual menu to macro actions
* Added option to rename actions
* Added color option to actions
* Added note option to actions
* Added control over Abort on Failure of actions
* Added control over Notification on Failure of actions
* Added Sort by Date Created; Use Count; Time Saved
* Added Paste Above to action/contextual menu
* Added Help link to action/contextual menu
* Added Help link when option-selecting triggers/actions/functions/tokens/collections/conditions
* Added status line below Macro Groups and Macro columns
* Added Get/Go buttons to Mouse Click action
* Added Macro Inspector window
* Added Mouse Display window
* Added Share button to main editor window
* Share macros or actions directly to the forum
* Added Import/Export of sets of actions
* Changed search in editor to support words and quoted phrases
* Changed search to support group:, app:, universal:, all:, enabled:
* Highlight found triggers and actions in editor
* Changed error display to only orange if the issue is an invalid variable value
* Used/Backward/Forward/History macro history buttons
* Improved display of toggle buttons (eg Modifiers/Days of the Week)
* Honor user's locale setting for First Day of the Week
* Require Command-Delete to delete Macros Groups and Macro Groups
* Added Deselect All in the Edit menu
* Added Enter Action and Parent Action in the Edit menu
* Single click on a selected item deselects other items
* Sort the trigger list, conditions list and collection list
* Limited the size of the Undo stack in the editor
* Changed Insert Token and Function menus to be hierarchical
* Add an "All Macros" entry in the macro selector popup macro
* If you delete a macro, macro group or action, the following item is selected

Themed Palette Styles:
* Lots of different color styles
* Control style, size, columns, opacity
* Control whether the icon, text or trigger is shown
* Control whether the palette shrinks to an icon when not in use

Macro Additions:
* Added Macro Groups available in Focussed Window Macro Group targeting
* Added Macro Groups available when applications are or are not running
* Added Focussed Window Changed Trigger
* Added Folder Changed Trigger
* Added Clipboard Changed Trigger
* Added Sleep Trigger
* Added support for double tap, triple tap, etc, Hot Key triggers
* Added support for double tap, triple tap, etc, Device Key triggers
* Added Custom HTML Prompt action
* Added Switch/Case Action
* Added Group Action
* Added Execute Javascript for Automation (JXA) action
* Added Execute Swift Script action
* Added Simulate Hardware Key action
* Added Type Modifier Key action
* Added Set Action Delay action to control various speeds
* Added Mark Macro action to mark/unmark status menu and palette icons
* Added option to Press and Hold/Repeat keys, modifiers or hardware keys
* Added option to Press and Hold mouse buttons
* Added Swift and Javascript for Automation to Script Condition
* Added Found Image on Screen collection to For Each action
* Added explicit Area option to Screen Capture action
* Added Screen Area limits for Found Image searches
* Added Any Window Title condition
* Added Set Keyboard Layout action
* Added Conceal/Reveal All Palettes actions
* Added Cut/Copy/Paste actions. CutCopy wait for the clipboard to change
* Added Content Type/Kind, and Where From attributes to Get File Attribute
* Added Added Date, Downloaded Date, Last Used Date attributes to Get File Attribute
* Added Finder Comment to Get/Set File Attribute
* Added Invisible to Get/Set File Attribute
* Added Open 1Password Bookmark action
* Added SECUREINPUT() function
* Added CONCEALEDPALETTES() function
* Added MENUBARHEIGHT() function
* Added SCREENVISIBLE() function
* Added %ScreenVisible% text token
* Added %MacroNameForUUID%UUID% text token
* Added Macro/Macro Group enabled/disabled/active/inactive condition
* Added specific area option to Capture Screen Image action
* Added Always Nominal Resolution option to Capture Screen Image action
* Added option to exclude errors (STDERR) from script output
* Added option to mouse action to allow drag destination to be absolute
* Added filter to quote for AppleScript, Shell Script, JavaScript and Swift
* Added filter to Percent Decode URLs
* Added filter to get the value of a Named Variable or Named Clipboard
* Added "with parameter" option for Execute Macro action
* Allow Text Tokens in variable name of Set Variable to actions
* Allow Text Tokens in Select Menu Item
* Allow Text Tokens and menu paths (Edit-Copy) in Menu Condition

Engine Additions:
* Added optional Paste menu to Status Menu (with Paste Plain (shift) and Set-only (option))
* Added kmtrigger: URL Scheme trigger (with parameter)
* Expand default clipboard history to 200 items
* Added some clipboard flavor exclusions that cause problems in Word 2011 reading EBMS flavors
* Added some clipboard flavor exclusions that cause problems in Word 2016 reading OLE LINK flavors
* Added .width and .height in variables with only two entries (eg "123,456")
* Added .fuzz option to calculations (specifically for the Found Image collection)
* Restrict environment variable size of variables to 100k
* Variables whose names start with "ENV " override regular environment variables (eg "ENV PATH")
* Added "with parameter" option for AppleScript "do script" triggered macros
* Added parameter option for Web Server triggered macros
* Palette and Status Menu triggered macros report the modifiers in the TriggerValue token
* Default recorded mouse clicks to not restoring the mouse location
* Added an implicit semaphore at the start of a quick recorded macro
* Added option for Conflict Palette to appear under the mouse
* Added option for Macro Group palettes to appear under the mouse
* Added option to Application Switcher to allow switching only one window
* Added Display Large option to execute and display text actions
* Added AppleEvent to retrieve all the macro groups/macros even the inactive ones
* Updated Trigger Macro By Name window
* Updated Web Search window

System Requirements:
Keyboard Maestro 7.0 requires OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 or later

Pricing and Availability:
New customers can purchase Keyboard Maestro for $36 (USD). Customers with five or more users should contact us for a volume discount quote. Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro directly from us after January 1, 2015 have been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 7. If you have not received your free license, you can find your free license upgrade at Stairways Software online.

Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro version 6 prior to 2015 can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 7 for $18 (USD) until 15 October 2015 and for $25 after that date. Customers who purchased older versions of Keyboard Maestro can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 7 for $25. If you have not received your instructions on how to upgrade, you can find details by looking up your license at Stairways Software online.

Keyboard Maestro is engineered by Stairways Software Pty Ltd and distributed by FastSpring. Keyboard Maestro is licensed on a per user basis, and an individual user can use it on five Macs. Keyboard Maestro 7 is not available from the Mac App Store (and probably never will be).

Stairways Software was founded in 1995 by Peter N Lewis to further develop and sell the world-class Mac software that made him famous. Stairways is a privately held Propriety Limited company based in Perth, Western Australia, and Peter continues to lead the company as president and chief executive officer. Peter's goal was to bring high quality Internet and Unix tools to the Mac, combining the traditional Mac ease-of-use with the power of the Internet and Unix. This placed Stairways Software in exactly the right position to capitalize on the massive growth of the Internet from less than one million computers to hundreds of millions. The familiarity with Unix also proved invaluable as Apple transitioned Mac OS to the Unix-based Mac OS X. Stairways Software remains a small efficient company which means when you contact us you will be dealing with someone who can directly and personally handle any questions. Copyright (C) 2015 Stairways Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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