Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 4.3.2

in Mac OSX (F)

[] Perth, Western Australia - Stairways Software Pty Ltd is pleased to announce Keyboard Maestro 4.3.2, the new version of its powerful productivity enhancer for Mac OS X.

Version 4.3.2 improves the look of disabled actions, adds a short delay before saving to coalesce saving and improve performance, especially when typing, removed the trailing line feed from Execute AppleScript when inserting text, removed the sorting characters "xx)" from KeyCue's display, added a configurable command for osascript (specifically to allow executing osascript and hence AppleScript plugins as 32-bit), fixed a crash in Execute Workflow/Execute AppleScript when the file has disappeared and ensure changes to the file/text popup menu in the Execute Script editor sets the modified flag.

Version 4.3 adds device triggers and support for typing or pasting the results of AppleScripts and shell scripts, allowing you to insert all sorts of information with typical ease.

Version 4 has an entirely new and modernized user interface fit for Snow Leopard (while retaining compatibility with Leopard). The new interface draws on familiar Mac OS X applications to get you quickly devising your own macros.

Try it out and find out why John Gruber calls Keyboard Maestro his "Secret Weapon".

Using Keyboard Maestro's macros you can control and enhance applications; control windows or menus; insert text; open documents, applications or URLs; execute scripts; control the system, iTunes or QuickTime Player; and more, all with the touch of a key, click of the mouse, periodically or at specific times, when an application is launched or running, or even from your iPhone or over the Internet using Keyboard Maestro's built in web server.

Using Keyboard Maestro's Program Switcher and Window Switcher you can cycle through applications or windows, closing, hiding, launching, and more. Keyboard Maestro can help you regain control of your crowded screen by letting you close or hide multiple windows or applications.

Using Keyboard Maestro's Clipboard Switcher, you can select from a number of named clipboards, storing information away for later retrieval. Store the details you are working on and access them by name again and again.

Using Keyboard Maestro's Clipboard History Switcher, you can access past clipboards, so you will never lose your clipboard again. It also makes it easy to copy and paste multiple items such as username and password or serial number without having to switch back and forth between applications for each item.

Changes in 4.3.2
* Improved the look of disabled actions to make them more obviously disabled
* Added a short delay before saving to coalesce saving, especially when typing
* Remove trailing line feed from Execute AppleScript
* Remove sorting characters "xx)" from KeyCue display
* Added configurable command for osascript (specifically to allow 32-bit execution)
* Fixed a crash in Execute Workflow/Execute AppleScript when the file has disappeared
* Ensure changes to the file/text popup menu in the Execute Script editor sets the modified flag

Changes in 4.3
* Device triggers from modifiers, mouse buttons, and programable keyboards
* Execute AppleScript & Shell script can insert their results by typing or pasting
* Shell scripts no longer lock the engine up on timeouts
* AppleScripts no longer lock the engine up
* Added command-option-Q/L for Quit/Launch Engine
* do script only executes a single macro
* do script properly waits for only the macro it executes
* Do not uppercase accented characters when displaying command keys/hot keys
* While Running application trigger is no longer executed every time any macro changed
* Avoid creating OLE_LINK bookmarks in Word for every copy/paste
* Default again to releasing only keys that have to be released when simulating a keystroke
* Fixed a crash when deleting a named clipboard while it is editing the name
* Attempt to select menus even if they are dimmed if "stop on failure" is turned off
* Close the first duplicate macro palette before displaying a second one

Changes in 4.2
* Edit macros from the Status Menu or floating palettes with the option key
* Execute Macro action
* MIDI triggers
* MIDI actions for Note On, Note Off, Control Change
* Display a palette of macros when a duplicate hot key is pressed
* and more

Changes in 4.1:
* Welcome Page
* In-app tutorial reminiscent of Apple Guide
* In-app documentation
* Help for Macro group activation and targeting
* Sort macros by name or trigger
* Improved Select Menu editor to allow selecting from all current menu items
* and more

New in Keyboard Maestro 4.0:
* An entirely new and modernized user interface
* 64-bit
* Allow the use of command-Tab as a hot key
* Execute macros when hot keys are pressed, held down, or released
* Support for growl notifications
* Enhanced and extended clipboard switcher including searching, image and rich text display
* Enhanced program switcher including switch to an application and hide all others
* Enhanced Status Menu with grouped/hierarchical items
* Allow a hot key to execute multiple macros
* Google search action
* Growl action
* Control QuickTime Player
* Show/Hide specific applications
* Show all applications
* and more

Keyboard Maestro 4.x requires Mac OS X 10.5 or greater, including 10.6 and is native PowerPC, Intel and Intel 64-bit. Keyboard Maestro is engineered by Stairways Software Pty Ltd and distributed by Kagi and FastSpring. Keyboard Maestro is licensed on a per workstation basis (individuals can choose to license it on a per user basis).

Pricing and Availability:
New customers can purchase Keyboard Maestro for $36 (USD). A volume discount of 50% is available for purchases of 5 or more copies. Keyboard Maestro 4.0 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro after 1 April 2009 have been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 4. If you have not received your free license, you can claim your free upgrade by looking up your previous Keyboard Maestro purchase online. Customers who purchased previous versions of Keyboard Maestro can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 4 for $25. Customers who have not disabled upgrade emails have been emailed with new license or upgrade instructions as appropriate. If you have not received your upgrade license or purchase instructions, let us know and we will look into why you did not receive your email.

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. Along the way we acquired Keyboard Maestro which we ourselves found to be an indispensable productivity tool, and have continued to enhance it. 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.


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