Macros/Switching does not work after I login, what’s wrong?

The Macros/Switching was all working fine, but then I restarted or logged out and back in, and now they are not working any more, what’s wrong?

The actions are all enabled by the Keyboard Maestro Engine. You can start it by launching the Keyboard Maestro application, or have the engine start automatically by enabling the “Launch Engine at Login” preference.

My Macros are not working, what’s wrong?

In order for macros that use Select Menu Item or Manipulate Window to work you must enable access for assistive devices in the Universal Access system preference.

Also, check that the macro group that contains the macros is enabled for the

application you are testing with.

The Window Switcher shows an empty list, what’s wrong?

In order for the Window Switcher to work you must enable access for assistive devices in the Universal Access system preference.

The Program, Window and Clipboard Switcher does not work at all, what’s wrong?

The Hot Keys for the Program, Window, and Clipboard Switcher are all effectively Macros in the Global Macro  roup, so if you have disabled this group (or restricted it to certain applications), that will affect the Switcher Hot Keys as well.

I want to use command-tab for the Program Switcher, but the system overrides it, what’s wrong?

Apple have claimed the command-tab keystroke and refuse to allow third parties to override this. While we disagree with this behaviour by Apple, we are not willing to implement a hack solution that may cause compatibility problems, especially in light of this being a deliberate action. We write software that is as robust as we can make it and are not likely to add solutions that attempt to specifically do things Apple does not want us to do.

You can use PullTab together with Unsanity APE to disable the command-tab facility in the Dock and then you will be able to use Keyboard Maestro with command-tab.

How do I get more help?

For more information about a specific Keyboard Maestro feature consult the Keyboard Maestro Documentation, post a question to the Keyboard Maestro User Group, visit the Keyboard Maestro web site or contact us.

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