Perth, Western Australia – 17 July 2007 – Stairways Software Pty Ltd
is pleased to announce Keyboard Maestro 2.1, the new Universal Binary
version of its powerful productivity enhancer for Mac OS X.
This release adds native Intel Universal Binary support and resolves
a number of minor issues.
Using Keyboard Maestro’s macros you can control applications,
windows, or menus; insert text; open documents, applications or URLs;
execute scripts; control the system, iTunes, or a PowerMate; and
more, all with the touch of a key, click of the mouse, periodically
or at specific times, or even when an application is launched,
running or quits.
The Program Switcher lets you 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, especially useful in the Finder.
The Clipboard Switcher lets you select from a number of named
clipboards, storing information away for later retrieval. Store the
details you are working with and access them by name again and again.
Keyboard Maestro was acquired by Stairways Software on 30 June 2004
and we have continued to build on the solid foundations that Michael
Kamprath developed in Keyboard Maestro 1 and the initial 2.0 betas.
New in Keyboard Maestro 2.1:
* Native PowerPC and Intel Universal Binary.
* Remember applications when applications are relaunched.
* Keep the floating Palette on the screen.
* Support the F16 function key.
* Export Macros is enabled only if some macros are actually selected.
* Accept Forward Delete as a synonym for normal Delete in lists.
Keyboard Maestro 2.1 requires Mac OS X 10.2 or greater.
Keyboard Maestro is engineered by Stairways Software Pty Ltd and
distributed by Kagi. Keyboard Maestro is licensed on a per
workstation basis (individuals can choose to license it on a per user
New customers can purchase Keyboard Maestro from
(http://purchase.keyboardmaestro.com/) for US$20.
Keyboard Maestro 2.1 is a free upgrade to all Keyboard Maestro 2.x
owners. Keyboard Maestro 2.x is a paid upgrade from previous
versions. Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro 1.x after 1 July
2004 have been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 2.0. To
claim your free upgrade look up your Keyboard Maestro purchase at
Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro 1 from Michael Kamprath
before July 2004 will be able to upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 2 for
US$10. In order to qualify for the discounted upgrade, you must have
transferred your Keyboard Maestro 1 details to Stairways Software
(you should have received information on doing this around
mid-August). If you have not yet done so, please contact us and we
will liaise with Michael about the transfer. Once your details have
been transferred, you can claim your discounted upgrade to version 2
by looking up your license at (http://enquiry.stairways.com/).
A fully-functional unlicensed trial version of Keyboard Maestro can
be downloaded from (http://download.stairways.com/).
For sales enquires, customer service, technical support, or to
contact project management, our current contact information is listed
Extensive online documentation on Keyboard Maestro can be found at
A brief taste of Keyboard Maestro in action can be found at
A more detailed tour to give you a better idea of Keyboard Maestro’s
power and versatility is available at
For more information about anything to do with Keyboard Maestro visit