Title: Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 3.2
Description: Stairways Software today released Keyboard Maestro
version 3.2 adding macro group palettes, integrated help, trigger on
Wake, Script pseudo-trigger, Alert action and more.
Perth, Western Australia – 25 June 2008 – Stairways Software Pty Ltd
is pleased to announce Keyboard Maestro 3.2, the new version of its
powerful productivity enhancer for Mac OS X.
This release adds many new features to the Macro Group macro
collections, including the ability to make temporary or permanent
floating palettes, application-specific floating palettes,
temporarily enable macros or toggle macro groups on and off as needed.
For example you could set up a macro group:
* to launch applications, so that Command-Control-L,M activates Mail,
Command-Control-L,S activates Safari, Command-Control-L,F activates
* to move and resize windows, so that Command-Control-M followed by
arrow keys followed by Command-Control-M moved the front window.
* to execute actions via a palette, so that Command-Control-E
displayed a palette of macros and clicking on any of them executes
the macro and hides the palette.
* to align objects in a CAD program, so that Command-Control-A
displayed a palette of alignment options, allowing you to click
various options and then close the palette.
* to have application-specific macro palettes, so that whenever you
are using the application the appropriate macro palettes are
We have added extensive integrated help to enable users to get the
most out of Keyboard Maestro.
This release also adds a Wake trigger, Login and Script
pseudo-triggers, and an Alert action allowing macros to be
conditionally stopped, and the French translation by Philippe
A number of other enhancements and bug fixes as documented below are
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 or iTunes;
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 over the Internet using Keyboard Maestro’s built in
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
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.
New in Keyboard Maestro 3.2:
* Macro Group options including:
** Enable contained Macros only immediately after a Hot Key press.
** Toggle contained Macros with a Hot Key press.
** Display a floating palette of contained Macros only after a Hot Key press.
** Toggle display of a floating palette of contained Macros with a
Hot Key press.
** Display a floating palette of contained Macros.
* Added extensive integrated help to Macro Group Editor
* Added Quick Start integrated help to Macros Pane
* Try Now button tries only selected actions.
* Script pseudo-trigger.
* Wake trigger.
* Login trigger.
* Added Alert action with Stop/Continue dialog.
* Support Delete key in Clipboard History Switcher.
* Allow Macros without any direct triggers.
* Move Clipboard -) Insert Text action menu item to Text -) Insert Text
* Disable editing for Global Macro Group.
* Save & Restore Unix/AppleScript Results Window Size & Position.
* Save Log files in ~/Library/Log/Keyboard Maestro folder.
* Remove Macro Group “Never” – replace with Disabled.
New in Keyboard Maestro 3.1:
* Clipboard History Switcher – never lose a clipboard again.
* Added clipboard filters.
* Insert Text can now insert via typing simulated keystrokes.
* and more.
New in Keyboard Maestro 3.0:
Keyboard Maestro 3 adds new ways to create macros, including
recording, new ways to trigger macros, including via the web, new
actions, simplifications and an improved user interface.
For information and details on what is new can be found at
Keyboard Maestro 3 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or greater, including 10.5
and is native Intel and PowerPC.
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$36. A volume discount
of 50% is available for purchases of 5 or more copies, and 65% for 20
or more copies.
Keyboard Maestro 3.0.1 is a free upgrade for owners of Keyboard Maestro 3.
Keyboard Maestro 3 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.
Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro 2 after 1 November 2007 have
been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 3. If you have not
received your free license, you can claim your free upgrade by
looking up your Keyboard Maestro 2 purchase at
Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro 2 between July 2004 and
October 2007 can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 3 for US$18 until 30
June 2008. If you have not received your instructions on how to
upgrade, you can find details by looking up your Keyboard Maestro 2
purchase at (http://enquiry.stairways.com/).
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.
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
Video examples and tutorials of Keyboard Maestro can be found at
For more information about anything to do with Keyboard Maestro visit