Title: Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 3.3
Description: Stairways Software today released Keyboard Maestro
version 3.3 adding a Status Menu and Status Menu triggered macros,
enable/disable for actions, Fast User Switch action,
Cut/Copy/Paste/Duplicate for macros, triggers and actions, and
optionally persistent clipboard history.
Perth, Western Australia – 15 July 2008 – Stairways Software Pty Ltd
is pleased to announce Keyboard Maestro 3.3, the new version of its
powerful productivity enhancer for Mac OS X.
This release adds a Status Menu and Status Menu triggered macros, so
that macros can be triggered by selecting from a global status menu.
In this release, actions can now be individually enabled and
disabled, making it easier to work on complex macros.
It also adds a Fast User Switch action allowing you to quickly change
to a specified user.
This version enables Cut, Copy, Paste and Duplicate for macros,
triggers and actions, and can optionally preserve your clipboard
history across logins.
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 3.3:
* Status Menu & Status Menu triggered macros.
* Add “Add to Status Menu” option for Record Quick Macro and Macro Groups.
* Added enable/disable for actions in action lists.
* Added an action to Fast User Switch.
* Added Cut/Copy/Paste/Duplicate for macros, triggers and actions.
* Cut/Copy of macros, triggers and actions also copies as text.
* Added preference to Save & Restore Clipboard History.
* Badge the Folder icon for triggered macro groups.
* Enable/Disable Macros/Macro Groups via AppleScript (setMacroEnable).
* Added Title for Alert action.
* Added Comment (does nothing) action.
* Remove restriction on option-dragging macros within a macro group
* Sort window names in the Window Switcher case insensitively.
* and more…
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.
* and more…
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 3.3 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$25. If you
have not received your instructions on how to upgrade, you can find
details by looking up your Keyboard Maestro 2 purchase at
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