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Press Release for 13 Aug 2019

Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 9.0

Perth, Western Australia - 13 August 2019 - Stairways Software Pty Ltd is pleased to announce Keyboard Maestro 9.0, the new version of its powerful productivity enhancer for OS X.

Version 9 adds support for Dark Mode in macOS 10.14 or later, including actions to toggle Keyboard Maestro or the System Dark Mode settings, and functions for detecting the current state of the system. Version 9 also enhances the Keyboard Maestro editor with support for multiple windows, allowing you to edit one macro while looking at another.

New powerful abilities are unlocked with support for OCR, either of images or directly from the screen, allowing you to easily interact with difficult applications or web pages, as well as extensive support for JSON across a range of actions, functions and tokens.

This version adds wide-ranging direct support for Elgato's Stream Deck keypads, allowing you to both trigger macros and alter button text and displayed images.

Also added for version 9 are enhancements to the regex support including named capture groups and case conversion tokens supported across all token fields.

As well as a new Display Layout Changed trigger, there are many new actions allowing you to set the desktop image, set the clipboard to images or file references, interoperate with 1Password 7.3+, and many more.

See the wiki What's New section for a complete list of changes. With over a hundred other improvements, there is bound to be something for everyone.

Keyboard Maestro 9.0 requires OS X El Capitan 10.11.0 or later, and has a Hardened Runtime and is Notarized.

Keyboard Maestro is engineered by Stairways Software Pty Ltd and distributed by FastSpring. Keyboard Maestro is licensed on a per user basis, and an individual user can use it on up to five Macs.

New customers can purchase Keyboard Maestro from <https://purchase.keyboardmaestro.com/> for US$36*. Customers with five or more users should contact us for a volume discount quote.

Customers who purchased Keyboard Maestro directly from us after February 1, 2019 have been issued a free upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 9. If you have not received your free license, you can find your free license upgrade at <https://enquiry.stairways.com/>.

Customers who purchased a prior version of Keyboard Maestro before February 1, 2019 can upgrade to Keyboard Maestro 9 US$25*. Until October 8, 2019, customers who purchased version 8 of Keyboard Maestro before February 1, 2019 can upgrade for the discounted price of US$18*. Customers will be emailed instructions on upgrading, but if you have not received your instructions on how to upgrade, you can find details by looking up your Keyboard_Maestro license at <https://enquiry.stairways.com/>.

Keyboard Maestro 9 is not available from the Mac App Store and probably never will be.

A fully-functional unlicensed trial version of Keyboard Maestro can be downloaded from <https://download.keyboardmaestro.com/>.

For sales enquires, volume purchases, customer service, technical support, or to contact project management, our current contact information is listed at <https://contact.stairways.com/>.

Extensive online documentation on Keyboard Maestro can be found at <https://documentation.keyboardmaestro.com/> and on the wiki at <https://wiki.keyboardmaestro.com> and the very active and very helpful forum at <https://forum.keyboardmaestro.com>.

A brief taste of Keyboard Maestro in action can be found at <https://screenshots.keyboardmaestro.com/>, and for a complete list of What's New, see the wiki page at <https://wiki.keyboardmaestro.com/manual/Whats_New>

For more information about anything to do with Keyboard Maestro visit <https://www.keyboardmaestro.com/>.

*costs are per user (on up to five Macs), for the current major version, plus applicable taxes. There is no subscription fee.

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