Make a LaunchBar Action paste the selected item (from a variable)

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Make a LaunchBar Action paste the selected item (from a variable)

Post by Jono » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:07 pm

I've managed to cobble together this script (with a lot of help at the Keyboard Maestro forum). It shows Keyboard Maestro's named clipboards


When hitting Enter with one of the selected items (clipboard entries) I want to paste it into whatever's at the front.

But I'm struggling getting it to grab the clipboard entry (variable) and paste it into whatever app is at the front/activated. Here is the code

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osascript -l JavaScript <<JXA_END 2>/dev/null
function run() {
   'use strict';

   // clipboardNames :: () -> [String]
   const clipboardNames = () =>
               '~/Library/Application\ Support/' +
               'Keyboard\ Maestro/Keyboard\ Maestro' +
               '\ Clipboards.plist'
      .map(clip => clip.Name)

      kme = Application('Keyboard Maestro Engine'),
      kvs = clipboardNames()
      .map(clipboardNumber => ({
         name: clipboardNumber,
         title: kme.processTokens(clipboardNumber + ': %NamedClipboard%' + clipboardNumber + '%'),
         subtitle: ('Keyboard Maestro: ' + clipboardNumber),
         icon: 'Clipboard.icns'

   return JSON.stringify(kvs, null, 2); //:: [{name::String, title::String, subtitle::String, icon::String}]

I guess I need to take the variable of the selected clipboard item and paste it with something like this

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LaunchBar.paste('%NamedClipboard%' + clipboardNumber + '%');

But I haven't been able to get the script to paste clipboard entry. Does anyone know how to do this? :)

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