Opening BBEdit's Scratchpad via Keyboard Maestro

by on Oct 14, 2017 Tags: bbedit keyboard maestro workflow

I use BBEdit’s Scratchpad window all day. For some reason I’ve never thought about making it easier to get to the window. While perusing BBEdit’s Google Group, I spotted this message by Fletcher, in which he provides a simple AppleScript for doing just that.

tell application "BBEdit" 
        activate 
        open scratchpad document 
        set the index of the window of scratchpad document to 1 
end tell 

In his post, Fletcher uses an Automator Service but I prefer Keyboard Maestro. I created a simple trigger in Keyboard Maestro that looks like this:

Keyboard Maestro trigger

That’s better.