[update: Oops, I corrected the link to the video demo]
Thanks so much for your response and experiment! Sorry for the long delay, I was traveling abroad.
< If the hotkey itself isn't triggering a paste, it's likely that the Cmd + V action performed by the workflow is triggering another script/workflow/app.
That's what I thought as well. Please take a peek at my own experiment. I've prepared a short video exploring this possibility. It has three steps.
(1) Set the flow to "Automatically paste to front most app”, then invoke the hotkey in Pages
Result: Double-pasted text
(2) Just use Cmd + V itself to see if that causes the problem, or invokes another flow or app
Result: Correctly pasted text with no duplication
The text was already on the clipboard from Step 1. No other flow or app seems to be being invoked by Cmd + V
(3) Edit the flow and uncheck "Automatically paste to front most app”, then invoke the hotkey in Pages
Result: Nothing at all is copied.
It does not seem to be another workflow or application based on the results. What are your thoughts?
Please click here to see the video.