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  1. Announcement: Macro Express v 3.11a

    As rberg said, download the latest version of Macro Express here: macros.com/download.htm Here is our upgrade policy: macros.com/upgrade.htm
  2. As you observed, when Macro Express is unable locate the macro file it should display a dialog allowing you to load the correct file. Our developers say that it is likely caused because of the "File access denied" message. This is different than "File not found". Make sure that you have full access to the folder where the macro file you are trying to load is located. Also, since your macro file is on a network drive it is possible that the file is accessible when Macro Express starts. When a macro file is stored on a network drive it is possible that Windows will try to start Macro Express before the drive mapping is established. If this is the case use the "Wait for " option found in Options, Preferences, Startup to tell Macro Express to wait a while before trying to load the macro file. Here are some other suggestions if that does not help: 1. Restore the macro file in the previous location. Launch Macro Express and click File, Open Macro file to load the macro file from the new location. 2. Make sure Macro Express is not running. In the folder where Macro Express is installed click on the MacDef.exe program. This will reset the preferences including the path to the macro file to load. After resetting the preferences start Macro Express and then click File, Open Macro file to load the macro file from the new location. 3. Uninstall and reinstall Macro Express. Then click File, Open Macro file to load the macro file from the new location. Note: It is not a good idea to move the macro file without loading the file in the new location first.
  3. Due to a drunk driver, the power was out in the city where our data center is housed for 31 hours over the weekend. The Support Request form is back up and running. Don't drink and drive!
  4. Macro Express Pro v 4.8.1.1 is now available fixing the Quick Wizards feature. For a complete list of changes see the Macro Express Pro v 4.8.1.1 Release Notes. Download Macro Express Pro from the download page. Click here for information about other recent changes.
  5. Macro Express Pro v 4.8.0.1 is now available. This version contains many improvements and bug fixes along with one security patch. We recommend you upgrade to this version. Changes include the following: Made changes to allow the program to be used on computers with high DPI settings such as those with 4K monitors. Added 'Variable Set Decimal to Display Size Multiplier' command to allow macros to adjust for different DPI screen settings. Fixed a problem with the Mouse Locator in the Portable version. Fixed a problem where some processes were missing from the list of processes. Fixed security vulnerability CVE-2014-0994 relating to bitmap images. Updated the installer Removed "The " from many of the Error Codes to make it easier to locate a specific error in the 'Catch Error' command. Most running macros are now listed when the mouse is hovered over the running man icon. When the player starts it now waits for macro files to be ready before attempting to load them. It waits up to 15 seconds for each macro file to become available. Shortkey activated macros include a "To Play Back" box in the Activations tab of the Script Editor. Moved Show Sidebar and Show Toolbar options to the Preferences, Appearance dialog. Added the ability to Log Unusual Events to note errors that should not crash the program. Importing macros is now faster. Fixed a bug that could cause the program to forget which macro files are loaded. Fixed a problem where you could not export to a macro file that already exists even if you answered Yes to overwrite it. For a complete list of changes see the Macro Express Pro v 4.8.0.1 Release Notes. Download Macro Express Pro from the Macro Express download page. Macro Express News - September 26,2017 contains more information, tips and sample macros.
  6. Macro Express v 3.11a is now available with the following changes: Fixed a problem where some processes were missing from the list of processes. Fixed security vulnerability CVE-2014-0994 relating to bitmap images. Several other updates and bug fixes. For a list of other recent changes, see the Macro Express v 3.11a Release Notes. Download Macro Express from the Macro Express download page.
  7. robocopy not detectable anymore

    Our developers have been working on this issue. We have fixed it and will be releasing a new version of Macro Express Pro as soon as it passes our QA testing.
  8. Delay problem when running a Macro

    Here is another work-around. Thanks to Cory for the suggestion. The delay running a macro can be eliminated by adding Macro Express Pro's macexp.exe to Windows Defender exclusion list. Open Windows 10 Settings dialog Click on Update & Security Click on Windows Defender in the column on the left Scroll down until you see the Exclusions header Click on Add an Exclusion Under the Files and folders header click on Exclude a file Navigate to where your Macro Express Pro program files are located. By default this is c:\Program Files(x86)\Macro Express Pro. Click to highlight macexp.exe Click the Exclude this file button Close the Settings dialog
  9. Delay problem when running a Macro

    The May 2016 update of Windows Defender running on Windows 10 is causing a delay running a macro. The macro activation occurs then there is a delay of 1 to 6 seconds before the macro commands run. We have reported the problem to Microsoft. There are other reports on the Microsoft Forums about this update of Windows Defender causing high CPU utilization. Here are some ways to work around this issue: This issue does not occur if you are using a different security software program. We discovered two different versions of Windows Defender running on our Windows 10 systems. The delay for one of these goes away if Windows Defender's "Real Time Protection" is turned off. This did not correct the problem with the other version of Windows Defender. Create a separate macro containing a Message Box macro command. Run it and leave it running with the Message Box displayed. Your other macros may run quicker. We have had mixed success with this. One customer reports that this works them. We found it worked on one of our systems for a time but later stopped working. You may contact the Insight Software Solutions Support Team for an updated status and other possible solutions for this issue.
  10. Flashing Mouse Locator Window in Windows 7

    The lack of a transparent background would be expected if using Windows Classic Shell. The flashing when using Windows Classic Shell is not something we have encountered before. I have added that issue to our bug tracking system so our developers can look into it.
  11. Flashing Mouse Locator Window in Windows 7

    What type of system are you running? The Mouse Locator has a semi-transparent background on my Windows 7 64-bit desktop. However, when I run it on a VMWare virtual machine running Windows 7 64-bit system it has a white background and flashes. Are you using a virtual machine?
  12. Macro Express v 3.10b is now available. This version fixes a bug where macros are not visible the when the program is first installed. We urge anyone using using Macro Express v 3.10 or v 3.10a to upgrade. For a list of other recent changes, see the Macro Express v 3.10a Release Notes. Download Macro Express from the Macro Express download page.
  13. In order to better serve you, our customers, we have implemented the following changes to our support policy. Support Requests Support requests should now be submitted using our Request Support online form. End of Support Support for a specific version of Macro Express or Macro Express Pro now ends two years after an updated version is released unless a software maintenance agreement is in place. Other Support Options As always, we offer many support options for Macro Express Pro on our Support page.
  14. These user-to-user discussion forums are provided for users and developers to ask questions of others, share advice, tips and techniques, and to openly and freely exchange information, ideas, and solutions. While Insight Software Solutions employees may view issues posted here, all requests for support from Insight Software Solutions should use the following resources: Report a bug on our Report a Bug page. You will not receive a personal response unless we need additional information. Enter suggestions for new features using our Request a Feature page. You will not receive a personal response unless we need additional information. For support visit our Request Support page. See our Support page for other resources.
  15. In order to better serve you, our customers, we have implemented the following changes to our support policy. Support Requests Support requests should now be submitted using our Request Support online form. End of Support Support for a specific version of Macro Express or Macro Express Pro now ends two years after an updated version is released unless a software maintenance agreement is in place. Other Support Options As always, we offer many support options for Macro Express Pro on our Support page.
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