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  1. Thanks for testing Alan. I assume it was set for a few hours ahead and did not trigger an hour earlier? My result sounds strangely like your other tool, as we are of course currently in summer time, GMT plus 1. Terry 15:10, 7th July.
  2. I've always assumed that when using scheduled activation I could rely on using the time correctly set in the date/time icon at the right of my taskbar. If that matches my watch within one minute then I'm happy. But an alarm I set this morning is being activated an hour early. I assume the alarm will stop triggering an hour early too, as logic suggests. That would obviously be very worrying if I hadn't become aware of it. Sound File: Alarm-Beeps.wav Text Box Display: Alan Smith <SOUND FILE File="C:\\Users\\terry\\Sounds\\Sound Effects\\Alarm-Beeps.wav" Wait="FALSE" _PROMPT="0x0007"/> <TEXT BOX DISPLAY Title="Alan Smith" Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang2057{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil\\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\\f1\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\qc\\b\\f0\\fs72 Alan Smith\\b0\\f1\\fs20 \r\n\\par }\r\n" Left="390" Top="485" Width="783" Height="421" Monitor="0" OnTop="TRUE" Keep_Focus="FALSE" Mode="\x00" Delay="0"/> Terry
  3. Agreed. I too would like to know the underlying cause. No response from the author.
  4. Or just click the target pane with the mouse? 🙂
  5. OK, thanks Alan, I’d misunderstood. Trauton: I’m very surprised that, having selected an entry manually with the arrow keys, there is then no single key or hotkey to open its chart. But I see that the developer confirmed that. Is mouse usage really slower overall? After all, wouldn’t it mean you could then click or d-click directly after visual selection of your target?
  6. It looks interesting, but: - I have scores of macros working with File Explorer, including a dozen or so sizing and positioning windows - Another learning curve I can do without - Already a year or two of work waiting on my To Do and To Learn lists - In view of the subject discussion I suspect there may be other quirks So I'll give it a day or two in case the author corresponds about the puzzle outstanding, and then uninstall.
  7. I would need to know what was at 550,59 on your computer screen to be able to run that successfully. A screenshot, or at least some comments in your script, would tell me. But I'm guessing it's the tool icon that sets the layout to the default 4-pane one? That's (350,40) on my 1920 x 1200 screen and works fine here.
  8. I was also wondering if the same result could be achieved by other means, but so far that’s elusive. Tab will take you through each of the four panes. And if there is some way to identify your starting tab then the rest is easy. I reckon you could get that ‘base tab’ by pixel colour tests, but you’d then have to sacrifice the versatile viewing options, or add even further complexity. Why not just settle for the good old fashioned method of clicking the target? 🙂
  9. rberq, Yes. The macro runs fine however it’s activated, including other hotkeys or debug mode. But Q-Dir does not respond to being given Ctrl+1/23/4 by MX Pro rather than manually. Nor if that’s preceded by a variety of other characters (to which it does respond). I have yet to try a few other possibilities.
  10. No, mine behaved the same. (Now that I know what it's supposed to do!) There's definitely something strange going on with those hotkeys Ctrl + 1/2/3/4. BTW, I couldn't find them documented? At least, not in the list I've shown below. FWIW I've emailed the author.
  11. And your reply to the rest of my request? "Please post your macro and describe the startup state required and what it is supposed to do when you activate it with Alt + 1" Also, did you try running mine? EDIT: Meanwhile, as far as I can tell after some trial and error, the application shortcuts CTRL + 1, CTRL + 2, CTRL + 3, and CTRL + 4 appear to successively select each of the four (default) panes. Is that what you want it to do? If so, I was able to reproduce your problem. Thursday 1 July 2021, 1105
  12. Alexis, More detail needed! Please post your macro and describe the startup state required and what it is supposed to do when you activate it with Alt + 1 if it's not obvious from your commented script. Meanwhile, I've installed the program (64-bit, as Admin), but using the following minimalist macro, I could not reproduce the issue during a dozen or so runs. // Attempting to reproduce problem described at https://pgmacros.invisionzone.com/topic/8883-mex-pro-4-and-q-dir-hotkey-problems/ // Ensure Q-Dir has focus before activating this macro with ALT + 1 Delay: 0.1 seconds Text Box Display: Temp Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <CONTROL>1 // Now added a long delay (0.5 s) waiting for whatever is supposed to happen after typing CTRL + 1. Delay: 0.5 seconds // Long delay (0.5 s) waiting for whatever is supposed to happen after typing CTRL + 1. Text Box Display: Temp <COMMENT Value="Attempting to reproduce problem described at\r\nhttps://pgmacros.invisionzone.com/topic/8883-mex-pro-4-and-q-dir-hotkey-problems/"/> <COMMENT Value="Ensure Q-Dir has focus before activating this macro with ALT + 1"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="0.1"/> <TEXT BOX DISPLAY Title="Temp" Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang2057{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil\\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\\f1\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\f0\\fs20 The macro has been activated by Alt+1\\f1 \r\n\\par }\r\n" Left="Center" Top="Center" Width="278" Height="200" Monitor="0" OnTop="TRUE" Keep_Focus="TRUE" Mode="\x00" Delay="0"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="<CONTROL>1"/> <COMMENT Value="Now added a long delay (0.5 s) waiting for whatever is supposed to happen after typing CTRL + 1."/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="0.5" _COMMENT="Long delay (0.5 s) waiting for whatever is supposed to happen after typing CTRL + 1."/> <TEXT BOX DISPLAY Title="Temp" Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang2057{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil\\fcharset0 Tahoma;}{\\f1\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\f0\\fs20 The macro typed CTRL + 1. Now what?\\f1 \r\n\\par }\r\n" Left="Center" Top="Center" Width="278" Height="200" Monitor="0" OnTop="TRUE" Keep_Focus="TRUE" Mode="\x00" Delay="0"/> BTW, I'm always rather careful about using Alt in my activation keys, as I've occasionally had quirky results, particularly under Win 10. And I assume you've tried varying delays after the crucial TextType, and also Wait For Text Playback? To make further progress we need to be singing from exactly the same hymn book, as the devil is usually in the details! Terry Thursday 1 July 2021, 0907
  13. I’m obviously missing something! How exactly do you do this at present? you select a row manually with the arrow keys, yes? And a double left mouse click will then do what you want, namely open a chart? So surely you just create a macro that performs the mouse double click, and activate it with your chosen hotkey?
  14. With the app maximised, try methodically establishing the locations (x,y coordinates) of points in the middle of all the boxes into which you expect the macro to enter text. Do so under the differing conditions that you actually encounter. If/when you find an inconsistency (when a box location has changed), try to identify exactly why. As just one example, it may be lower down because extra material (such as tabs in your we browser) have been generated for some reason at the top. You may then be able to determine what that ‘extra’ is by some fairly simple logic test, typically with pixel colour testing at a known location. And then, with a little maths, scroll up or down a compensating amount, so that you can click directly on the target.
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