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  1. I was looking at the whole "Control" idea. I tried setting a Control and dragged the X to the Desktop. It shows a bunch of unique information after I set it there (in comparison to if I dragged the X to a File Explorer window [you know, because they're both referred to as EXPLORER.EXE] ). From here, can't I make that Control be that specific unique Windows Desktop information instead of any regular EXPLORER.EXE process?
  2. Update: So I tried changing the first option from "If Window ... is focused" to "If Program ... is focused" (Also terrypin, now I see what you mean. In the "If Program" options, I see a select few Running Processes, yet for the first one I was using, "If Window" there's many more different windows that are running.) I tried setting all the running processes that I saw to see which ones worked and which didn't, and was able to narrow it down that when selecting EXPLORER.EXE: [If Program "EXPLORER.EXE" is focused] then left click on the Desktop (to m
  3. Thanks for the replies. michaelkenward: The Windows Desktop itself. Once you turn on your computer and it's done loading, you see the Windows Desktop. rberq: Thanks so much for your suggestion, I actually got it closer to working! The thing is in the "If Window" options, I changed it to if it's running (visible or hidden), then the macro worked. It's possible that the Desktop is not called Program Manager, because the macro worked while that hidden program is running, which could refer to a different program. Also, how do I do this: "If Program Manager is On Top"? I cannot find this
  4. As a test, I did the Scope as the window: Program Manager Script is: 1) If Window "Program Manager" is focused 2) Mouse Right Click 3) End If yet it didn't work. What do you suggest for the settings of the macro? (EDIT: I already have an activation for it; it's the middle mouse button)
  5. Hi, I want to know what the Desktop is called. I want to run a macro when the Windows 10 Desktop is the active window. Thanks
  6. Thanks for the reply Cory. I was able to make a macro that works the way that I want it to by using "Set Window Order Always On Top". If I decide I want to change it up I'll try your method.
  7. Ok cool that's exactly what I was looking for, (as an alternative to running programs behind a forced active window). The "Set Window Order Always on top" is a perfect alternative so far. Thanks for mentioning that one.
  8. rberq: thanks for the reply, but yes, I want that program to stay full screen. I am assuming that if I want to run File Explorer commands in the background, then this main window will become inactive, yet I still want it to stay on the screen. Samrae: In that post, I did eventually find a solution that actually works. I just needed to have some hidden running Operating System program to focused so I can run a keyboard shortcut, which actually works. This scenario is different though. I took a quick glance at the whole Window Control thing. Can this idea send a command to File Explorer run
  9. Hello, so I have a program that's open that's on top of everything (it's the Active Window also). While this program is open on top, how can I run macros that can run commands in the background, behind the Active Window? For example, while this program is on top, I want Macro Express to open File Explorer in the background, behind the app. I want it to go to C:\ Then I want it to select the 3rd item down that list, for example. So I want all this happening behind the program that's open on the screen. How is this possible please? Thanks
  10. Hi, thanks! And you're welcome. =) Yes, this works without having Program Manager flash on the screen at all, which is exactly what I was hoping for! It is some Operating System window that is 'hidden'. So when I run the macro, all I see on the screen is the Image Viewer program (JPEGView) become inactive [the top bar of the program becomes gray], then less than a second later, JPEGView becomes the active window again, and the Left Arrow key is pressed to go to the previous image (which is the image that was just recovered when the Ctrl+Z command was run).
  11. So a random idea popped in my head! I said, what if I set focus to some "hidden" window that's part of the operating system, Control + Z, refocus my image program, press the left key to go to previous image (the one that I just recovered)? That idea seems to be working! (If it stops working, which it shouldn't, then I'll post back on that). But I will post a screen shot of that macro. The bottom part was my original method stated earlier. (I'm holding on to it for now just in case)
  12. Yes, File Explorer works to recover any file that I deleted. The thing is that I want to avoid a macro to set focus to File Explorer whenever I need to recover a deleted file. Is there no other work-around for that?
  13. Whenever I'm going through the pictures and deleting the ones I don't want, Right clicking on the Desktop, for example, will always have the Undo Delete option, because there is nothing else that's running in the background that could interfere with this process. I am only asking for a method that could run the Undo command through Macro Express without going through the process of the set up that I posted earlier. Or in other words, how can I do Ctrl+Z without having File Explorer focused?
  14. The application is a Picture Viewer. I download a collection of wallpaper images. I go through the pictures and press the Delete button to the pictures that I don't want to keep. The Delete button deletes a picture, yet there is no Undo Delete function within the application. So suppose I delete a picture accidentally, and I want to recover that picture, I cannot press CTRL+Z in the application, because that is not supported in there. Yet I have a Macro Express macro that when I press Backspace (specifically in that application), it will minimize everything, it will send the mouse to the
  15. ... doing "Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <CONTROL>z" while my app is focused does not Undo Delete...
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