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  1. <COMMENT Value="ENTER to select Bookmarks"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="<ENTER>"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="1"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="<CTRLD><SHIFTD>o<CTRLU><SHIFTU>"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="100"/> What I need is for the Bookmarks MANAGER to open - your '<CONTROL><SHIFT>o' merely highlights the Bookmarks Bar entry. I repeat that I have a working macro already, but I'm trying to understand why I needed to employ a work-around. The format of '<CTRLD><SHIFTD>b<CTRLU>&
  2. I had become aware of that 'capital letter issue' in a recent comment (from you ?) in another thread. My invocation of B worked fine. What did NOT work, and what I was asking about, was the failure of 'CTRL SHIFT O' to trigger Bookmarks Manager, forcing me to use the work around I described above. By the way, even though 'Notify me of replies' has been 'activated', I have not received emails - probably since the thread went to page 2.
  3. "Open chrome and paste in this address. "chrome://bookmarks". It will not be painful, I swear. " I did and reported that the results were as you predicted. Replacing the Program Shutdown with Close Window did the trick. So now I have a functioning macro ans should be satisfied. But I want to draw your attention to the code that was a work-around, because a direct approach did not work. I should be able to select Bookmark Manager manually with 'CTRL SHIFT O' , but that did not work; nor did 'down arrow x 4' to Bookmark Manager in the macro. So my work-around
  4. Thank you for the compliment. Why would the last line not execute ? There is already a pauze before it. How can it be made to execute ? More accurately, how can opening of Gmail be prevented and closing of Chrome be promoted ?
  5. <COMMENT Value="Launch Chrome"/> <LAUNCH PROGRAM AND ACTIVATE WINDOW Title="New Tab - Google Chrome" Exact_Match="FALSE" Wildcards="FALSE" Path="C:\\Program Files\\Google\\Chrome\\Application\\chrome.exe" Mode="\x00" Default_Path="TRUE" Wait="1" Wait_For_Program="12"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="0.1"/> <COMMENT Value="ALT f to open the Menu"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="<ALT>f"/> <DELAY Flags="\x01" Time="0.1"/> <COMMENT Value="Down-arrow x 6 to highlight Bookmarks ; using Repeat... End repeat"/> <REPEAT START Start="1" Step="1" Count="6" Save
  6. "And you're not showing me your code." I am happy to change that, but THIS post does not provide me with the pairs of chevrons that I used before to post code, so I can only send a graphic - which method you have objected to. But because it is long, I have to do it i n two parts with the bottom of the first overlapping with the top of the second
  7. <PROGRAM SHUT DOWN Option="\x01" Title="Bookmarks - Google Chrome" Partial="TRUE" Wildcards="FALSE" _IGNORE="0x0006"/> In my own clumsy way, I've managed to get the Export done. I thought I would 'clean up the job' by closing Chrome at the end, but there is yet again an obstacle. I made the second last line a complex pause, to give me a chance to delete the old Export file and put today's date into the new Export file. So once I have done that I click on RESUME, but the final line fails to execute.
  8. I've been able to successfully replace my six-times-down-arrow with your 'Repeat Start....End repeat' . I've been able to successfully replace your complex delays with my 0.1 seconds (extended where needed). I should NOT have to make the selection of Bookmarks Bar in two steps - but it does work. I'd like to know how those two steps can be reduced to one. I can see the need for a Save As that you referred to, but can not find that option in the macro commands. Chrome prompts a name that I am happy to accept, but introducing a left mouse click leaves th
  9. I've had another go at it - once again it did NOT work. So although the code CAN achieve my aim, it does not do so RELIABLY. CONFOUND ! Now it has just worked 3 times in a row !
  10. I had already typed your code in before, and it had not worked, but this time I cleared away the repeats, and sure enough the Save dialog opened, - so impressive progress - thank you. I will leave the SAVING till a time when I can bring a fresh mind to the task. But I am confident (and optimistic) that it will happen satisfactorily. If not, I'll report it in this thread.
  11. File name I think I may be able to cope with - having recently done something similar. But it is getting way ahead of me, because I can not yet select EXPORT.
  12. Sad to say - more obstacles 1. the code looks unfamiliar to me 2. when I pasted it in where my code for TAB had been, it showed a single entry that appeared to be a repeat of all YOUR code above that point 3. When I tried to run it, there was an objection to the NAME : ExportChromeBookmarks - I chose to not change it 4. It told me that delays were unspecified, and when I offered to set values, opened a dialog that I'm unfamiliar with. It offered to set them automatically - I accepted. 5. When I ran the macro, it stopped where my own efforts had also s
  13. I have pasted your code into a new macro and see that I should have pasted it into my exiting macro instead of the faulty code lines - a work in progress.
  14. I don't have or like SYNC. I hope I do not have to utilise the export I am trying to make, but my experience of losing my bookmarks, makes me think this is a worthwhile effort. I might import rarely, but I want to export routinely to have the latest version available when needed. It is NOT the bookmarks page I am trying to reach - my macro has already achieved that. I am trying to open the menu of the Bookmarks Manager to access its EXPORT option. " Why can you just try it?" I have tried it and you are right, the URL is 'chrome: bookmarks' as you claim.
  15. Firstly to explain my motivation - I have had to uninstall and re-install Chrome (or thought I had to anyway). That is when I realised much effort could have been spared if I had saved the Chrome bookmarks - as I do routinely for Firefox. So I researched the location for Chrome bookmarks and saved them. I thought I better test HOW to restore the bookmarks when needed and the word IMPORT came to mind - if there are other methods for Chrome, I do not know them. The import mechanism does not 'see' the bookmarks I had saved. That is when I thought the obvious thing to import is an Export.
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