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  1. I would like a macro to do one thing if the user types j and another if he types k. It should ignore all other keystrokes. I haven't found a command that simply says accept one keystroke. I thought about simply enabling a macro for j and a macro for k until I found it you can't assign j and k as hot keys. The set variable from prompt command requires keying of a enter key and covers up screen area which the user needs to be able to see. You apparently can't control the size of the prompt box. I discovered the following Wait for Key Press: J OR Wait for Key Press
  2. What exactly is "the Windows title of the text box"? Does this refer to the title in the title bar of the window or is this an internal program box name? If the latter how can you determine it?
  3. Is there any say I can determine whether, at the point I started a ME macro, I am in a single or multi line text box, where the characters typed are being taken by the program as an input string, or am not in such a box, where the running program will interpret what I type as a command or ignore it.
  4. Opera recently released 9.50. It wasn't ready. Anyone considering an upgrade should read the posts at http://my.opera.com/community/forums/forum.dml?id=26 I use the Opera execute program action in a right click on a link option to start a macro. It has worked for years. It didn't work with 9.50. I found a bug labeled 'The "Execute program" action fails in certain circumstances." http://opera.remcol.ath.cx/bugs/index.php?...=bug&id=455 Looks like mine was one of them.
  5. Opera wand passwords don't work because of the new domain name. Fortunately I had my userid and password and didn't face the issue of whether or not changing the site name in the Opera wand facility works.
  6. It appears that save clipboard to a text file saves only 64K of the clipboard and you find about it when someone's data disappears. This limit shouldn't exit. It sounds like something from DOS. The help file doesn't say anything about a limit. It is easy to workaround it by opening wordpad and saving the document as a text file from there. But that means I slow down 99,9 exections of a macro for one unusual case that may not occur again.
  7. I wish macro express would provide some way, even a limited facility, to let you keep the control key down and key you key a control key macro. I write with WordPerfect 5.1 -- "It gets better every year" -- and, with it, I can keep the control key down and use character keys to move the cursor. It's annoying to be able to do this in DOS but not in Windows.
  8. Kevin stated: > QUOTE It never worked that way before. How is anyone supposed to know this... The list of changes says "The installer has been updated and revised to optimize default installs." We will change the installer for the next release to more clearly describe what happens when 'Default Installation' is selected. Nevada replies: The sentence does not even hint that you changed it to ignore previous installations of the product. Kevin said: > QUOTE ...the install trashed their system? The install didn't exactly 'Trash your sys
  9. Kevin said: > When you install Macro Express v 3.6 you are given a choice of 'Default Installation' and 'Custom Installation'. When you choose 'Default Installation' Macro Express will be installed in the folder 'c:\Program Files\Macro Express3'. Nevada replies: It never worked that way before. How is anyone supposed to know this, until they find out the install trashed their system? Providing users a drive choice on installs, as opposed to installing to c drives without telling them, is becoming more important now than before because of the way manufacturers make c drive
  10. I turned on my backup system and ran regedit, the registry editor. I exported to a floppy key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Insight Software Solutions\Macro Express I then imported it to my system. It got back my colors and fonts for the macro editor. So far I seem to have successfully returned to where I started from before I installed 3.6.
  11. Following install and uninstall of version 3.6 and trashing of system because it didn't discover a prior ME installation, I went through the registry to see if I might be able to recover my colors and fonts from a backup registry copy, I discovered a key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Insight Software Solutions\DRM that was not in my backup registry and apparently new with 3.6. I would speculate that this has something to do with Vista, but exactly what? On one hand DRM, generically speaking, protects legitimate abuse of protected materials, but, on the other hand, it keeps peop
  12. I have never before had problems installing Macro Express upgrades. Therefore, when I saw version 3.6 available, I ran it without hesitation. The install ran without problems. Because I haven't run a ME express update in well over a year, I didn't realize when I ran it that I didn't see the searching for prior installations screen that I saw before. I rebooted only to see the splash screen saying version 3.5e. I had a problem. I discovered that ME had installed itself in c:\program files and my old version in f:\program files was still there and starting up on reboot. The
  13. I have discovered that the following breaks Macro Express. Using Opera 9.02 under Win98 SE, I start with Opera opened. I key shift-alt-v. This should open the view menu, and it does. The error appears at this point. Ordinarily opening any menu item with the keyboard opens the menu with the first menu item highlighted. However, with Opera, when I open view with shift-alt-v, most of the time, the first item is not highlighted. If the first item is highlighted, and it sometimes it is even with shift-alt, there is no problem. If the first item is not highlighted, and it usually is
  14. I upgraded to Opera version 9 and have discovered that it breaks Macro Express. I use Win 98 SE. The problems, except as noted, below seem soft and random. In failing, ME dies and goes into a non responding state in the close program dialog box. It just happens, for no apparent reason. When it happens you can't do anything but end task ME. The problem frequency seems multiple times a day. The only really partly consistent hard failure I have noted is when using the Opera menus and using the cursor keys to move the focus around the menus options. Sometimes the cursor down key
  15. In response to a command, a Windows window may or may not appear, such asking whether or not I want to replace a file. If the Window doesn't appear, within say 10 seconds, I would like the macro to continue. However, if you put in a time delay in the wait for window command, the macro aborts. I can't find a way to tell ME that I want to continue the macro, not abort, if the time elapses. I tried putting in a wait for window ORed with a wait for time. That didn't work. My intuition tells me that this problem must have arisen and got solved in ME version 1, beta. But how?
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