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  1. I would like to say a big THANK YOU to everybody contributing here. Now i know that there are some MEX resistant programs out there. And that it makes sense to code a workaround instead of wasting time with searching an error somehow. This is what i learned about it. 😄 By the way. What i really love about this freeware Q-Dir is that you can define Favorites which change all four panes/folder views at once. So i created different setups for Office or for writing music. Don´t hesitate to ask me, if you would like to know more.
  2. As i said, as i already have the activation of the four panes at my fingertips i am more interested in a deeper understanding how MEX works and why in some cases (Q-Dir) MEX fails to work. I think we all know MEX good enough to come up with dozen workarounds. But why does Q-Dir ignores certain keysends via MEX which work perfectly if typed manually?
  3. Great workaround Alan. Thank you! I posted here also as it was the first time i experienced this odd behaviour. So what do we learn from this? Are some programs just MEX resistant?
  4. Well, Q-Dir has four seperate path areas. I use those to select the pane via mouse actions as the shortcuts CTRL 1 -4 don´t work.
  5. You can config the layouts in the menu Extras "View Settings" i guess. (Don´t know exactly as my interface is in german.)
  6. Well, i prefer the 4 Pane side by side . My Macro clicks directly in the path area ( D:\ ) of pane 1. I use the type TAB command to deselect it right after clicking. You have to adjust those coordinates to your Q-Dir window(size). Do you like Q-Dir already? 😉
  7. So i wanted to know more about it and posted the odd behaviour here. My Workaround for activating pane 1 is this. It also resets the mouse position to the previous one. <VARIABLE SET INTEGER Option="\x02" Destination="%X%"/> <VARIABLE SET INTEGER Option="\x03" Destination="%Y%"/> <MOUSE MOVE Option="\x02" X="550" Y="59" Control="%DoList2%" _PROMPT="0x000A"/> <MOUSE LEFT CLICK/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="<TAB>"/> <MOUSE MOVE Option="\x01" X="%X%" Y="%y%" Control="%DoList2%" _PROMPT="0x000A"/>
  8. I have already written a macro which uses mouse actions to achieve what i want. I wanted to have it on the keys G1 to G4 on my Logitech G510 Keyboard. This works. But i found it strange that MEX wasn´t able to get a simple keycommand likte CTRL + 1 to work.
  9. Yes i have. The activation key is irrelevant for the behaviour.
  10. Thank you for trying it out. Try the Help in the menu Info of Q-Dir. It should open the local help file which gets installed with the program. Mine is in German below. STRG (Steuerung) means Control. Yes, maybe the author can share the wisdom how he made Q-Dir MEX resistant. 😄
  11. Exactly, CTRL 1 to 4 are activating the four panes. This is what the macro should do. Simply activate Pane 1. I am really happy that you can reproduce the problem because i never experienced that it made any difference if i or MEX is "typing" the keys. I mean thats the beauty about MEX, right? 😃 Your macro made no difference for me. Did it work for you?
  12. First of all 1000 thanks for trying to reproduce the problem! 😃 The only two lines of code are: <KEYSTROKE SPEED Delay="100"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="<CTRLD>1<CTRLU>"/> Should i export the macro and upload it here?
  13. Well let´s say i make sure that the Q-Dir Window is active as the macro is scope specific. I can not recognize any pattern. Maybe one could install this tiny tool and try it himself. Just an idea. 😉 You may fall in love with it like i did. Q-Dir consist out of 5 areas. On the left the navigation pane. On the right from this four independent folders which even can have different Tabs which i love. CTRL + 1 should always select the first (yellow) folder. Another nice feature is that you can define different formats for filetypes. You see the different colours for the filenames in Folderwindow 1 (yellow)
  14. I always click inside Q-Dir before pressing ALT + 1 to make sure Q-Dir.exe is active. As the macro has Q-Dir Scope.
  15. Thanks acantor. Both ideas make no difference.
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