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  1. Some consolation! I suspect Microsoft rewards their employee-of-the-month by saying, "Here's a popular product, go ahead and have some fun by making whatever random design change strikes your fancy." I just spent 30 minutes trying to turn off an "error" option in Excel. I could turn it off for a particular spreadsheet but it would turn itself back on almost immediately. Finally read an online hint to click File and Options, and that way I could turn it off universally and it would stay off. The oddest thing is, this is a monthly spreadsheet and the "errors" just started showin
  2. I use a variant of this technique for saving e-mails to existing folders, though not for creating new folders since I do that only rarely. Some email sources have a consistent window title, others can be reliably identified by phrases in their content or simply by the "to" or "from" fields. To dispose of an email that's on the screen, I start a macro that analyzes these items, sends it to the appropriate folder, or deletes it if it doesn't qualify for saving. I admit the macro clicks on screen icons to do its work, so when GMail changes its layout the macro has to be adjusted. But that doe
  3. I ran ME 3 for many months on Win 10. I don't remember whether it asked that on the very first startup, but it was OK otherwise. Are you saying it asks every time it starts?
  4. You could look into the instruction "Wait for Key Press" which has many wait options other than "key." You might be able to do something with that. You can start a macro (or multiple macros) that just sit on the Wait instruction, then when the key-press occurs the waiting macro can run some other macro. Unfortunately the wait appears to deal only with three mouse keys, not four or five, but you could potentially set up a combination of mouse keys or letters. It might be tricky and involve multiple macros. Good luck!
  5. So don't keep me in suspense! I'm apparently doing my activations incorrectly, also. Please tell! 😬
  6. For what it's worth -- Here are some hints from another forum that I follow. No warranty expressed or implied. Always remember: "Microsoft is arrogant and will *tell you* what you want" and "Google wants to know and control everything about you, all the time" To that end, here are some easy tips to speed up Win 10. 1. Ctrl-Shift-Esc for task manager, go to Startup tab. Disable Onedrive. 2. Hit windows key, search for 'background apps' Turn them all off 3. Open Chrome. Settings, Advanced. a. Preload pages- off b. Continue running background apps - of
  7. Being south of the border, I had to send a check rather than a cheque. But my other question: What is ME 5? Is it just ME 4 under a different name? And still more questions: I tried to convert to from ME 3 to ME Pro back around 2009, for a pretty complex application running on 350 PCs, as I recall. Nothing much worked during testing, so I stayed with ME 3. I just recently converted my home PC from ME 3 to ME Pro, and I'm still seeing ME Pro crash about once a day. So to finally get to my questions: Did you experience any significant pain going to ME 6, or was it ne
  8. That's called the bleeding edge. Must be a version 6 thing. Mine tells me it is, but no additional message. What is ME 5? Just updates to ME 4 under a different name so they can start charging for it? I got used to "free". I don't remember, but I think I paid about $15 for ME, and used the pre-Pro versions for about twenty years. That's 75 cents a year for a tool I said added 50% to my productivity. I always felt guilty when I installed updates, and worried that Insight would go out of business for lack of revenue.
  9. Yes, please. I immediately looked for an update beyond, but found none. Updating version 6, maybe?
  10. Now here's a cute idea. I started a macro that runs indefinitely -- entire macro is below. So whenever I press the ESC key the macro types your suggested sequence to close the active application window. Then the macro just waits until I'm ready to close another one. Works great with Windows 7, but again ME does not see the ESC key in many Windows 10 operating system screens, so still no dice. The other problem with this, even in Windows 7, is the limited number of keys that can be waited for. I'd rather use a key that is "never" used any other time. Repeat Unti
  11. You have given me hope. I have a Windows 10 system on order, and I'll have a lot more time to experiment once I get everything else converted to it.
  12. Little things like that save a lot of time and aggravation when you are coding.
  13. Every bit as good as my method of finding the upper right corner and clicking on the "X". Except my macro closes just one tab at a time (Ctrl-w) if Firefox is the active application. But my problem is getting the macro to run at all, so that it can simulate the keystrokes you outlined. As Cory explained, in the UWP applications in Windows 10, ME never even sees the hotkey to trigger the macro. The beauty of the keypad-minus key is, many applications give you the option to save/no save your work when you exit, so I can just hit the minus key with my middle finger and roll my thu
  14. Yes! It does! So now if I can figure out the name of that little window, I'll see if it can trigger a macro that types the "c". You say it's called the Windows System menu?
  15. For example, the Windows Setup screen and the various screens that can be accessed from there.
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