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Everything posted by Samrae

  1. It is a little confusing until you do it once or twice. A popup menu needs the option to select the activation: HotKey, Shortkey, Schedule, Window Title, Mouse Event, etc.
  2. It looks like there is a difference between a Floating menu and a Popup menu. When I click to choose the Menu Style for a popup menu I see: When I click to choose the Menu Style for a floating menu I see: It looks like the "Nickname and Scope" choice is only available for a Popup menu.
  3. How would you activate each macro? It may be possible to do a <CTRLD> in one macro and <CTRLU> in another but if your macros used keys for activation then it would not work. You may not be able to activate the second macro if the control key was down. I do not know if it will work but here is something to try: Ctrl / Right arrow keys down Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <CTRLD> Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <KEYD:VK_RIGHT> Ctrl / Right arrow keys up Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <CTRLU> Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): <KEYU:VK_RIGHT
  4. OT: Cory, From what I read the problems with 1809 were not caught by the Windows Insider Program and were distributed with the general release. And no, the problems did not affect millions of computers but they did affect 10s or 100s of thousands. Article about 1809 bugs. The articles I have read did not say that the Check for Updates has anything to do with the Insider Program. They say that Microsoft can tell if users click Check for Updates and give priority to them for installing new updates. Those authors are recommending that we do not manually click "Check for Updates". See h
  5. OT: The Windows 1809 was very buggy. It was released and pulled a couple of times. It was supposed to be released in September (09) but was not re-released until November. Microsoft has fixed some of the major issues but some bugs remain. I have several machines that are not even offered 1809. I have read that the Windows update looks for certain hardware and may not offer specific updates if the updates are not compatible with the computer. Another interesting thing is that researchers discovered that if you click "Check for Updates" in Windows 10 you may be offered updates sooner than
  6. I'm not sure if this is still the case but some years ago when I tried to use Dragon with Macro Express it would not work. There was something in Dragon that prevented access to other macro programs. At the time Dragon offered a more expensive version that did allow it to interact with Macro Express. To run macros Macro Express uses the Windows Hooks. Use of the hooks works if all programs using the hooks properly cooperate. However, some programs intentionally interfere with the hook chain. You might try clicking Tools, Restore Keyboard and Mouse Hooks from within Macro Express after Dra
  7. The problem is the "&amp;" portion of the URI. When you copy and paste the URI remove "amp;" and it will work. In my browser the link looks like this: https://pgmacros.invisionzone.com/topic/8188-using-in-variable-value/?do=findComment&amp;comment=28565 but if I right click and click on Copy Link Location (in Firefox) the link that is copied is: https://pgmacros.invisionzone.com/topic/8188-using-in-variable-value/?do=findComment&comment=28565 Note that &amp; is converted to &. When I click on the link it works correctly. It is likely that this is caused b
  8. The odd characters in the first record are there to identify the type of encoding used in the file. To avoid this try to save the .csv file in a different format, perhaps UTF-8. The format to use may or may not be shown as UTF-8. In my (older) version of Excel there is an option to save a file with the format "csv (MS-DOS)(*.csv)". If you are unable to change the format when creating the .csv file you could use the Variable Modify String commands to removed those characters.
  9. This may get you started. This assumes the number in the field is highlighted. Clipboard Copy Variable Set Integer %Value%: Set to the Clipboard Value Variable Modify Integer: %Result% = %Value% - 1 <CLIPBOARD COPY/> <VARIABLE SET INTEGER Option="\x0C" Destination="%Value%"/> <VARIABLE MODIFY INTEGER Option="\x01" Destination="%Result%" Value1="%Value%" Value2="1"/>
  10. You might want to look at the "Date Time Math" macro in the samples.mex macro file.
  11. The Alt-Key Sequence feature of the Text Type command allows Unicode characters to be typed. The Type Special Characters macro in the samples.mex macro file contains a sample macro.
  12. The "Run Macro" command runs another macro in a macro file. If you want to run a macro in a variable use the "Run Macro in Variable" command. The "Run Macro in Variable" command can be a bit tricky. There is a sample macro that demonstrates its use: Date String to DateTime Variable
  13. Try "Variable Modify String %StrVar%: Convert to Integer (%IntVar%)"
  14. If you choose the 'Floating box until "Close Box" or end of macro' option in Text Box Display you can use the 'Update Textbox' comand later in your macro. To see how this works check out the "Show Macro Progress" macro in the samples.mex macro file.
  15. Neither did I before this. Google is your friend. ?
  16. Pressing Ctrl+G or F5 in Excel brings up a dialog box to go to a cell. You can create a macro to type what is needed. Something like this: Text Type: <CONTROL>g Wait For Window Title: "Go To" Text Type: C4<ENTER>
  17. Yes, create a new key. Use DWORD in the registry value and use a Decimal Macro Express variable. This means you did not enter a variable name. Enter the name of a Macro Express variable. Be sure to create a Decimal variable. A Macro Express "Global" variable is only global to a single macro thread. In other words, to a specific macro and any macros launched by that macro via the Macro Run command. A variable set or changed in a secondary macro will not affect a variable in the primary macro, even if the variable name is the same. As suggested previously, to do what you wan
  18. I am comfortable with the registry. It may be a bit more efficient than file I/O. But, as rberq said, it doesn't really matter where you store it. What have you tried? How did it work out? Uh, put a "Write Registry Value" command in your second macro.
  19. Yes, you can initiate another macro while the first one is running. The idea is to have your main macro read a value from the registry and adjust the playback speed. Something like this: Read Registry Value "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Insight Software Solutions\Macro Express 4\$Temp\MacSpeed" into %MacSpeed% Macro Playback Speed: %MacSpeed% // Do something Delay: 0.5 seconds Read Registry Value "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Insight Software Solutions\Macro Express 4\$Temp\MacSpeed" into %MacSpeed% Macro Playback Speed: %MacSpeed% // Do something else Delay: 0.25 seconds
  20. Try this: Variable Set From Misc: "Installation Path" into %Path% Variable Set String %Path% to "%Path%\macedit.exe" Program Launch: "%Path%" (Normal) <VARIABLE SET FROM MISC Destination="%Path%" Value="Installation Path"/> <VARIABLE SET STRING Option="\x00" Destination="%Path%" Value="%Path%\\macedit.exe" NoEmbeddedVars="FALSE"/> <PROGRAM LAUNCH Path="%Path%" Mode="\x00" Default_Path="TRUE" Wait="1" Get_Console="FALSE"/>
  21. When I press the Ctrl+Alt+Shift+W shortcut the Macro Express Pro Explorer window comes up in about 1 second. It is so quick it is hard to measure. I currently have 23 macro files open with over 2080 macros (many are disabled). My computer is not new, around 9 years old, running Windows 7. Norton Internet Security is running and presumably scans all 23 macro files when the Macro Express Pro Explorer loads them.
  22. The Macro Express Pro Explorer can be launched by typing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+W. You can change the hotkey. Open the Macro Express Pro Explorer Click on System Macros in the Categories column Double click on "Run Macro Express Editor" Click the Change button
  23. The toolbar settings are stored in the registry. In previous versions of Macro Express Pro the toolbar settings were located here: HKCU\Software\Insight Software Solutions\Macro Express 4\Toolbars\Editor However in later versions of Macro Express Pro the toolbar settings are located here: HKCU\Software\Insight Software Solutions\Macro Express 4\$Temp\Toolbars Other temporary values stored in the $Temp are the window sizes and positions (...\$Temp\Windows), things you have searched for in the Script Editor or Macro Explorer (...\$Temp\Search History), settings relating to the gr
  24. Do you have any macros with multiple activations? If a macro has more than one activation, a hotkey and a shortkey for example, then the activation is displayed as "Multiple". To find the macro I would disable half of the macros and see if the we- still activates the macro. Repeat until the macro no longer runs. Enable macros until the activation starts to activate the macro. To see if another macro tool is running you can terminate or suspend Macro Express. To suspend Macro Express click the M icon in the Notification Area and then Suspend Macro Express.
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