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We are aware of several problems when running Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 8.1. These issues may also exist when running Internet Explorer 11 on WIndows 7. Issues with Internet Explorer 11 and Macro Express Pro If Macro Express Pro is loaded when Windows 8.1 starts up then macros cannot be activated within Internet Explorer 11. If, however, Macro Express Pro is started manually or restarted after being loaded when Windows 8.1 loads, it works. Disabling Protected Mode in Internet Explorer 11 will also allow macros to work. On some versions of Windows 8.1 running Internet Explorer 11 macros cannot be activated when Internet Explorer 11 has focus. This issue has been fixed with a later version of Internet Explorer 11. If you are experiencing this issue we recommend that you download the latest updates from Microsoft. Windows 8.1 issues and the discussion forum Cannot past text into a forum post Cannot insert a web link The Quote feature does not work The vendor of the forum software is aware of this issue and is working on a solution. In the meantime the problem seems to be restricted to Internet Explorer 11. Other browsers do not have these issues. Here is a discussion about the issue if you are interested in the details: Internet Explorer 11 - Copy Paste issue Thanks to Cory Jackson for researching the issues with the forum.
Caveat: I haven't supplied a bug report for this yet as I have some more testing to do before confirming that this is being caused by MEP. Having received a shiny new Windows 8.1 PC, I transferred my copy of Macro Express Pro over to it. After a little while I began to notice that the PC was hanging and unresponsive after opening File Explorer (formerly windows explorer NOT internet explorer). I first noticed this while doing some music file editing using Windows Media Player 12. I would right click a track and select 'open file location' and after 2 or 3 times, I would be presented with a completely blank File Explorer with no left or right panes or ribbon along the top. Worse still, I was unable to access any other running program or taskbar items. The only course of action was to Ctrl-Alt-Del to reboot PC. After a few frustrating times, I decided to try selective start ups to isolate the program causing the problem. Unfortunately, it looks like it is MEP. When the issue happens now, opening Task Manager and forcing MEP to close returns the PC to its working state. Has anyone else encountered this issue before I send in a bug report? PS. I have uninstalled MEP for now to do more repeat testing, but so far, all is working correctly. Subject Header is missing 'unresponsive'. Sorry!
Running ME 3.9a and just up(down?)graded to Windows 8.1 from XP Self-taught, so i am assuming this is a klugy way to do this, but i need to rename a list of files. Everything worked great in XP, then had to move to 8.1 The problem is the XP versions of rename a file (Alt-F, then M), now translated to 8.1 (Alt-H, then R) don’t seem to grab the filename so i can copy it into the clipboard. I run this from the DETAILS view of a folder. I'll make a decision about how many of the files to do in the list based on the names, or dates modified, or whatever. I highlight the first file in the list that i want to rename, then start the macro. In the Repeat Prompt command, tell ME how many files i want to rename. It just runs down the list of files in DETAILS view. Currently doing this: Clear All Variables: All Clipboard Empty Variable Set String %T6% from Window Title Activate Window: "%T6%" Repeat Prompt Start (Prompt for repeat count at macro play time) Activate Window: "%T6%" Wait For Window Title: "%T6%" Text Type: <ALT><ALT>H Delay 50 Milliseconds Text Type: R Delay 50 Milliseconds Clipboard Copy Variable Set String %T3% from Clipboard ....At this point i do a lot of file name manipulation based on the current filename that is in Clipboard (and %T3%). The new filename is placed in %T7% // Write new file name Text Type: <DELETE> Delay 50 Milliseconds Text Type: %T7% Text Type: <ENTER> Delay 200 Milliseconds If Not Window Title "%T6%" on top Text Box Display: Variables Text Type: N<ENTER> End If Wait For Window Title: "%T6%" Repeat End Audio Unmute I feel like there’s a much simpler way to do this, but the macro has organically grown into this based on what worked, and my ignorance of what ME commands might be more efficient for this. I know there’s a “Rename Files or Folders” command, but i need to get the filename into a variable so i can make decisions about how to rename it based on the current filename. (Hence the Alt-H and R commands). I feel stupid, but i can’t seem to find any other way in ME to get the current filename into a variable. All the ME commands seem to want the filename as an input, but my filenames change as the macro goes down the list of files. Any help making this more efficient or robust would be appreciated.