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Pause, Resume Pause


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I am trying to figure out how to utilize the "Pause" function in ME. No matter what I do... my Macros do not seem to Pause... I read the help file... but maybe I am doing something wrong. I hit the Ctrl-Alt-Shft-Y key... but the Macro continues to run. Am I doing something wrong or misunderstanding the "pause" function?

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The pause command will halt Macro Express from sending commands to Windows, but any commands that have already been sent to Windows will be executed.

That is fine... but here is the deal. To test this... I created a simple looped macro...

 

Repeat Until %T1% <> %T1%

Macro Playback Speed: Normal Speed

Mouse Move Screen 673, 468

Mouse Move Screen 676, 462

Delay 10 Milliseconds

Mouse Move Screen 678, 454

Delay 9 Milliseconds

Mouse Move Screen 682, 449

Delay 10 Milliseconds

Mouse Move Screen 684, 441

Delay 10 Milliseconds

Mouse Move Screen 686, 430

Mouse Move Screen 688, 423

Delay 9 Milliseconds

Mouse Move Screen 688, 412

Delay 10 Milliseconds

Mouse Move Screen 688, 399

Delay 10 Milliseconds

Mouse Move Screen 688, 388

Delay 10 Milliseconds

Mouse Move Screen 688, 378

Mouse Move Screen 685, 367

Delay 9 Milliseconds

Mouse Move Screen 681, 356

Delay 10 Milliseconds

Mouse Move Screen 677, 348

Delay 10 Milliseconds

Mouse Move Screen 673, 339

Delay 10 Milliseconds

Mouse Move Screen 668, 331

Mouse Move Screen 663, 325

Delay 9 Milliseconds

Mouse Move Screen 657, 320

Delay 10 Milliseconds

Delay 5 Seconds

Repeat End

 

I try and hit the pause activation... but the macro continues to go.

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The Control+Alt+Shift+Y hotkey is the Resume Pause hotkey, meaning if the macro is paused, you can press this hotkey to resume the macro after it has been paused. This is designed to be used in conjuction with the pause message that can be posted with a macro in the Scripting and Direct Editors. It can also be used to resume Macro Express after the global pause command has been issued by pressing Win+`(This hotkey can be changed by clicking on Options|Preferences and selecting Playback).

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The hotkey you're hitting is actually the Resume Pause hotkey which will continue a macro after pause.

I think it should be renamed to "Resume after pause" or just "Resume macro" to avoid confusion.

 

To pause a macro, you can choose from 4 hotkeys which can be configured under prefs->Playback.

 

(see screencapt)

 

To resume, hit the hotkey mentioned above.

 

Yea, this could have been better documented.

 

-Lemming.

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