tranglos Posted November 21, 2007 Report Share Posted November 21, 2007 I have just installed Macro Express 3 (the trial version). Immediately I had to disable some of the system macro hotkeys, because they conflict with "extended" (diacritic) characters on a Polish keyboard. Combinations such as Ctrl+Alt+Shift+X and Ctrl+Slt+Shift+Z are used to type frequently occurring characters (uppercase Ź and Ż, respectively). I imagine speakers of many other languages apart from English would have the same problem. I then noticed that these hotkeys cannot be disabled, only changed. The hotkey edit control does not seem to recognize any key (typically Backspace in Windows applications) as "None" input. Would the authors please consider adding a proper "None" option, for no hotkey defined? Does this also mean that every macro needs to have a hotkey assigned? I intended to use the program for "autotext" functionality, and since I would be defining many dozens of entries, it would be nearly impossible - certainly impractical - to assign a different hotkey to each, and then to remember them all. Further, in the hotkey selection dialog box, the list of hotkey combinations shows a number of hotkeys as "available", even though they are already registered by various currently running programs. For example, I have an application using Shift+Ctrl+F12 as a system (global) hotkey, but MEx3 lists this combination as available. As far as I know Windows does not offer a way to detect hotkeys registered by other applications (except perhaps by trying to register every possible hotkey and checking for errors from ones already assigned), but then perhaps the "available" label could be changed, because it seems misleading. I understand it is really intended to mean "Not assigned in Macro Express", which is not the same as available in the system. Thank you kindly, marek Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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