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Abort macro if mouse move X amount?


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Anyone know how to make a macro abort if mouse moves X amount of pixels? What do I need? Thanks.

Well... my first thought was "It can't be done." Since there are no options for aborting if mouse moves.

 

However, if you're not looking for a specific built-in abort, you could build a somewhat complex macro that occasionally checks the mouse position. Something like this.

 

At the beginning of the macro perform a Get Mouse Location command. Store this info in, say, %N98% and %N99%.

 

Then, periodically, perform another Get Mouse Location command, storing the information in %N96% and %N97%.

 

Now compare N98 to N96. I'd use something like:

 

If N98 > N96

__Modify Integer N98 - N96 = N94

Else

__Modify Integer N96 - N98 = N94

End If

 

Do the same for N99 and N97 (saving the result to N95)

 

Now do this (assuming 10 pixels is the threshold for the abort):

 

If N94 > 10

__Or

If N95 > 10

__Macro Stop

End If

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I've done something a little similar to this in my Startup macro. If I hover my mouse over the clock in the system tray, my startup macro will stop immediately. This is useful on those occasions when I'm doing an interim boot, meaning I know I'm going to have to do another one soon.

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<br />I've done something a little similar to this in my Startup macro. If I hover my mouse over the clock in the system tray, my startup macro will stop immediately. This is useful on those occasions when I'm doing an interim boot, meaning I know I'm going to have to do another one soon.<br />
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With apologies for straying OT, I'm curious to know what sort of things you (and others) do in your start-up macro please?

 

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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I put programs in my startup macro that would normally be started from one of the registry areas used for that purpose,

e.g. HKCU\...\Windows\Run and HKLM\...\Windows\Run. I do this because they're easier to access in a macro, and easy to prevent tunning if I want (using my hover technique).

In my particular case, that's various mouse utilities, a dialogue resizer utility, a drive substitution, Executor, ClipMate, UltraEdit and Firefox (the latter two remaining permanently in memory even when I click their Close buttons).

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With apologies for straying OT, I'm curious to know what sort of things you (and others) do in your start-up macro please?

 

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

I have about 10 different apps, utilites, inter- and intranet sites that all need to be opened and logged into; windows that need to be resized and repositioned, etc.

 

So I have a "Start" short-key that starts the monotonous process. While it's running I can eat my breakfast, go through hard-copy files, run to the restroom, get a drink, whatever I need to do.

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