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Pause a macro while running

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Hi all,

 

Just a quick question. Is it possible to pause a macro whenever the user wants while it is running. I see that user can resume pause a macro which is a system given macro. But is it possible to pause whenever the user wants.

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See Options/Preferences/Playback and the associated Help. If the macro is zipping through commands you may not have much choice where it pauses but it's good if you are running round an endless loop.

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I checked the option but i could not find playback as i am using ver 3.2. This goes through bunch of actions with multiple macros which gets executed based on window names that it finds. Now i want to pause the macro by the user if he requires to do it for any other reason

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I don't have that version installed. Did you try searching for "Pause" or "Pause Macro" (no quotes) in Help (Index or Search tabs if 3.2 has them)? It may be in another section in 3.2. It may also be called "Pause Macro HotKey". It will be some combination of Scroll Lock, Pause/Break, ', Win, as will be the "Abort Macro Hotkey".

 

Even back then, ME's Help was good as far as I remember.

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My macro version 3.2.0.2. There is an option to resume the pause which scrolllock+pause/nbreak but to pause none. I even tried the help but :(. The normal pause and complex pause exists but i want the user to be able to pause by hot key or any other way

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It would help if someone with access to your version could chip in. Did you try the resume pause hotkey to pause it?

 

since i did not get to pause i have asked the users to abort the macro by using pause/break key. :( very sad that i could not figure out any other way... if anyone has any idea please let me know

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I extracted the Help from the versions I still have on file. ME2.1 did not have a Pause Key setting, ME3.4 did. that's as far as I can go.

 

The four current combos which I already described are

Stop:

Scroll lock + Pause

Win + '

Pause

Ctrl + Pause

 

Same for Pause Macro. If there is no setting box for Pause Macro, you are out of luck.

 

You can upgrade for free to the current 3.8 version. I know some people like to stick with what they know.

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