Need a recommended macro recorder

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

OM2

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 28, 2007
Messages
979
Can someone recommend a good macro recorder in windows for me
I did a google and there seem to be looads - most of them free

The best one I'd say I've seen is autohotkey - this is solely judging by how their website looks and NOTHING else - haven't tried yet!
All the other free websites seem to have poor looking websites

What I need for - it's only one thing actually!
When I open explorer, it like to group files - I hate this!! AND I always have to change the settings to group by none
Also, a LOT of the time it won't show me the file size and modified date - those 2 bits of info are ALL i need! (as well as the file name itself ofcourse!)

I asked before and was told that it wasnt possible to change the behavious of windows for this

That's why I want a macro recorder - I'll record my repeptitive keystrokes and just fire a macro every time I would otherwise spend 30 seconds setting the options right again

Thanks


OM
 
Joined
May 22, 2005
Messages
7,091
The best one I'd say I've seen is autohotkey
Yes, AutoHotkey is the best one to use, I love it. AutoHotkey has a macro recorder program, but it's easier to just write the script from scratch. Besides the macro recorder writes some ugly code.

Read through the AutoHotkey Quick-start Tutorial and write a few simple scripts to start out.

Instead of using mouse clicks try to use keystrokes when you can. Most Windows menu items can be activated with the alt key and then the underlined letter. So in Windows Explorer to get to the View sub-menu you can hit alt and then v.

In AutoHotkey this would be:

Send, !v

(! stands for the alt key)

Better yet, forget Windows Explorer altogether and get xplorer² lite, a free Windows Explorer replacement. Whatever view you are using when you exit the program will be the same one when you start it up again, so just have to set up the view once.
 

OM2

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 28, 2007
Messages
979
thanks for the reply
i'll try autohotkey
i do use xplorer lite - but don't know why - i just feel uncomfertable using it - usability is lacking i think - cant put my finger on it
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Members online

Top