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Need a recommended macro recorder

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by OM2, Dec 31, 2010.

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  1. OM2

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    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
     
  2. stantley

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    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.
     
  3. OM2

    OM2 Thread Starter

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    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
     
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