Macro Express Pro provides these
additional options for starting a macro:
- A Hot Key is a set of keys pressed to initiate a macro. This includes pressing CTRL+ALT+R, F3, Shift+F12 or over 700 other combinations.
- A Shortkey is a small string of characters, such as abc, tr, or zzz. When a matching combination is typed, the text is erased and the assigned macro executes.
- A Scheduled Macro executes on a given time schedule.
- A Window Activated macro runs when a specific window gains focus (appears) on your computer.
- A Control Activated macro starts when a specific window control gains focus or is on top.
- Click on a specific area of the screen with the left, right or middle Mouse button to trigger a macro.
- A Popup Menu or Floating Menu contains a list or menu of defined macros. From the menu, click on the desired macro or press an associated number or letter to execute the macro.
- A macro can be activated through a Batch File or Command Line.
- Macros may also be activated through Windows API calls or Windows Explorer.
- Run a macro from the Macro Explorer by using the Run Macro Now option.
- The Directory Modification activation type looks for changes to files in a folder or to the folder.
- The Process Event activation method initiates a macro when a process first starts or when it closes.
- The System Event activation looks for changes to the system.
- Run a macro based on the contents of the clipboard.
- The TCP/IP activation monitors when an Internet or Network connection has been made or released.