Getting familiar with Macro Manager

The Macro Manager is a tool for administering macros, and controlling Macro Service. You utilize it to do the following:

  • Creating a new macro
  • Importing an existing script file into the current macro folder
  • Adding or removing the triggers on a macro
  • Scheduling a macro
  • Adding or removing a Systray menu item
  • Changing the properties of a macro
  • Changing the options
  • Suspending or resuming Macro Service

When you open Macro Manager, you will see is a window somewhat like the image below.

Systray Icon

Two systray icons will be placed when Macro Manager starts, Manager Icon and Systray Menu Icon. You can click on the Manager Icon to popup a menu for quickly accessing the features. Systray Menu is an easy way to play the common macros. You can add the macros to it by visiting the tab Systray Menu in the window of Macro Manager.

Navigate using the address bar

The address bar appears at the top of the tab Macros. It displays the current location as a series of links separated by arrows. You will see the address bar like the image below.

adress bar

Macro list

The macro list shows all macros in the current folder. The various parts of this area are designed to help you work with macros more easily. Here is a typical window and each of its parts.

Log pane

The Log Pane is located at the bottom of the window, display the Manager logs, Service logs, Play logs, and the summary of the current selected macros.

  1. Manager log

    The pane will show the log entries of the manager activity, for example, a log entry will be added when you suspend or resume the Macro Service. Macro Manager also puts a log entry when you play a macro.

    Note: You might turn the manager logging off, for more information, please see General Options.

  2. Service log

    The pane will show the log entries about Macro Service activity. The service log contains all the communication messages between the service with other programs. You can learn about the activity of the scheduled macro.

  3. Playback log

    A playback log file is a text file, which contains the result of executing the actions for a macro. The Playback log pane show the entries about the current selected macro.

    Note: The playback can be empty if the macro's properties Log sets to "No log". For more information about this, please see Advance Property

  4. Summary

    This pane shows the macro's properties, which are details about the macro file, such as macro name, description, last playback time , etc.