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Author Topic: Recommended replacement for Push The Friggin Button (PTFB)?  (Read 3356 times)

famewolf

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Is there a recommended free replacement for PTFB?  I find it's not working with some buttons...for example on one app I'm trying to auto minimize the app since it starts opened on bootup and it doesn't recognize the button.   Thanks!
« Last Edit: July 28, 2016, 07:28:44 PM by Deozaan, Reason: corrected typo in title »

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Re: Recommended replacemnt for Push The Friggin Button (PTFB)?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2015, 05:16:17 AM »
Is that stubborn app by any chance written in/using .NET & WPF?

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Re: Recommended replacemnt for Push The Friggin Button (PTFB)?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 10:54:59 AM »
I'm not really sure.  The app is named folder-rss and I think it was actually written by someone here at donationcoder.com.   It gets a list of "new files" and builds an rss feed of them which I feed to my htpc so it can list both new recordings and shows that might have been downloaded via torrent etc.  All I'm really trying to accomplish is have it start minimized or ideally in the systray.   I used another app to put it into the systray but it still shows up on startup and has to be minimized to make it disappear.

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Re: Recommended replacemnt for Push The Friggin Button (PTFB)?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2015, 04:48:11 PM »
Have you tried starting the offending program from a command prompt, using START /MIN?

Have you checked the Troubleshooting section in PTFB's Help file?

There don't seem to be many dedicated alternatives now - RTVReco is really ancient - but a couple of free ones to try might be ClickOff and PowerPro (which does an awful lot more, and isn't for the fainthearted).

[Edit at UK time 2015-05-22, 21:07:-]
WARNING: I just tried ClickOff on Vista, and it was not a happy experience at all. Best left for legacy XP systems, perhaps.  YMMV.
[/Edit]

Three auto-clickers I've recently found, and haven't yet even downloaded, so don't know if they really do the same thing:
« Last Edit: May 22, 2015, 03:11:59 PM by rjbull, Reason: added START /MIN »

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Re: Recommended replacemnt for Push The Friggin Button (PTFB)?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2015, 01:15:46 AM »

I have written MurGee and asked for a download link for Window Clicker.

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Their answer gave no explanation for the missing link (!), but offered this alternative:

Quote from: MurGee Window Clicker
Window Clicker alternative
http://www.auto-clic...on-windows-computer/
Visit us at http://www.murgee.com/
Quote from: Auto Clicker – Close Popup Window Automatically
Auto Clicker – Download Clicker and Automate Mouse Cursor
Mouse Clicker Softwares to automate mouse movement and clicks
Close Popup Window Automatically on Windows Computer

The Software presented here can be used as quick and easy window closer to close any unwanted popup reminders or other message box displays. The Software presented here is available for download now and can be used for multiple uses. It can be simply used as Window Closer to close any specified window. As the screenshot below displays, all you need to do is just select the desired window and mark it for automatic closure. The Button Clicker is a Window Automation Software and can be used on Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP and even on Windows 2000

http://www.auto-clicker.com/

also, the mail included a list of all their click-programs:

1) Auto Clicker to simulate Mouse Clicks at Current Mouse Cursor Location with HotKey combination on Keyboard or Physical Mouse Click.

2) Auto Mouse Clicker to create Mouse & Keyboard Automation Scripts offered with lots of Tutorials and Sample Scripts.

3) Auto Mouse Mover to keep Mouse Cursor moving at configured interval to keep Windows Active all the time.

4) Random Mouse Clicker to simulate Mouse Clicks at Current Mouse Cursor Location with HotKey combination on Keyboard at Fixed or Random Intervals.

5) MurGeeMon to control Dual or Multiple Monitors connected to a Windows Computer and with Lots of Desktop Controlling and Management features.

6) Network Controller to Enable or Disable Network Connections using Desktop Shortcuts or with easy to use Graphical User Interface.

7) Extended Keys Manager to control NumLock, CapsLock & Scroll Lock Keys on Keyboard.

8] Auto Keyboard to simulate multiple KeyStrokes (e.g. Multiple Enter Key pressing and Releasing) using a configurable shortcut key combination.

9) Auto Typer to type long sentences onto keyboard with a configurable Shortcut Key Combination on Keyboard.

10) Wallpaper Software to easily Change Wallpaper on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and other Windows Versions.

11) JumpList Software for Windows 7 & Windows 8 to Create a Configurable JumpList to Launch Applications, Open Documents and can be used as an alternative to Desktop Shortcuts.

12) Countdown Timer to Display Digital CountDown Timer, StopWatch and Clock on your Computer.

13) Show Desktop Software Utility to Show Desktop from System Tray Icon or from Taskbar.

14) Easy Shutdown Software Utility to Create Shutdown Shortcut, Create Automatic Shotdown for Windows Computer and many other Computer Control Features.

15) Auto Talker to Type Text Messages Automatically onto Active Window.

16) Auto Mouse Click is a Mouse Automation Software to create Quick Mouse Automation Macros.

Quote from: MurGee is also for Mac
Mac Mouse Automation Utilities
Do Visit Mac Mouse Automation Utilities Website & Download Mouse Automation Utilities for Mac Lion, Mac Snow Leopard, Mac Mountain Lion, Mac Leopard, etc.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2015, 09:12:13 AM by Curt »

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Re: Recommended replacemnt for Push The Friggin Button (PTFB)?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2015, 02:57:53 AM »
I'm not really sure.  The app is named folder-rss and I think it was actually written by someone here at donationcoder.com.

there seems to be several forks of the original folder-rss but the one by [user]DavidA_UK[/user] seems most recent. have you tried sending him a PM or email? His email can be found at his site.

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Re: Recommended replacemnt for Push The Friggin Button (PTFB)?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2016, 08:04:36 AM »
rjbull and curl you have missed one most popular autoclicker that is Ghost Mouse Auto Clicker.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2016, 07:26:41 PM by Deozaan, Reason: corrected broken link »

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Re: Recommended replacemnt for Push The Friggin Button (PTFB)?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2016, 08:25:57 AM »
^ famewolf asked for a freeware version, but your Ghost Mouse Auto Clicker 4 is shareware $20

Proper link: http://standaloneinstaller.com/download-ghost-mouse-auto-clicker

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Re: Recommended replacemnt for Push The Friggin Button (PTFB)?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2016, 04:10:44 PM »
I'm confused - what about this one?  http://www.ghost-mouse.com/index.html  Says it's version 3.2.3, and this very sparse home page says nothing at all about licensing or price.

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Re: Recommended replacement for Push The Friggin Button (PTFB)?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2016, 04:06:17 PM »
^ sorry, the $20 link was a 404 link. The price is $25:

Quote from: $25 Ghost Mouse Auto Clicker 4
Mouse and Keyboard Recorder, Windows Script Macro Recording Software

Other version with same name, but FREE (the same 3.2.3 rjbull linked to) or $6.99, $18.99 or $28.99 (Free "Lifetime" Upgrades):
http://www.remouse.c...tion-Comparison.html . Just MAYBE it's a free version 3 of the first listed $25 version 4 - from different company names?

Various versions with similar names:
http://download.cnet...rt=productName%7Easc

rjbull

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Re: Recommended replacement for Push The Friggin Button (PTFB)?
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2016, 05:31:40 PM »
Here's an interesting situation: two similar lines from the same company?

http://www.remouse.c...tion-Comparison.html
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Copyright © 1997-2016 AutomaticSolution Software. All Rights Reserved.

And also:
Axife Mouse Recorder
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Re: Recommended replacement for Push The Friggin Button (PTFB)?
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2016, 03:10:51 PM »
Mouse Recorder is a freeware by Bartels Media GmbH, the PhraseExpress people.  I haven't tried it: it appears to be a general-purpose mouse and keyboard macro program in the vein of Macro Express.  Their online documentation Window change events looks like Mouse Recorder should be able to automate button-pushing.