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Author Topic: Macro Creation programs  (Read 5734 times)

c-sanchez

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Macro Creation programs
« on: September 29, 2023, 02:44 PM »
I'm considering using Linux at some point, but one thing I can't find is a macro creator that is simple and complete.
For Linux, there are generally only programs to use by command and not an interface that allows you to do everything visually.

Actiona / Actionaz
https://github.com/Jmgr/actiona
https://github.com/niconil/actionaz
I can't even find where to download it and it seems that it hasn't been updated in a long time.

SikuliX1
https://raiman.github.io/SikuliX1/
The only thing you have to do visually is select the image and little else, the rest is to use as scripting.

Pulover's Macro Creator
https://www.macrocreator.com/
It's free, open source and built with AutoHotkey, only for Windows.

Macro Recorder
https://www.macrorecorder.com/
It is currently what I use, it is really complete and very easy to use, only for Windows and Mac.

PyAutoGUI
It is quite complete in terms of functions to create macros, it is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, however, being only a Python module it only works by commands, so in principle it is not easy for a common user as the previous programs.

Does anyone know of an option as complete as PyAutoGUI but with an easy-to-use interface to create macros like Macro Recorder?

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Re: Macro Creation programs
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2023, 11:38 PM »

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Re: Macro Creation programs
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2023, 11:07 PM »
UI.Vision ?
Heh I didn't know UI.Vision, it seems to be exactly what I am looking for, the only negative point I would give is that it does not have such a simple interface as the previously mentioned programs, however the rest is perfect.

Thank you very much for mentioning the program :)

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Re: Macro Creation programs
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2023, 06:47 PM »
AlomWare Toolbox is what I've been using for quite a while now, and it's regularly updated: https://www.alomware.com

It can either create a macro by recording what you type and click (which you can manually tweak later), or you can just manually create them. The app is briefly discussed here: https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=53350.0

Here's an example macro that will press the Windows key to open the Start menu, types "notepad", presses Enter, then moves Notepad to the center of the desktop (because the "numpad5" key is in the center of the numpad numbers). You can also choose a direct X/Y desktop position instead of using "numpad" for the location, such as "0,0" to move it to the top-left of the desktop. The "{z100}" in line 1 means to wait 100 milliseconds at that point, so you can control the timing of the action if needed. You can then bind a hotkey to the action, or trigger it in some other way like typing a keyphrase that does it.

(Start)
0001 Macro: Type keys or use mouse "{win}{z100}notepad{z100}{enter}"
0002 Window: Assign and wait to activate "Untitled - Notepad"
0003 Window: Move to desktop position "numpad5"
(End)

You can copy the above text and paste it into a new action in the app. Attached is a screenshot showing how it looks in the app.