Andrew Langford


Member for: 7 years
Posts created: 28
Comments: 74
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Recent comments

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Hi Jeff,

Did you try following the steps in this post -- https://keybreeze.com/forum/post/23? What is the exact error you are getting? And which action triggers that error?

Thanks,

Andrew


in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
3 months ago

Thanks for the feedback! You can type options as a keyword to open the Options window, which has settings for Autoindex and Search. The Autoindex functionality will give you suggestions as you are typing a keyword. The Search functionality will not give you suggestions while you are typing. It will only search for that entry after you press Enter/Control/Shift (this is configurable on the General tab).

The default folders for Autoindex should be Desktop, Start Menu, Start Menu (All users), and Documents. The default folders for Search should be Desktop and Documents. You can add any folders to this list to expand the functionality.

Let me know if you have any questions while you customize it!


in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
6 months ago

Not a way to do that currently, but I've used this site in the past for timezone conversions -- https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html. Are you wanting to do this from a macro or text function? Or are you wanting to press the hotkey and enter a command like time+4h or 6pm CT to IST? Google can actually handle the latter --  https://www.google.com/search?q=6+pm+ct+to+ist. You could run that from a Keybreeze letter command, or just type it into the Keybreeze window if you configured it to search the web for unrecognized entries. That's probably going to be the fastest way to convert a time between two timezones. You can also search for current ist time, and Google will tell you what time it is in that timezone.


in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
1 year ago

Hi Brian,

Good to hear from you! I tried ecarr's suggestion with a test Powershell script, and the prompt appeared in my environment. The target of my keyword is:

C:\windows\system32\windowspowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe c:\test\test.ps1

The text of this Powershell script is:

$User = Read-Host -Prompt 'What is your name?'
Write-Host "You entered, '$User'"

When I run this from the Start > Run dialog box, I get the prompt, enter my name, and then it closes. When I run this from Keybreeze, I get the same behavior, which appears to be expected when running Powershell scripts from outside the console -- https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16739322/how-to-keep-the-shell-window-open-after-running-a-powershell-script.

I was able to keep the Powershell script window open by changing my target to the followi...
in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5

1 year ago

Hi Steve, you can use a portable version by downloading the setup file and running through the installation wizard. One of the steps will ask if you want to install it or extract the files. Select the option to extract the files to a folder on your PC or a USB drive, and then it will be portable.


in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
1 year ago

You can't really do that with a single hotkey, but you can select the text, press CTRL + C, press the Keybreeze hotkey, press CTRL + V, and press Enter. If it's an unrecognized command, it will search the web for that entry by default. If you have a lot of saved keywords, it may autoselect one of your existing ones. If that happens, you can press and a space after you press the hotkey, and then press CTRL + V. The prefix will invoke the letter command to search the web. These can be configured by typing options as a keyword or by typing add as a keyword and then pressing the Letter Command tab.


in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
2 years ago

Press the Keybreeze hotkey, type options, and press Enter. Click the Skin tab, and then check the 'Remember position when user manually drags the window' setting. That should do the trick.


in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
2 years ago

The following worked for me. This will open Notepad (as long as you have a keyword called notepad), pause for two seconds, type some text, and then press CTRL + A and Delete:

<keybreeze entry="notepad">
<delay time="2000">
<type text="some text blah blah blah jfsdjfkldjsd fsdjkfljsfj lskdfjlsdfj">
<delay time="2000">
<keydown key="LControlKey">
<delay time="344">
<keydown key="A">
<delay time="125">
<keyup key="A">
<delay time="16">
<keyup key="LControlKey">
<delay time="656">
<keydown key="Delete">
<delay time="109">
<keyup key="Delete">

Also, if you open the Keybreeze Macro Editor, do the Play back and Record more buttons work?


in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
2 years ago

Hi Steve,

You can't use special keys in text functions, but you can use them in a macro. Once the macro is saved, you can press the hotkey, type the macro name, and press Enter to replay your actions.

As an example, the following macro will pause for one second, paste the text in the clipboard by using Ctrl + V, and then typing some text afterwards.

  • <delay time="1000">
    <delay time="100">
    <keydown key="LControlKey">
    <delay time="344">
    <keydown key="V">
    <delay time="125">
    <keyup key="LControlKey">
    <keyup key="V">
    <type text="This is some text after pasting whatever was in the clipboard."> 

in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
2 years ago

Hi Mike,

These false positives are unfortunately common for Windows Defender, especially when dealing with something that tracks keystrokes and mouse clicks like the Macro Recorder, which is a separate download, but the playback mechanism is still part of Keybreeze.exe.

After getting enough downloads and installations, Microsoft will improve the reputation of the download and should stop throwing that warning. In the meantime though, there is a way to bypass it. There should be a 'Run anyway' button that you can click to run the setup file.

Thanks,

Andrew


in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
2 years ago