Andrew Langford


Member for: 5 years
Posts created: 28
Comments: 67
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What's new in version 5.7.0: Free and open source. Keybreeze Sync is being discontinued.3 months ago
Keybreeze Desktop: Hotkey will intermittently not work1 year ago
What's new in version 5.6.01 year ago
Outlook Email Address Converter1 year ago
JSON Validator and Formatter3 years ago
SQL Query Formatter3 years ago
Phone Number Formatter3 years ago
Control windows on your screen with QuickTab3 years ago
Introducing Keybreeze Sync3 years ago
License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.53 years ago


Recent comments

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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
1 month 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 months 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
3 months ago
That error will happen if the Macro Recorder is not in the Keybreeze directory. Copy the file to C:\Program Files (x86)\Keybreeze5, and then run it from there.
in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
4 months ago

You can download the Macro Recorder from this link -- https://keybreeze.com/download/macro_recorder/. It must be placed in the same directory where Keybreeze.exe is running. Typically this is C:\Program Files (x86)\Keybreeze5. You mentioned that you got it installed but it wouldn't do anything. Were you getting an error message? Did the program open and then immediately close? Or did everything appear to work but it wasn't able to record your mouse clicks and keystrokes?

It sounds like the restore point is what is causing the blue screens. I haven't used System Restore in Windows in a long time, but there are some links online that explain how to undo a system restore point if you want to revert your computer back to the state it was in prior to the system restore. Doing that may fix the blue screens. You can back up your Keybreeze settings by following the instructions at this link -- https://keybree...
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License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5

5 months ago

Actually, while I was working on this, I discovered that it is possible to include comments in macros. Just include the text outside of the commands, and it shouldn't affect the playback of the macro.


in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
6 months ago

Unfortunately it's not possible to add comments in macros, but I do think this would be a good enhancement. I'll work on this for the next version.


in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
8 months ago

If you right-click the macros [create] keyword and click Edit, or if you select the keyword from the Command List and click Edit, the target should be the following.

preset:macros [create]

If you save that, press the hotkey, and run the keyword, it will try to run the following.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Keybreeze5\Keybreeze Macro Recorder.exe

If that file doesn't exist, you can download it from https://www.keybreeze.com/download/macro_recorder/ and move it to that directory.


in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
9 months ago

Hi John,

To copy your version 4 settings to version 5, please follow these steps. I revised these slightly from https://www.keybreeze.com/forum/post/23/where-are-my-settings-stored-how-do-i-transfer-settings-to-another-machine since you already activated the Pro version:

Version 4 to version 5:

1. On the old machine, click Start > Run > type %appdata% and press Enter.

2. Copy the Keybreeze4 folder to a backup location, such as a network folder, email, or USB stick.

3. On the new machine, click Start > Run > type %appdata% and press Enter. Paste the Keybreeze4 folder from the backup location to the new one.

4. On the new machine, if Keybreeze 5 is already installed, back up the %appdata%\Keybreeze5 folder. Then uninstall Keybreeze 5 from Control Panel > Programs and Features.

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in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
10 months ago

Hello,

I was able to reproduce the error when typing an recognized entry with a dash present. I'll fix this for the next version.

In the meantime, you can type add as a keyword and add a keyword that opens e-sword. If the name exists in the command list, it will not throw the error:

 


in License enhancements in Keybreeze Pro 5.5
1 year ago