Overview of triggering macro


Event-based triggers start a task in response to certain system events. For example, event-based triggers can be set to play a macro when the system starts up, when a user logs on to the computer, or when the computer enters an idle state. Each macro can contain up to 16 triggers, allowing the macro to be started in many ways. If a task has multiple triggers, the macro will play when any of the triggers occur. Unlike the scheduler of macro, trigger does not have to be based on a moment in time. It may be based on one or more system events. Whenever, a system event occurred and a macro has been triggered with it, the macro will be launched automatically.

The following is the list of available triggers in Macro Expert:

  • Idle Trigger
    Launches the macro when your computer enters the idle (no keyboard and no mouse input) state for the specified period of time.

  • Startup Trigger
    Launches the macro when a user is logged in to the desktop, or windows is started.

  • System Trigger
    Launches the macro when a system event is occurred, such as time is changed, display resolution is changed, etc.

  • Resource Trigger
    Launches the macro when a system resource event is occurred, such as the free disk space is low, etc.

  • Driver Trigger
    Launches the macro when a removable driver is inserted or removed from the computer.

  • Dial Trigger
    Launches the macro when a remote access connection is established or terminated.

  • Window Trigger
    Launches the macro when a window is opened, closed, activated or deactivated.

  • File Trigger
    Launches the macro when a window is opened, closed, activated or deactivated.