Mouse Event

 

Create macros that run when the mouse button or a combination of mouse buttons is clicked.

 

**Windows may prevent some mouse activations from working based on various combinations of mouse buttons, window parts, etc. that are selected.

 

 

Macro Express Explorer > Macro > Add Macro - Or click on New Macro Icon

 

 

Buttons to Activate the Macro with:

Macro activation can be assigned to the Left, Middle or Right mouse buttons. If selecting more than one mouse button, such as in the example above, then the macro will activate by pressing either the Left or the Middle mouse button.

 

 

What to click on

After assigning the mouse button or buttons to press, select what to click on in order to trigger the macro - Area on Screen, Area on Window or Window Part. These are explained below.

 

Area on the screen

Use this option to define regions on the screen that can be assigned as a mouse activated macro. Clicking on the assigned area triggers the macro. This option requires the input of four pixel coordinates - Left, Top, Right, and Bottom. Click on the area within these four pixel coordinates to start the macro.

 

Area on the window

Use this option to define regions on a window that can be assigned as a mouse activated macro. Clicking on this area of the window triggers the macro. This option requires the input of four pixel coordinates - Left, Top, Right, and Bottom. Click on the area within these four pixel coordinates to start the macro.

 

Locator

Click on the Locator button to launch this small utility to quickly help define the pixel coordinates. After the Mouse Locator is running, move the mouse to the upper left corner of the region to be defined. Press Ctrl+Space to insert the pixel coordinates in the Left and Top fields. Then move the mouse to the lower right corner of the region to be defined. Press Alt+Space to insert the pixel coordinates into the Right and Bottom fields. Press OK to save the coordinates.

 

This action defines a square or rectangular area on the screen. Click within the defined square or rectangular area with the designated mouse button to start the macro.

 

Specific part of a window

Define a macro to start by clicking on a specific part of a window. Parts include the window border, window title bar, window menu, horizontal scroll bar, vertical scroll bar, system menu, minimize button and maximize button.

 

 

Note: A few options have been excluded because they will interfere with Windows. These include such things as Left Mouse with the Maximize or Minimize buttons.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Macro Nickname

Optionally assign a name to the macro to more readily determine what the macro does.

 

 

Build as a Popup Menu

Select this option to open the Menu Builder window and create a popup menu.