This topic discusses items placed in the notification area and notification area icon functionality. The notification area refers to the small icons in the lower right hand corner of a conventionally configured screen (next to the clock).
Macro Express Explorer > Options > Preferences > General > Notification Area
Display the program icon in notification area
This option, when selected, places a Macro Express icon into the Windows notification area when the Macro Express Player is active. The icon in the notification area serves two primary purposes.
1.It readily identifies that Macro Express is running in the background.
2.It provides quick access to Macro Express.
--Left click on the icon to open the Editor.
--Right click on the icon to open a menu with options to open the editor, access the help file or tools, suspend the program, shut down the program, etc.
When not selected, Macro Express runs in hidden mode. This mode completely hides the macro editor. In the absence of a notification area icon, use the system macros that are defined for activating the editor and terminating the player. Ctrl Alt Shift W is the default hot key to open the editor.
Display an icon when a macro is running
This option displays the "Running Man" icon in the notification area during the execution of a macro. It signals that a macro playback is in progress.
Display an icon when recording a macro
This option displays the camera icon in the notification area during the recording (capturing) of a macro. It signals that a macro recording is in progress.
Main Icon Action
Use this option to change what happens when left clicking on the Macro Express icon in the notification area. Select from three options.
1.The default setting opens the Macro Express Explorer window.
2.Let the program do nothing when left clicking on this icon.
3.Run a macro. Select the macro from the .mex macro file that is open. The macro runs each time the Macro Express icon in the notification area is clicked. If a different macro file is later opened, clicking on the icon will first load the original file containing the macro selected and run it.