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Macro Express Pro v 4.4.0.1

    Enhancements

  1. Added Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to the 'Get OS Version String' and 'If OS Version' commands.
  2. A portable version is now available for use on portable devices.
  3. Now handles Read Only and protected macro files better.
  4. When the Macro Nickname field has focus, pressing Ctrl+a selects all.
  5. Improved removing the shortkey activation characters before launching a shortkey activated macro.
  6. Multiple default values may now be set when using the 'Multiple Choice' option of the 'Multiple Choice Menu' command.
  7. Improvements to the message that appears when backing up macro files.
  8. A message now appears when packing macro files.
  9. The total amount of memory installed on the computer is now reported correctly in the event of a crash.
  10. Improved the 'File must be ready for xx seconds' feature of the Wait for File to be Ready command to make it more reliable.
  11. The sample macro file samples.mex is copied to the same folder as the default macro when the First Time Wizard runs.
  12. If an icon assigned to a macro is not found, an empty icon with a red box around it is displayed.
  13. When an icon assigned to a macro points to either an empty removable drive or one that no longer exists, the "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive" message comes up fewer times.
  14. Optimized help menu options.
  15. If the default string variable used by Variable Set From Prompt contains a CR then the default value is not highlighted.
  16. Updated command category icons.
  17. Added the ability to set the number of columns used in the Multiple Choice Menu command. Default is Auto, which sets the number of columns to 2 after 10 choices are entered.
  18. The width and height of the Multiple Choice Menu command are now automatically calculated when set to Auto.
  19. The Multiple Choice Menu command is now sized correctly when Windows is using non-standard Windows DPI settings.
  20. Cleaned up the Multiple Choice Menu command to reduce excess whitespace.
  21. Long choice items in the Multiple Choice Menu command are no longer truncated.
  22. Adjusting the width of the Multiple Choice Menu command no longer causes scrollbars to appear before text in the choices is lost.
  23. All elements of the result array variable used by the Split String command are now emptied before the split occurs.
  24. When the Caption field is empty in the MessageBox command the message 'No caption has been specified.' is displayed.
  25. In the Email Send command, clicking on the To, CC or BCC buttons adds an email address without replacing any already entered.
  26. A warning message is displayed when a variable name is entered that is too long.
  27. % characters are automatically added to variable names typed into fields that require a variable. This fixes numerous bugs caused by non variable strings being entered where a variable is required.
  28. The 'variable is not currently defined' dialog now comes up centered within the Script Editor instead of the center of the screen.
  29. Variable names entered in the new variable dialog may now optionally include % characters.
  30. The system tray balloon hint will now only be displayed 4 times. If the hint is clicked it will no longer be displayed.
  31. Made a change that should prevent dialogs appearing underneath other dialogs.
  32. Changed macro activation of None to No Activation.
  33. Changed And, Or & Xor to AND, OR & XOR.
  34. Made the message clearer that is displayed when a Macro Express 3 license is entered into Macro Express Pro.
  35. The 'Audio Volume: Turn Off' and 'Audio Volume: Turn On Full' commands now work on Windows 7.
  36. Added additional messages that are displayed when an FTP or other Internet command has an error.
  37. Enhanced the message that is displayed when the 'Run when Windows starts up' preference is changed and while waiting for the user to click on the UAC prompt.

  38. Bugs Fixed

  39. Fixed problems with the Restore Windows Positions option.
  40. The setting is now remembered when prompted to enable the keyboard remap hook.
  41. Variable values in the Variables Debug window are now updated correctly when debugging with the Clear Variables or Variable Restore commands.
  42. Fixed a problem in the 'Windows/Programs' command category where commands that use a window title were not giving priority to visible windows over hidden windows.
  43. The program no longer crashes when Text File Begin Process command runs and the text file is in use.
  44. Made changes that make updating the Last Run Time more reliable.
  45. Fixed a problem where the Autocreate Variables setting was not being saved in the preferences.
  46. Fixed a problem that could occur if a backup starts and the file is being updated by another process.
  47. Fixed a problem with Export and then Import Program Configuration that occurred when & is part of a macro file name.
  48. Exporting and importing the program configuration no longer generates an error when the macro file contains accented characters.
  49. Pressing F1 for the MessageBox dialog now brings up the correct help.
  50. The Encrypted Text command now displays the 'variable is not currently defined' dialog if the variable has not been defined.
  51. Fixed problems that would occur if a variable name without % was entered in the 'Variable to receive result' field of a Text File Begin Process command.
  52. Fixed problems that would occur if a variable name without % was entered in the 'Variable array to receive result' field of an ASCII File Begin Process command.
  53. Fixed problems that would occur if a variable name without % was entered in the 'Destination Variable' field of a Multiple Choice Menu command.
  54. Fixed the width of the Variable buttons on computers set to 125% DPI and higher.
  55. Fixed a problem where the scheduled macro time was not showing am/pm.
  56. If the file used by the ASCII Text File Begin Process command cannot be opened it now reports a file open error instead of a invalid format error.
  57. Fixed a bug where a disabled Text Type command inside a Clipboard Start/End Copy block would be still be copied to the clipboard.
  58. Fixed a bug that would cause the computer to freeze when the Activate or Launch command is waiting for a window to appear and a macro that has a scope setting is launched.
  59. Fixed issues with the 'Get OS Version String' and 'If OS Version' commands and Windows XP x64, Server 2003, Server 2003 R2 were not correctly identified.
  60. Fixed the Expand Filename option in the 'Variable Set From File path' command.
  61. Fixed a problem that occurred if Preferences dialog was displayed after the Categories column was resized.
  62. Fixed a problem that occurred when 'Display the advanced file prompt' is disabled and 'Close open macro files before loading another macro file' is enabled.
  63. Fixed a bug where the scheduler time format did not always work correctly in 24-hour mode.
  64. Fixed a problem in the Script Editor that could occur when the last macro is closed by clicking the x in the bottom tab.
  65. The Load New Macro File command no longer causes a crash when loading a read-only macro file and closing all others.
  66. Fixed a crash that would occasionally occur when the program first loads.
  67. Fixed a crash in the Save Variables command.
  68. Fixed the cause of a crash that would occur when the Explorer window is shutting down.
  69. Fixed a crash that would occur when an FTP command received an error and the message describing the error was blank.
  70. Fixed a crash that would occur if program is closed after the 'Run when Windows starts up' preference is changed and while waiting for user to click on the UAC prompt.
  71. Fixed a crash that could occur on macros that were captured or imported from an earlier version of Macro Express.
  72. Fixed a crash that could occur when clicking between macro files in the Categories column.

Release Notes for Previous Versions

    version 4.3.0.1
    version 4.2.2.1
    version 4.2.1.1
    version 4.1.7.1
    version 4.1.6.1
    version 4.1.5.1
    version 4.1.3.1
    version 4.1.2.1
    version 4.1.1.1
    version 4.1.0.1
    version 4.0.4.1
    version 4.0.3.1
    version 4.0.2.1
    version 4.0.1.1
    version 4.0.0.1

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