How to insert macro text: Clipboard or Keystrokes?

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Petr
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How to insert macro text: Clipboard or Keystrokes?

Post by Petr » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:37 pm

There are two ways how macro text can be inserted to target application when macro is playback: through clipboard or as a set of keystrokes. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages and users may want to choose between them. The "through clipboard" option uses clipboard so that the macro text is put to the clipboard and the then the macro text is paste in the target application. This simply mimics the copy/paste operation. The "as keystrokes" option mimics the user typing on keyboard. So how to set which one to use? It is possible to set the option for each macro individually in the "Macro text" tab by clicking on a button on upper-right area:

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Or it is possible to set it for all macros in the Program Settings (Tools/Program Settings menu command, or Ctrl+P):

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