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I need to perform a Insert-Down Arrow type macro, and an Insert Key, Down Arrow Key [Insert][Down] macro is not working. What can I do?

There is no comprehensive way to build arbitrary keystroke macros similar to Shift or Ctrl macros. When you use a macro with the keystroke (e.g. [Insert]), it generates a down/up complete keystroke, so [Insert][Down] will generate an insert key then a down arrow key, i.e. Insert-Down Insert-Up Down Arrow-Down Down Arrow-Up. To do a shifted Down Arrow, you would use the macro [Shift-Down][Down][Shift-Up]. If you need an Insert-Down Down Arrow-Down Down Arrow-Up Insert-Up, something custom is required (i.e. there is no way in current versions of the software to create such a macro).

You can download a set of Executables that generate an Insert-Up Arrow, Insert-Down Arrow, Insert-Left Arrow, Insert-Right Arrow set of macros (4 executable files named KEYINS-UP.EXE, KEYINS-DOWN.EXE, KEYINS-LEFT.EXE, KEYINS-RIGHT.EXE). These generate the following sequence:
Insert-Down [Arrow]-Down [Arrow]-Up Insert-Up

Download Key Insert Macros in keyinsertmacros.zip (64KB) (10/11/2013) (MD5: 97906D2FD28455182FB3334886D49D47)
Download and then Extract, then as Administrator, copy into \Program Files\ONSCREEN

To use with OnScreen (or My-T-Soft/etc.) you can use the Key Options or a macro panel. To Use the Key Options, refer to the following steps:
1) In OnScreen Setup, make sure the Advanced option is set under User Options
2) Then go into Appearance | Key Options
3) Select an appropriate function key for the Macro executable in the Key drop down (e.g. F12)
5) Click on Disable Keystroke (you do not want to send the function key keystroke - this will undoubtedly cause different problems in different situations)
6) Click on Launch Key Executable.
7) Browse and select the KEYINS-DOWN.EXE file (e.g. C:\Program Files\ONSCREEN\KEYINS-DOWN.EXE)
8) Select Ok | Ok and Exit OnScreen Setup

Now when you run OnScreen, the F12 key will generate the Insert-Down Arrow macro.

Notes:At some point, the macro language will expand to allow down/up and latching type operation on arbitrary keys similar to the current Shift/Ctrl/Alt handling. Until that point, custom macros may be necessary if there are not options with the application to perform a keystroke macro. Note that menu options can all be accessed with the existing macro system, e.g. Alt-F, O for File | Open is simply [Alt-Down]f[Alt-Up]o.
You may want to reference other details/options/notes about the Key Options - see Item QU1106120501
If you have a special situation that you cannot resolve with the above information, please contact IMG Technical Support.

Category: UsingType: Question/Answer Product: OnScreenVersion: 1.78 1.79 1.80

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