Installation

Macro Recorder is available for Microsoft Windows 10 and Apple macOS.

Windows installation

Video tutorial

To install Macro Recorder on Windows:
  1. Download the installation file.
  2. Double-click the installation file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Double-click the program file to launch Macro Recorder.
  4. If you purchased a license, register your license key.

Installation requires administrative rights. If you cannot obtain admin rights, consider using the portable edition.

Portable use

To run Macro Recorder from a USB thumb drive:
  1. Download the Portable Edition.
  2. Extract the ZIP archive contents into any file directory on your portable device.
  3. Launch "MacroRecorder.exe" from the USB device.
  4. If you have purchased a license key, register your USB thumb drive installation.

The portable mode is indicated in the Macro Recorder title bar.

Portable mode can be enforced by command-line parameter -portable.

Always shut down Macro Recorder before unplugging the USB drive to prevent data loss!

MacOS installation

To install Macro Recorder on a Mac:
  1. Download the Mac installation file.
  2. Double-click the setup program to open the installer.
  3. Drag the Macro Recorder application icon from left to right into the application folder.
  4. If you purchased a license, register your license key.

Macro Recorder must be authorized in Apple macOS accessibility settings:

In Mac macOS 10.10 (or later), this setting is available in "System Preferences » Security & Privacy » Privacy".

In Mac macOS 10.9 ("Mavericks"), this setting is available in "System Preferences » Security » Privacy » Accessibility".

Click the pad lock to unlock the settings and check-mark Macro Recorder in the list of applications.

MacOS may require to uncheck and check this setting again for each Macro Recorder software update.

Macro Recorder may trigger following warning because Macro Recorder is a 32-Bit application:



You can dismiss this warning.

Upgrade

Newer Macro Recorder versions can be safely installed over an existing installation.

Older versions cannot read data files created with newer versions, as the file format needs to be updated to support new features.