This documentation is for Macro Recorder v3 beta. Click here the for current production version 2 documentation.

Scheduled playback

The Windows Task Scheduler can be used to execute macros saved by Macro Recorder.

Video tutorial

To create a new task in Task Scheduler:
  1. Save the macro as a Macro Recorder *.mrf file.
  2. Copy the file path incl. File name to the clipboard (Windows: Right-click the macro file and select "Copy as path").
  3. Open Windows Task Scheduler.
  4. In Task Scheduler, click "Create basic task".
  5. Give the new task a meaningful name.
  6. Configure the execution schedule as needed.
  7. Select "Start a program".
  8. Enter the path to Macro Recorder executable (default: "C:\Program Files (x86)\MacroRecorder\MacroRecorder.exe").
  9. Under "Add arguments" enter the command-line parameter -play="c:/path/yourmacro.mrf" (replace with the actual macro file path):

After completing the wizard with "Finish", Windows Task Scheduler will create a new task and execute the macro as configured.

If Macro Recorder is executed in intercals, consider adding the command line parameter -close which unloads Macro Recorder after each macro execution.

Unfortunately, there does not seem to exist an easy-to-use Scheduler equivalent on the Mac.

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