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Here are some example macros that will help you get started:

Mass rename files in a folder

This macro renames all files in a given folder to "file1", "file2", "file3" etc. Just keep pressing Ctrl + Alt + Z in Macro Recorder and the macro will iterate to the next file.

SET CLIPBOARD : 1
WAIT FOR USER : 90 : 3 : 0 : 0
LABEL : BEGIN
Keyboard : F2 : KeyPress
TYPE TEXT : file
PASTE
Keyboard : Return : KeyPress
INCREMENT CLIPBOARD : 1
Keyboard : Down : KeyPress
WAIT FOR USER : 90 : 3 : 0 : 0
GOTO : BEGIN

Check for updates command (Windows 7)

This macro launches the “Windows Update” tool and forces it to check for updates by simulating a mouse click on the “Check now” link. The mouse-click uses “relative” coordinates, so it’s immune to window size and location change.

This macro has been tested under Windows 7 only, might not work under Vista or XP.

OPEN FILE : wuapp.exe :  : 0
WAIT FOR : Windows Update : appear : 0 : 0
DELAY : 200
Mouse : R115 : R125 : LeftButtonDown : 0 : 0
DELAY : 56
Mouse : R115 : R125 : LeftButtonUp : 0 : 0

Launching IE proxy dialog

This macro launches Internet Explorer's "Proxy server" dialog.

The macro actually has no practical use, but it's a fine example of how a macro can use:

  1. "launch process" macro-command
  2. "wait for process" macro-command
  3. sending mouse-clicks from a macro, based on window-relative coordinates
  4. sending key combinations (that is - Alt+Letter in this particular macro example)
OPEN FILE : iexplore :  : 0
WAIT FOR PROCESS : iexplore : appear : 0 : 0
DELAY : 400
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyPress
DELAY : 200
Keyboard : T : KeyPress
DELAY : 300
Keyboard : O : KeyPress
DELAY : 1500
Mouse : R246 : R47 : LeftButtonDown : 0 : 0
DELAY : 592
Mouse : R246 : R47 : LeftButtonUp : 0 : 0
DELAY : 500
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyDown
DELAY : 469
Keyboard : L : KeyDown
DELAY : 80
Keyboard : L : KeyUp
DELAY : 232
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyUp

Clear IE cache

This script for Jitbit Macro Recorder launches Internet Explorer privacy cleaner. Tested under IE7, IE8. Never tested it with IE9 though.

MESSAGE BOX : This macro will open Internet Explorer, launch the "Internet options" dialog and clean "temporary internet files"
OPEN FILE : iexplore :  : 0
DELAY : 1000
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyPress
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyDown
Keyboard : T : KeyDown
Keyboard : T : KeyUp
DELAY : 500
Keyboard : O : KeyDown
Keyboard : O : KeyUp
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyUp
DELAY : 500
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyDown
Keyboard : D : KeyPress
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyUp
DELAY : 500
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyDown
Keyboard : D : KeyPress
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyUp

Disk defragmentation macro (Windows 7)

Windows 7 introduced a new disk defragmenter tool that is automated in by this macro.

The macro simply starts the defragmenter and sends an “Alt+D” keyboard combination to its window.

OPEN FILE : C:\Windows\System32\dfrgui.exe :  : 0
DELAY : 1000
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyDown
Keyboard : D : KeyPress
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyUp

Disk defragmentation macro (Win XP)

1) The first line of the macro launches the Windows XP Disk Defragmenter:

OPEN FILE : dfrg.msc

2) The next line simply waits for the defragmenter window to appear:

WAIT FOR : Disk Defragmenter : appear : 2000

3) Finally this block launches the appropriate item in the defragmenter window menu (which in our case is "Actions - Defragment"):

Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyDown
Keyboard : A : KeyDown
Keyboard : A : KeyUp
Keyboard : D : KeyDown
Keyboard : D : KeyUp
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyUp

Of course you don't have to actually type these commands when you create a script in Macro Recorder, you can use the toolbar instead. First you click "Insert 'Open file' command", then you click "Insert 'Wait for window' command" etc... Jitbit's macro-language remains "hidden", it is used only if you decide to edit a saved macro in some external text editor like Notepad (which is the preferred way for some programmers and tech-geeks).

Full macro:

OPEN FILE : dfrg.msc :  : 0
WAIT FOR : Disk Defragmenter : appear : 1000 : 0
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyDown
Keyboard : A : KeyDown
Keyboard : A : KeyUp
Keyboard : D : KeyDown
Keyboard : D : KeyUp
Keyboard : AltLeft : KeyUp

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