Actions


Actions are the individual steps that make up a macro.


Typical macros may have steps like this:


1. Perform a keyboard action

2. Wait 25 milliseconds

3. Perform another keyboard action

4. Wait 0 milliseconds

6. Play a completion sound


Action Bar


The action bar is located under the command properties. It allows you to add, remove, and manage all of the steps for a command.



The action bar holds all of the available actions that you can add to a command by placing them in categories. Here the categories are Input, Audio, Script, and System.


Clicking categories such as Input and Audio will show icons the available action types for that category. Here the icons are the Keyboard and Mouse Cursor, that represent keyboard input and mouse input commands. Clicking one of these icons will add an action of that type to the action list.


There are four management icons: Arrow Up, Arrow Down, X, and the Play Button


Arrow Up:        Moves the current selected action up in the list so that it will execute sooner.

Arrow Down:        Moves the current selected action down in the list so that it will execute later.

X:                Deletes the current selected action.

Play Button:        Executes the action as if the trigger phrase had been spoken.


Action List


The action list displays rows that represent each action that should be executed for this macro.


There are two common parts to every action, no matter the type. First, the left side will have a large color-coded indicator of the action. Colors are by category. Since Keyboard and Mouse input actions are in the same category, they will both be pale green. Every action has a delay value that represents how long the system should wait before executing the next action.