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  1.    08 Aug 2017 #11
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    Thanks HypsieGypsie,
    Yah, many macros' are intended to cut down on repetitiveness of things, that's how some of mine are =)

    And yes, I posted at the Macro Express forum a few minutes ago: Macro To Run The In File Explorer - Macro Express Pro - Macro Express Forums

    I'll post back what my solution would be =D

    PS: glad you like the sig .. it's like two jokes in one =
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  2.    08 Aug 2017 #12
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    Ok good. Hopefully you'll get an answer.

    on the sig!
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  3.    13 Aug 2017 #13
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    So a random idea popped in my head.. I said to myself that if the program Macro Express can make a Operating System (hidden) window active, and press Control+z, then that would be perfect! I found a random program called "Program Manager" within Windows 10, which I hope is always running all the time, that I can focus onto, Ctrl+Z, then reset the focus back on my image program. It works so nicely so far!

    Yay =)


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  4.    13 Aug 2017 #14
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    Very cool! Where did you find Manager from within 10? According to this article it had been removed a long time ago. It was actually a program predating File Explorer.

    Program Manager - Wikipedia
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  5.    13 Aug 2017 #15
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    Lol I never knew that's what File Explorer used to be called back then. I never used that old-school version of Windows before. I started with 95... and I dunno what File Explorer used to be called in 95 hah =)

    Within Macro Express, there's many options in there. When I added that macro piece, Macro Express can see all windows that are open, visible & hidden. This was one of the hidden ones, and it sounded pretty official, so I picked it =D

    I have no clue why that happens to be in my Windows 10 operating system, but I'm sure hackers wouldn't use such an old school version of Windows to have open somewhere in the background.... but who knows!

    Anyways, I hope this app sticks around open in the background 24/7 so my macro would work. If it decides to close itself, then I'm gonna have to pick some other hidden background app instead.

    But thanks for all the help =D
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  6.    13 Aug 2017 #16
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    If it does close, perhaps you can add it to the startup folder or configure it to stay open by other means.

    Chime in SWI2. You would surely know.
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  7.    13 Aug 2017 #17
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    Macro Express doesn't show where that executable file is, so I wouldn't know how to open that program. But no worries, there's MANY other OS programs running that I can use instead, if this one doesn't stay open 100% of the time.

    There's:
    • DDE Server Window
    • Default IME
    • StartHook Window
    • Task Host Window
    • Window Activate
    • Windows Shell Experience Host (which I believe is a very reliable one, assuming Ctrl+Z works on it)
    • ...and many more
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  8.    13 Aug 2017 #18
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    Very cool. Great thinking there, pepanee. It was interesting to watch you through the process. You're good to go.
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  9.    13 Aug 2017 #19
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    Thanks HypsieGypsie! It was one of those small mental challenges, which uses the factor of Time as a main aspect for the equation, which was going to eventually solve itself out. I consider those as the "strange" solutions, because my conscious state of mind never thought of this idea. Apparently my subconscious state of mind just so happened to make the connection of doing the Window Activate function with one of the Hidden Background OS Apps. It was such a simple! I'm disappointed that my conscious state of mind didn't come across it!! Ugh!
    My subconscious mind got "hacked" by some spirits that lead me to the right method! Yay! Tell 'em I said Thank You.

    And I really appreciate that you enjoyed watching the way my brain eventually somehow reach a solution for all this! I like it when people can observe the way my mind works. =D
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  10.    14 Aug 2017 #20
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    LOL! I think that's how all of our minds work. An elderly gent told me years ago in my youth that if we just think on a problem for awhile the answer just comes. I found it eventually does. And yes, I think it's spiritual in nature.

    Happy computing to you, pepanee.
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