I want to get the file path of the file currently selected while in windows explorer using a hotkey

Problem:

I want to get the file path of the file currently selected while in Windows Explorer using a hotkey

Solution:

Discussion:

When a file is selected, we use the F2 key to rename the file, this way using the CTRL+A and CTRL+C keys we copy the file’s name to the clipboard and store its value to the %Filename% variable.

It’s known, that we can get to the address bar using the CTRL+D keys. Having done that, the address is already selected, so all we need to do is copy it to the clipboard and store the value to the %Filepath% variable.

I want a keyboard macro to launch a program whenever I strike a Hotkey

Problem:

I want to launch a program whenever I strike a Hotkey

Solution:

It’s a one action Job, where we use the “Run Application” action to specify the application we want to launch, save the job and attach a Keyboard Monitor Trigger to it. We configure our trigger to launch this job whenever we strike CTRL+ALT+N and run our keyboard macro.

Discussion:

Minimum WinAutomation version required: 3.1…

My Keyboard and Mouse actions are executed too fast

Problem:

My Keyboard and Mouse actions are executed too fast, while the window I want to send them to, has not yet opened

Solution:

In order to always send keystrokes and mouse clicks to the correct window, (if using multiple windows in your job, you need to add a “Wait for Window” action to wait for the window to appear before continuing with the rest of the Job’s execution.

Discussion:

Minimum WinAutomation version required: 3.1…

I want to merge multiple documents into one, according to their creation dates

Also refer to the post titled Merging Multiple Documents in One

Problem:

I want to merge multiple documents into one, according to their creation dates

Solution:

In order to merge multiple documents into one, we can simply use the keyboard macro job displayed above. The files can be sorted according to anything we feel like we just need to make sure we use the “Sort List” action to specify the property according to which the items will be sorted.

Discussion:

We use the Run Application action to open the document we want to store all the documents in, and then specify the list of the files we want to merge, using the “Get files in folders” action and configuring it to only look for *.docx files.

Copy text and paste it after the formatting has been removed!

Wouldn’t it just be great if you could copy some text from a website or any other documents and not having to paste it in a notepad window and copy it again from there in order to achieve getting the text alone with no formatting and do all this with a single keyboard macro?

When using editors as Word or Excel or even Outlook and you copy paste a piece of text that contains any formatting what so ever, it pastes all it gets and it’s not really helpful having to re-customize what you just got!

Life is so eaaaasy with WinAutomation!…

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