Welcome to Keyboard Express 4


Keyboard Express is a user friendly keyboard macro utility designed to perform repetitive tasks and free up time for more important projects. Issue practically any series of keystrokes to a Windows application with the touch of a couple of keys or at predetermined intervals. Give it a try and see for yourself how much time Keyboard Express will save.


What is a Macro?
A macro is a series of written instructions or recorded keystrokes. With a single keystroke, play back these activities at a much faster speed than can be performed manually. Eliminate wasted time, the risk of error and boredom that typically occur when performing repetitive tasks.

Building a Macro
There are a couple of ways to create macros with Keyboard Express. One method is to capture (record) the keystrokes. Start the recording of the macro and enter the keystrokes in the open application. When finished, stop the recording and save the macro. The other method is to build macros with the easy to use Macro Editor or Quick Macro editor. Select from a list of commands and insert them into the macro. No programming skills are required.
Macro Playback Options 

Play back macros in one of three ways. The most common method is to press a hotkey combination such as CTRL+ALT+R or Shift F12. There are also a number of single keys that can be assigned as a hotkey. In all there are over 840 different combinations available. Or use the shortkey activation method. Just type a few letters to start a macro. The last option is to execute a macro on a schedule. Program the macro to play back hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at set intervals, when the program starts and more. Set up practically any type schedule with Keyboard Express.

Macro Scopes
Keyboard Express provides an option to restrict when a macro should execute. Assign global macros to play back in all Windows programs or Window Specific macros that only allow the macro to execute in a specific window.

The tutorial section of the Help provides new users with some basic examples of how to create and play back macros.