How to take a screenshot and open it for editing it with a macro

Recording macro to take a screenshot

  • Start MouseRobot
  • Add "Mouse and keyboard" step. To take a screenshot, press "Keyboard" button and choose "Print Screen key {PRTSC}". This step will emulate copying a screen to the clipboard
  • Add "Windows Command" step and set it up to run Microsoft Paint to open just taken screenshot for editing
  • Run task. Microsoft Paint should appear on screen
  • Now press "Record task", record clicking on "Paste" button in Paint and finish recording by pressing Esc key.

MouseRobot macro

  • Close Paint and run task to be sure that all working as you want. MouseRobot should take a screenshot, start Paint and paste screen image to it.

Scheduling recorded macro

  • Save recorded macro to file
  • Now click MouseRobot icon in tray and select "Schedule task" in the popup menu. Task properties dialog will appear. Choose saved task file as command.
  • Schedule a macro

  • Press "Add trigger", select "Execute by hotkey press" and click "OK"
  • Trigger types

  • Choose key combination that is good for you to take a screenshot, for example "Ctrl + Alt + S"
  • By hotkey

  • Finish scheduling new task by pressing OK and take a macro by hotkey press


Now you can take a screenshot and open it for editing by single keypress.


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MouseRobot is VERY interesting program. I have had a few important & time consuming tasks and now MouseRobot does them for me! Thank you AutomationBox!
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This is what I have been looking for. It greatly helps automate multiple mouse-and-keyboard procedures I have to go through day in and day out. My life has improved greatly by such a wonderful program.
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