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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I love MouseRobot! An actual macro style recorder that operates by function rather than by cursor location. This is way easier to use and understand than any other macro program.
Aitken Rendell, technical support consultant

I am web developer and typically I have a lot of programs open. With MouseRobot I can run the single script, and a few seconds later my work area is ready to go! This is amazing!
Phill Judd, web developer



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