How to Record Macros with MouseKey Recorder

MouseKey Recorder is one of the simplest and most intuitive macro recorders out there. Thanks to MouseKey Recorder you can record all mouse movements and any key typed on the keyboard in order to automate all those repetitive actions that are carried out on the PC.

Any repetitive activity performed on your PC can be recorded with MouseKey Recorder and can be replayed at any time and at the speed you want.
Download the free version of MouseKey Recorder. There are two versions of the program (for Windows): the BASIC version and the ADVANCED version, the latter is more complete because it also has an integrated editor to modify and customize the macro in post-recording.

If you have a MAC OS, please download Mac version from this page:  MouseKey Macro Recorder for Mac.
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Below is the step-by-step guide for both the Advanced and Basic versions (WINDOWS)

Immediately after installation here is the MouseKey Recorder ADVANCED interface that you will see on the screen

 

How to record Mouse and Keyboard

To start recording your activities, click on CREATE NEW MACRO and the following work screen will open.

By pressing the red RECORD button, the MouseKey Recorder window will disappear to give you space to work. A confirmation window will also appear reminding you to press CTRL+SPACE (spacebar) simultaneously to stop the recording at any time.

 

After clicking YES you can proceed with recording the activities: all mouse movements, clicks and keystrokes will be recorded by the program. You can stop recording by pressing CTRL+SPACE

How to edit and save a Macro (Mouse & Keyboard)

At the end of the recording, the macro will be automatically stored in the program and all the actions will appear in the central window of the software, grouped under the headings MOUSE, KEYBOARD, based on their type.

By clicking on PLAY MACRO above you can play it immediately. Even in this case you can stop playback by pressing CTRL+SPACE at the same time
If everything is OK click on the SAVE button to save the macro on your computer in an .armp format file

 

If there is anything you need to change, just use the built-in editor. Click on the action to modify (press the + symbol to open the action detail and look for the one to modify or remove).

In our test (see screenshot above) we double-clicked on the action that types the letter A. A window opened where you can change the key typed in that time interval.
If you want to remove an action, just select it and then press the DELETE icon at the top
MouseKey Recorder Advanced also allows you to add post-recording actions. Simply click at the top of the action to add (as highlighted in the figure below). You will be able to add mouse movements, type keyboard keys, add pauses or even open or close files, .exe documents/applications, and so on.

After each change to the macro we recommend pressing PLAY to play it and check the result. If everything is as desired, press SAVE to save.

How to Play a Macro with MouseKey Recorder

To play a macro that you have recorded, simply click on PLAY MACRO. By default the macro will only repeat once so you can see if everything is working correctly.
If all goes well you can set a higher number of repetitions and also a higher playback speed . To do this, click on the relevant menus at the top right, as highlighted in the following figure.

In addition to the number of repetitions and playback speed, you can also set a "post playback" action. For example, you can turn off the PC, lock or restart the PC, according to your needs.

Remember that you can always stop the automation and playback of a macro at any time using the CTRL + SPACE key combination.

NB: With the free version of the program it is possible to set the max value of 10 as the number of automatic repetitions for the macro.

How to open saved macros from your PC

If you want to play a macro that you saved on your computer (previously), all you have to do is click on File --> Open and then select the macro file (.armp format)

After importing the macro, select the number of repetitions and the desired speed and click the PLAY button to start playback.

How to schedule Macro

The "SCHEDULER" function is very important if you want to make the program work even in your absence. For example, if you want to play tasks that take several hours of time, you can set the schedule so that everything starts on a certain day, at a certain time. All you have to do is click on SCHEDULER and a window will open where you can import the macro to program. Press on ADD PROJECT and load the macro file (.armp)

Then set the month, day, start time of the macro. In addition to the exact day and time, you can also set the start so that the macro starts, for example, every day at the same time, or every week, and so on.

Once everything is set up, click SAVE and the programming will appear saved in the program. A sort of countdown will also appear on the right which allows you to check that everything has been set correctly

NB: Remember to press SAVE SCHEDULER at the bottom to save the set schedule. Furthermore, the program must always remain open for scheduling to work correctly!

How to activate MouseKey Recorder PRO ADVANCED

The FREE version of MouseKey Recorder has all the functions active and the only limitation is that you can set up to 10 repetitions. If you want to remove this limitation and be able to use the program to repeat a macro even an infinite number of times, you need to purchase the program license and activate it.
To do this, click on the REGISTER button at the top right and a window will open where you will need to enter the license. Click Buy Now to buy it.

After the purchase you will receive the registration code via email to be entered in the program and click on Register to activate it definitively.

Immediately after installation here is the MouseKey Recorder interface that you will see on the screen. It is a very intuitive interface with all functions at your fingertips.

 

 

GUIDE INDEX

How to Record Mouse & Keyboard
How to Save a Macro on PC
How to Play a Macro and set Repetitions & Speed
How to Open a saved Macro from PC
How to Schedule a Macro
How to activate PRO version

 

How to Record a Macro (Mouse & Keyboard)

Before recording the macro you will have to prepare and open everything you need on the PC desktop (programs, documents, etc ...). Test the "repetitive" activity you intend to record and when you are ready open MouseKey Recorder and click on the REC button to start recording. After clicking on REC, the MouseKey Recorder window will automatically position itself at the bottom right of the screen to give you the space to work.

 
 
For correct recording and subsequent playback, make sure that your PC screen has a resolution set at 100% DPI
 

Go on with recording activities: all mouse movements, clicks and typed keys will be recorded by the program.
You can stop recording in two ways:

  1.  Click on the STOP button of mousekey recorder

  2.  Click on the ESC key on the PC keyboard

To delete a recorded macro click on the icon with the X and then do it again by clicking on REC again.

 

How to Save a Macro (Mouse & Keyboard)

At the end of the recording, the macro will be automatically stored in the program and by clicking on Play you can play it immediately. However, it is advisable to save the recorded macro to avoid losing it. To save it, just click on the icon with the arrow pointing downwards.


Then you can save the macro on your PC giving it the name you want. The file will be saved in the format .hush

How to Play a Macro with MouseKey Recorder

To play a macro that has just been recorded, just click on PLAY. By default the macro will repeat only once so you can understand if everything works as you wish.
If everything is OK you can set a higher number of repetitions and also set a higher speed (double, triple or even more). To do this click on the icon with the double circular arrows and the following screen will open:

In the "Repetitions & Speed" window you can set a number of repetitions and also the playback speed of the macro. Finally click OK to save the settings.
At this point, click on the PLAY button and the program will start playing the macro and repeating it several times and at the desired speed:

During playback, you can interrupt the automation at any time using the CTRL + E key combination

NB: With the free version of the program it is possible to set a maximum of 15 as the number of repetitions for the macro.

How to Open a Saved Macro from PC

If you want to play a macro that you have saved on your computer (previously), all you have to do is click on the folder icon, as shown in the following figure:

Then choose the macro (.hush file) and click on Open. Then select the number of repetitions and the speed and finally click on the PLAY button to play it.

How to Schedule a Macro

The "scheduling" function is very important if you want to make the program work even in your absence. For example, if you need to reproduce recorded activities that involve several hours of time, you could set the program so that everything starts at a certain time, for example at night. All you have to do is open the macro in the program and then click on the clock icon. A window will open where you can decide the day and time when MouseKey Recorder will start the recorded activities

After setting the start date click on OK. At this point a sort of countdown will start, at the end of which the Play button of the program will be automatically clicked and then the recorded actions will start. In addition to the start time you can also set an end time.

NB: Do not close the schedule window so that the countdown is not reset.

How to Register MouseKey Recorder

The FREE version of MouseKey Recorder has all the functions active and the only limitation is that it is possible to set up to 15 repetitions. If you want to remove this limitation and be able to use the program to repeat a macro even infinite times, you have to purchase the program license and activate it.
To do this, click on the padlock icon and then click on the Buy Now button.

After the purchase you will receive by email the registration code that you will have to enter in the program and click on REGISTER to activate it definitively.