View Full Version : Macro playback speed
01-01-1995, 02:00 AM
When I record a macro to input frequently used text the playback is slow. It shows up one character at a time and some macros can take 30-45 seconds to finish. Is there a way to significantly increase the speed of playback?
02-16-2001, 08:36 AM
I have experienced the same thing and would like to know the answer as well.
09-06-2001, 10:07 AM
(Backup your macro before you begin!) Using the Macro/Script Setup from the Assist menu option, highlight your macro and select Customize. You can now view what the macro actually recorded. You will find a number of lines that have WAIT functions. Some of these may serve a purpose (waiting for the application to be ready), but many don't. Try deleting them.
09-06-2001, 11:23 AM
Believe it or not, the macro replays at the same speed you record (typed)it. If you are slow and methodical, the macro places wait lines in the code. The purose is to allow a macro to receive a return screen (if you are entering interactive commands) before processing the next lines of entry. But if you don't require the wait, just delete the lines in the edit function described above.
09-06-2001, 11:31 AM
See SupportLine document 13850444. In part, it states: There is now support for changing the macro playback speed in a PC5250 display session profile. This is done by adding the MacroTimerSetting switch to the [Keyboard] section in your display session profile (*.WS file). If this switch is not specified, PC5250 will default to a value of 30. If you want to speed up macro playback, you will want to specify a number smaller than 30 (such as 5 or 20). If you want to slow down macro playback, you will want to specify a number larger than 30 (such as 60 or 175). I have also noticed that the PC's speed affects the playback speed. Every time my PC has been upgraded over the last several years, playback speed has improved. If you're just inserting text, it's even faster when the text is assigned to a popup keypad button, or to a key on the keyboard via the keyboard map.
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