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How can I use Macro Express with Remote Desktop Connection?

When a macro is running, Macro Express sends keystrokes and mouse events to Windows and Windows sends them to the application that has focus. When you minimize a remote session or if you disconnect it, Windows stops sending the keystrokes and mouse events to the application. The macro continues to run but Windows discards the keystrokes and mouse events.

There is a work-around. If you can use Window Controls to send text and mouse clicks, the macro will continue to run when the Remote Desktop Connection is minimized or even disconnected.

You can download a macro that demonstrates how write a macro that works with a Remote Desktop Connection from

- Applies to: Macro Express and Macro Express Pro
- Updated: April 13, 2016

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