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When the computer is unlocked, my macro performs perfectly. However, with the workstation locked the macro does not work. According to the Macro log, the macro is executing all the commands however when I unlock the workstation, the program is opened but none of the keystrokes occurred.

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 Windows is locked, if you minimize a remote session or if you disconnect a remote session, 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 workstation is locked.

- Applies to: Macro Express and Macro Express Pro
- Updated: December 22, 2014

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