First, do the whole routine task manually, for you to know exactly where to click, press,
which windows to open.
- Click on the Record button and carry
out all the actions you need, stop the Record by clicking on the blinking
icon in the Tray.
- For higher reliability use
Pixel Control (press
NumLock twice during the Record). Then, the image indicated during Record
will be found during Replay. If you use Pixel Control, you can be completely sure that
the program will click on the required pictogram or find the required message
on the screen.
- For higher flexibility of scripts use
Branches. If the indicated image is not found, you can add alternative
images. If AutoClickExtreme finds one of the alternative images, it will
perform the corresponding sequence of actions or, if you need this, it will
play some other Records.
- Press Shift twice if you want to make a pause during Record.
Meanwhile, you can use Smart Control to set the launch of the applications
(documents) you need; to change the Clipboard (thus, you won't have to type
words, you can insert them during Replay) to speed up the Replay process.
You can also use the Clipboard to insert the full path name, thus, you won't
have to choose the full path in the dialogue box. You can also use double
Shift simply to pause to do some other things.
How to speed up playback?
In 99,99% of cases it is possible to set Playback at the maximum speed without insertion
of long pauses "with margin", in order to wait until some operation is completed. For
example, it is wrong to make standbys "with margin" while the page is being loaded in the
browser – it is enough to wait for activation of the button "Reload" in the browser with
pixel control, which corresponds to complete loading of the page. At first it is
recommended to check the script, playing it with the nominal speed and only after
several successful Playbacks increase the Playback speed by moving the slider
which regulates it.
BACKGROUND MODE of AutoClickExtreme
First method. It consists
in trying to connect to your own computer using the remote desktop connection. It is the most resource saving variant.
Computer name is 127.0.0.1, administrator’s username and password. The difficulty here may lie in the fact that in Windows XP there were allowed 2 sessions for remote access. But in Windows 7 there is only one session, thus you will not be able to connect using the second session, while the first one is already being used by you. To users’ complaints Microsoft says that they should install Windows Server.
The second method is resource-intensive – it consists in installing a virtual machine on your computer. It looks like another operation system in a separate window. This mode is quite interesting, but it requires a lot of computer resources.
I personally used VM VirtualBox from Oracle (FreeWare), it works without failures. This method is also attractive, considering the fact that we can create archive versions of the VM (virtual machine) and in case of any problems roll back to the archive version.
How to work With Pixel Control
Pixel Control is designed
to find the definite images on the screen + to bind mouse clicks to
these images + to bind a separate Replay Branch to a certain image
How to record a click on a menu with the help of Pixel Control. In
How to record a click on the contextual
menu of an application in the Tray?
During the Record,
press NumLock twice, mark the pictogram of the application you need and click on it
with the right mouse button. When the contextual menu appears, press
NumLock twice again, mark a part of the menu item you need and click with
the left mouse button on it. BUT the click hasn't been made yet! To record
the click correctly, (!) you'll have to open the menu once again with a
right mouse button click. This time AutoClickExtreme itself will find the
menu item you need and click on it. This additional action is to be
done, otherwise the contextual menu goes out of focus and then disappears.
One more peculiarity you'll have to pay attention to: if a
menu is opening slowly, AutoClickExtreme may "miss the aim" while clicking
on it. You can solve the problem by inserting a small pause (200-300 ms)
before the corresponding Pixel Control, to give the menu time to open.
Can Pixel Control help if the image is below the
visible screen area?
In case the image you need is not
found, make a separate Replay Branch to scroll the visible part (to make it
simpler, press PageDown), so that the image you need could be seen on the
screen. If the image wasn't found again, press PageDown, up to the moment it
is found. This is how a man is looking for the image he needs: if he doesn't
find, he scrolls down again and again, until he finds it.
How to click on the next element in the list?
Suppose, you see a list of elements on the screen, where you have to choose
the elements one by one. As a rule, in such lists the current chosen element
is darker than the others. To choose the next following element, you
should mark the area with the border clear from any text between the chosen
element and the one you want to click on. That would be a narrow square,
which consists of two strips: light and dark. Then, you should edit the corresponding
Pixel Control - define the click coordinates
outside the found square, then the click will be made on the element next to
Deviation in search of a PC. What is it and how is it calculated?
The average deviation in colors per pixel, which is permissible for search of an image. The color of each pixel in
the screen can be presented as 3 constituents: red, green and blue. Each of these constituents has gradation from 0
to 255. For example, the color of a red pixel will contain 255 degrees of the red constituent, 0 degrees of green one
and 0 degrees of blue one. Often images on the screen are presented "one-to-one", i.e. all constituents of the sought
image match the picture displayed on the screen to the accuracy of each color constituent, but there are often cases,
when a picture on the screen is a little different from the sought one, this can happen due to font smoothing,
underlining of separate letters in menu items, dynamic imaging and so on. In such cases even creation of alternative
images will not help. That is why for each area of the screen there is counted deviation of color constituents and
their total number is divided by the number of pixels, which participate in the search – and we get the average
deviation in colors per pixel. If this deviation is not that large, then we may consider the sought image identical
to the image on the screen. By regulating this parameter a user can forcedly set search of absolutely identical image,
by setting 0, which reduces the search time. And if a user sets the value higher than that set on default (15 colors
per pixel), he lets the image found to be much different from that sought. In case the parameter value is set to 100
colors per pixel and more, anything can be displayed on the screen, that is why it is NOT recommended to set this
value higher than 50.
Where is the window "Stop me", the
one that shows the current task progress?
During the search process the window "Stop me" may
cover the image you want to find. That's why
this window ishidden, during the
Can a Record made on one computer be used on another
Yes, you can use it on another computer, but you'll have to
consider lots of things. The versions of the programs you automate should be
the same on these computers, and the folders where these programs are
installed should be identical. Moreover, if you use Pixel Control, some
windows settings should be identical too. In order not to rerecord the whole
task, you can just open each Pixel Control from the table of evens and
change the images.
How to start Replay
from the Desktop or Quick Access Toolbar?
You can do
it with the help of the command line and the bat file. You can always start
the indicated task with this bat file. You can place the bat file wherever
you like: on the desktop or Quick Access Toolbar.
Place the following directions of the command line into a
text file with ".bat" extension:
send the command to stop to be on the safe side
start C:\"Program Files"\AutoClickExtreme\AutoClicker.exe -stop
rem start the replay of the Record we need
start C:\"Program Files"\AutoClickExtreme\AutoClicker.exe -play D:\Arch\aips\autoclicker.aip
rem or start the Playlist
start C:\"Program Files"\AutoClickExtreme\AutoClicker.exe -play D:\Arch\aips\testing.plal
You can also plan the Replay of a task by placing this bat
file into the standard Windows scheduler or into the multifunctional
How to start the Task Manager, if Ctrl+Alt+Del
is not recorded/played correctly?
The Task Manager can be easily started
from Smart Control, Application Control, if you add
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe" there. The Task Manager can't be started
with Record/Play of Ctrl+Alt+Del - that's a peculiarity of Windows.
How to make head or tail in huge Records of 1000
You can put any information you need into the comments in
the professional view of AutoClickExtreme. You can mark key actions there,
the actions that need editing during the next Replay, etc. But the best
way out is to create smaller Records, which correspond to completed
operations and name them more logically. You can start or
link these Records together with the help of Playlist, with the help of
Pixel Control (to start a certain Record when a certain image is found -
that's the simplest way), or through a bat file, as described above.
How not to
get mixed up in a pile of Records?
You can start Records not only through the treelike list of Records, but
also you can place a link to the Record folder in AutoClickExtreme on the Desktop. On default it's "C:\Program Files\AutoClickExtreme\". If
you open this folder in the explorer, you can load it into AutoClickExtreme
with a double click on the Record you need.
What can I do if a Task is Replayed too slowly?
It's always possible to speed up any
task replay. You
should try to organize your scripts so, that AutoClickExtreme worked at the
highest speed. Let Pixel Control wait for the changes on the screen you
need, but in the cases when there is no need in waiting, let the program
Play at the highest speed. If it's still difficult to speed up the work
process, feel free email at
and ask any questions concerning AutoClickExtreme.
How to avoid delays, irregularities of Replay if Alt+Tab is used?
It is strongly recommended to delete all Alt+Tab's from the
table of events. So that they were not recorded, you can swap panels with a
mouse click on the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen. These clicks won't
be recorded at all, as there is no need in them. Alt+Tab's are not important
for AutoClickExtreme either, as it will take in focus the most appropriate
window. Thus, the Record Replay doesn't depend on the window in focus before
What to do if there are problems in
AutoClickExtreme work in any Windows version?
that AutoClickExtreme work is not blocked by your antivirus. (You can check
this by switching off your antivirus. If the program works well, you should
add it to the trusted zone.) There can be another problem - work of some other macro
recorder (auto clicker). Different macro recorders block each
other. If you face some other problem, feel free to email at
What to do, if there are problems in AutoClickExtreme
work in Windows Vista?
The first way out was sent to us
by our user Armen Tsugunyan: "I want to share my experience of dealing with
1. I switched off UNC and rebooted my computer, then I
started the program installation from the name of administrator, though it
was the administrator's account.
2. I didn't switch off my
antivirus, but added the program to the exception.
rebooted my PC and switched on UNC again.
4. And rebooted the computer once again.
result is 100% work of the program."
The second way out was
send to us by another user Gyenadiy from Yelets: "The simplest way out is to
install AutoClickExtreme in any nonsystem folder or put it in another
logical disk, not "C:\Program Files" as it is on default."
About AutoClickExtreme security.
There is NO DANGER in using AutoClickExtreme!
AutoClickExtreme is a secure key logger (the program that collects users'
actions), as it can't transmit information through the Internet or by any
How to hide passwords in the table of events?
So that you passwords were not displayed in the table of
events, you can keep them in "Smart Control" -> "Clipboard Control" and
insert them in your macros by Ctrl+V. Nevertheless, this approach cannot
provide complete security of keeping you password information, if other
people have access to your computer.
The secondary key you buy
will be active without time limit in the program version you've bought. You
can also update the program free of charge up to the version two units
higher than the bought one (for example, if you buy
version 4.70, you can update it free of charge up to version6.70). The secondary key is active only on the computer
where the primary key was generated. But, as a rule, we give the second
secondary key for the computer at work free of charge. After OS
reinstallation the same secondary key is active not depending on the Windows
Hook is not set.
During recording you can do is not recorded.
What could be causing this and how to fix it:
- To solve the problem, try to temporarily
- Try to disable antivirus for a while.
- Some programs built-in protection from keyloggers. In this case we recommend to try the other alternative programs.
- Please report the results either on my email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.