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What are macros?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by GUUNNTTEER, Jan 2, 2017.

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What are Macos? How do I use them and program them?

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  1. 52781

    52781 New Member

    I have a razer deathadder chroma and a Razer Blackwidow Chroma and I have 5 programmable macro keys. The question is how do I program the Macros and what do Macros do???
     
  2. Lafar

    Lafar Well-Known Member

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  3. Savuremue

    Savuremue Active Member

    Macro keys are essencially keys in which can be configured to do a specific thing.

    Like take for example a shooting game, it can be used to shoot for you or take a potion to restore health in a popular mmorpg.
    They are special keys that do what you tell them to do.
     
  4. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    I just answered a poll that suggests macros are macros. What is life?
     
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  5. Savuremue

    Savuremue Active Member

    Team B > A

    he likely has no idea how 2 forums and was confused as to what the pool thing was about.
     
  6. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    To get a little more in-depth than what @Savuremue wrote, macros are like little scripts made up of different keystrokes or key combinations, plus any timings between them.

    For example, a simple macro can be a keypress and button click combination. Let's say shift-click (to choose all of the items in a line between the first item you want to choose and the last item). So the macro itself would be a downpress of the Shift key, followed by a downpress of the left click button, then the release of the left click button, followed by the release of the Shift key, with no delay between any of the presses. Assign that macro to another mouse button, and voila! You get rid of the pesky task of having to use two hands to do a shift-click. This is similar to just assigning a key combination to a mouse button, but using an actual mouse click as a key.

    A more complicated macro would be something timing related for a game. Say there's a game that has you using Ctrl+Shift+Letter to do spells, and you have a favorite combination of spells that you always use in-game, and always in the same order, and the system makes you wait a certain amount of time between spells. You can record a macro in Synapse that does that same combination with the specific timings and then use a single button to play the macro in-game.
     
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  7. bobsquito

    bobsquito New Member

    I just bought a razor blade stealth. I do a lot of work with different currencies which I used to add using the numpad and character codes as I could access a numpad using the fn button on my last laptop. The stealth has no numpad and the windows on screen keyboard doesn't work for a code. As an example the £ symbol is alt then pressing and releasing 0163 on the numpad. Is there a way I can use a macro to either replace a key on the keyboard or be able to program it on a shortcut like alt+fn+4?

    Help is much appreciated as doing a google search for GBP symbol and copying it every time I need it is driving me mental, and I'm not about to start carrying around an external keyboard just so I can type 1 symbol.
     
  8. jthoma17

    jthoma17 Active Member

    what is macro? baby don't nerf me.
     
  9. Savuremue

    Savuremue Active Member

    Short answer: Yes!
    It can even be done without a razer product, guaranteed that you sacrifice a certain key or key combination for it.

    No more! >:v
     
  10. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    If you use an external keyboard ONCE and record that £ key into Synapse as a single-keypress macro, that should work. You can assign it anywhere you like. You DO have to find a way to record it, though, and that's why having an external keyboard that one time comes in.

    By the way, does Alt+3 on the top number row not work to show £?
     
  11. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Wait guys, I missed the joke. Please explain. Halp 006.gif
     
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  12. bobsquito

    bobsquito New Member

    hmmm I will have to try and get hold of an external keyboard.
    Alt+3 doesn't work, I also did a google search for other ways and none of them worked either. It's frustrating that I can't just paste it in. I can't be the first person with a US razor keyboard trying to type a £ symbol.
     
  13. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    CAN you set your keyboard type to another region? Mind you, I'm doing everything off a Mac and have all of these options on Mac OS, where I can do all the things I'm describing, even with my BWCS.
     
  14. bobsquito

    bobsquito New Member

    Yes you can set it to another language but all that is recorded is the key sequence that is pressed, not the character produced, so once the language changes back then the character produced also changes. I think using an external keyboard would work but as I don't have one it was easier to use the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator to change the tilda to a £ and install it as a new keyboard layout. Now I can't type a tilda but that key is over rated anyway.
     
  15. GreenChris90

    GreenChris90 Active Member

    In order to properly rush b, you need macros.
    I'd never be able to type all of this without macros
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  16. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I'm going to say, "Yes, yes you did." LOL
    btw guys, that was definitely funny. I laughed. :big_grin_:

    And @greenchris90 - really not necessary.
     
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  17. XiisGM

    XiisGM New Member

    I have macros for many different games, they're very useful. They simply allow you to do a set amount of keystrokes/commands really fast.
     
  18. Savuremue

    Savuremue Active Member

    it is a reference 2 a song :v
    yeah, depending on which OS you are running it is sort of a definition you set whenever.
    On fresh installs it also asks which language your keyboard is for.
     
  19. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    Yeah, that can 100% be typed without using macros.
     
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