How to Record Macros in Windows 10

We previously discussed How To Record a Screencast in Windows 10. A macro is something similar, except it also records the sequence of selected options as well. Thus, if you adjust some system settings in Windows when it’s recording; you can then play the macro back again to adjust the settings as selected. A few office suites include macros, and you can also record macros in Windows 10 with TinyTask.

First, head over to the TinyTask page on Softpedia to add it to Windows 10. Press the DOWNLOAD NOW button there to add the software to Windows. There’s no setup wizard for this package, and you can click the tinytask exe to open the program as below.

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The TinyTask toolbar has a few options. First, record a macro with it. As an example, record a macro that switches your desktop theme to an alternative one by pressing the Rec button on the toolbar.

So right-click the desktop, click Personalize > Themes > Theme settings and then select a new theme. That will switch the theme, and then you can stop recording the macro by pressing the Rec button again. Revert back to your original theme, and then press the Play button on the toolbar to play your macro. It will switch the theme to the one selected when you recorded the macro.

Next, press the Compile button and a folder to save it to. Press the Save button to save the macro. The small window shown below then opens.

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Having saved the macro, you can now reopen and play it back many times after recording other macros. Press the Open button on the toolbar and then select the saved theme to play back. Press the Play button on toolbar to play it.

Press the Options button on the TinyTask toolbar to open a submenu with some extra settings on it as below. There you can adjust the macro’s speed and further configure the hotkeys. Select Recording Hotkey or Playback Hotkey to select alternative keyboard shortcuts for those options.

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A macro recording tool is one of those things that should already be included in Windows. With TinyTask you can now record macros in Windows 10 much the same as office suites. The macros can come in handy for quickly opening multiple software packages. 

Posted by Matthew on April 20, 2016

5 thoughts on “How to Record Macros in Windows 10”

Tony Delcavo

December 4, 2016 at 2:29 pm

How do start Tiny task? There is no icon on my toolbar or desktop
thanks

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Matthew

December 5, 2016 at 5:22 am

Well, you should be able to run it by clicking the Tiny Task exe in the folder you saved it to.

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Zocolo

December 30, 2016 at 5:47 pm

This one is absolute junk… Maybe for very small tasks… But it gets the placement wrong almost everytime, and starts clicking int the wrong place!!

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Tom Verkaaik

January 20, 2017 at 7:46 pm

No Way to edit the macro?

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Kevin

March 20, 2017 at 6:12 am

Thanks for the tip, it works very well for those inconvenient settings changes that I need to do often.
One problem is that when playing back “Fast” it doesn’t seem to register checkbox status changes, and so it has to be run at “Normal” speed. Other than that it’s excellent.

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