Macro software to use in a background application

January 9, 2017 at 13:50:02
Specs: Windows 7, core I7 / 32gb
I used to have software way back in the day (windows xp) that would allow me to assign a hotkey and then it would perform a macro'd set of keys in a designated window in the background that was not my current window and also would not interfere with my current window. Now to do the same thing I have to alt+tab (or in this case Alt+enter then Alt+tab) to get to the other window then perform the assigned hotkey. Anyone have any Idea either how to do this or software that would give me back this feature?

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#1
January 9, 2017 at 21:00:27
There are several macro programs that can do tasks assigned to specific programs. I had a good one I used in the past but into might take a day or two for me to find it. In the mean time, can you post what program running in the background you want to control?

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#2
January 10, 2017 at 01:57:15
An application can also be written in Excel using VBA to achieve the requirement. You can create your own hotkeys and what action should be performed when these keys are pressed. Excel does not need to be the top active window, it can be minimized or even hidden once you press the 'Start' key.

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#3
January 11, 2017 at 14:13:14
I'll actually be using it for several programs but my company uses a customer management program that will not run in a windowed environment but requires us to track data in a different environment. A lot of people are getting around this by using a second pc but I know I've had software that could do what I needed before. I will also use it at home for gaming.

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