Q: Macro Toolworks (Perfect Keyboard) Window is not showing up on the screen!?

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Petr
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Q: Macro Toolworks (Perfect Keyboard) Window is not showing up on the screen!?

Post by Petr » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:12 am

Q: Macro Toolworks (Perfect Keyboard) Window is not showing up on the screen!?

A: One possibility is that the window is showing on other monitor (that can be actually turned off) if you have multiple monitors set up.

If this is not the case then you might want to try this:

1. Right-click on the Macro Toolworks (Perfect Keyboard) Windows tray (notification area) icon and on the menu shown click "Main Window".
2. Now you should see at least the the program button in the Windows Task bar. If not, then repeat once again.
3. Now hit "Alt+space bar" key combination on the keyboard.
3. A menu should show up.
4. You can either select "Maximize" and the program window should show up maximized

or

you can hit "Move" and then move your mouse. At this point you should see the program window moving around the mouse cursor. Mouse click release the window on the current position.

sdgates
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Re: Q: Macro Toolworks (Perfect Keyboard) Window is not showing up on the screen!?

Post by sdgates » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:56 pm

These steps didn't help me. It could be due to a number of things - such as my password manager or the update version my Windows 10 is on (- subject to change daily).

On my system, once run, the program icon appears in the taskbar as expected. In Windows 10, active programs (pinned or not) show up with a blue underline. When I minimize Macro Toolworks, the icon is still there (because I have it pinned there) but the blue line disappears - indicating that it is no longer active. Except that it IS active. And the macro's still work when triggered.

A good work-around, however, is to simply make the icon visible in the Windows notification tray area (by the clock). Then whenever I need to get to pop up the program to create or edit a macro, I just click or right-click on the icon (in the Windows tray notification area). Usually a left-click works, but if a right click is necessary, select "Main Window" and the program pops up.

I actually un-pinned the program from my task bar. Having it pinned serves no useful purpose since I have Macro Toolworks set to start automatically with the computer boots up. And if, for some reason, it didn't start on boot-up, it is available in the Windows 10 Start Menu.

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