Product Support: Mice

How do I record macros using the Macro Record button on my mouse?

If your mouse has a Macro Record button, you can record macros while you are running a program or playing a game. You can edit these macros later using the Macro Editor in Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center.

Note

You cannot capture mouse movement or actions performed through macros reassigned to a button/key.

Record a macro

  1. Start the application or game where you want to record the macro.
  2. Press the Macro Record button on the mouse. The Macro Record button will change to a steady glow. The LCD on the mouse will display the Press Target Mouse Button icon.
  3. Press the mouse button to which you will assign the macro. The Macro Record button will blink. The mouse LCD will display the Recording Now icon.
  4. Perform the actions you want to record. The Macro Recorder will capture events such as keystrokes, mouse clicks, and delays between actions. It will not capture mouse movement or macros assigned to reassignable keys. The Macro Record button will blink while you are recording your macro.
  5. When you have finished recording your macro, press the Macro Record button again. The macro will be saved and the Macro Record button and LCD will turn off.

Notes

  • If no keystrokes or mouse clicks are detected for 60 seconds, macro recording will stop. To record longer delays, edit the macro in the Macro Editor. See Insert special keys in your macro to find out more about inserting time delays and other special keystrokes.
  • You cannot assign macros to the primary click button, or the DPI On-the-fly buttons, the Quick Launch button, or the Macro Record button itself.

Edit a macro

  1. Click the button or key you’ve configured to run the macro.
  2. From the list of macros display under Macro, select the one you want to edit.
  3. Click Edit to open the Editor.
  4. Make the changes you want.
  5. Click Back to save the macro and return to the previous screen.

Play a macro

  • Press the button or key assigned to play the macro.

Cancel a macro during playback

  • Press the button or key assigned to the macro again, or start another macro.

Toggle a repeating macro

  1. After you enable Macro Repeat for a macro, press the key assigned to the macro to start it.
  2. Press the key again to stop the macro from repeating.
    Or, to stop the repeating macro and start another macro, press the button or key assigned to the other macro.

Use “press and hold” for a repeating macro

  1. After you enable Macro Repeat for a macro, press and hold the key assigned to the macro to start it.
  2. Release the key to stop the macro from repeating.