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Feedback - Take the iMacros Add-on(s) Survey!

by chivracq on Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:58 am

Hum..., I received a very interesting and promising I hope! E-mail yesterday about a Survey on the 3 iMacros Add-ons where I could provide my Feedback and mention some EnhReq's. These are the Answers I gave:
EDIT: I'm adding New EnhReq's to my "original" List in this same Post to keep the List a bit "central"...

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And now about the future....
4. If you have to explain iMacros to a friend, what would you say is the best part of iMacros?
- Web-Automation, everything you do with Click-Click-Click, Select Copy&Paste, Save, Navigation can be automated with iMacros.

- (Choose iMacros for FF and it's Free.)

- Very easy to use.

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5. If you have to explain iMacros to a friend, what would you say is the worst part of iMacros?
- Avoid iMacros for CR, it's the little "Brother" of FF and IE and many Commands are not implemented, and it is pretty Buggy.

- No Version for Opera.

- Pale Moon not supported anymore from v8.8.3+ for FF which is a pity as PM is 30% more performant than pure FF, without FF Memory Leaks.

- Wonderful Product, but EnhReq's practically never get implemented.

- TechSupport should/could come a little bit more often to answer a few Threads on the Forum.

- AlertFox is not Free (anymore...?).

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6. Last but not least, are there any feature(s) would you like us to add in 2016? :-)
Yes of course, but I've been asking for so long already...!
I mainly use iMacros for FF:

-01- Re-add Support for Pale Moon. (Doesn't work anymore since v8.8.3, have to stick to v8.8.2.)

-02- Correct the few Blocking Bugs for the EVENT Mode. (+ Documentation on Wiki is very poor. EDIT: Wiki greatly improved...!)
=> viewtopic.php?f=11&t=21494&hilit=EVENT+Mode+Feedback#p54018

-03- Add Access to '!LOOP_MAX' (SET + GET) Built-in Var.
=> viewtopic.php?f=11&t=22014&p=66573&hilit=%21LOOP_MAX#p55549

-04- Add '!FOLDER_DOWNLOADS' + 'FOLDER_MACROS' Built-in Vars like we have for '!FOLDER_DATASOURCE(S)' (the missing 'S' is a bit confusing btw...).
=> viewtopic.php?f=11&t=26523&start=15#p70424 (Idea is from Tom...!)
[STATUS]: Implemented in iMB v11.5 (Octb 2016).

-05- Improve 'PROMPT' with extra Parameter:
=> viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21976&hilit=conditional+prompt#p63953

-06- Implement DS Mode for FF.

-07- Implement (New in iMacros for CR v8.4.4) 'TAG SELECTOR' Mode for FF as well.'

-08- Add an 'EXTRACT' Recording Mode (based on 'TAG' Mode).
=> viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25807#p70393

-09- Add 'iimDisplay()' Command to pure '.iim'.
=> viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25807&p=67840#p69714

-10- Implement some "simple" Conditional Behaviour (IF/ELSE/THEN) to pure '.iim'.

-11- Implement GOTO within '.iim'.

-12- Add Multiline/Section Comment in '.iim'.

-13- Allow (Limited) Free Access to AlertFox.

-14- Implement a "Super" Built-in Var that could contain Commands like 'OPEN' / 'CLOSE' / 'REFRESH' / 'CLEAR' / etc and other (Built-in) Vars like for example in '{{!COL{{!LOOP}}}}'.

-15- Automatically reset 'FILTER' to "OFF" at the End of a Macro.

-16- Add '{{!CLIPBOARD}}' Support for iMacros for CR.

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Opening a Thread with my Answers on the Forum that I will update if I think of other things (or get some interesting Ideas from other Users, ah-ah...!)...!:
- Feedback - Take the iMacros Add-on(s) Survey! (This Current Thread...!)
Last edited by chivracq on Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:56 am, edited 8 times in total.
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Re: Feedback - Take the iMacros Add-on(s) Survey!

by chivracq on Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:43 am

Hum, nearly 1 month later, time to bump this Thread again, I would think, I'm a bit surprised and maybe disappointed that nobody jumped into it to add some more Feedback/EnhReq's, even if it got 42 Views in Total...

I won't be able to make anything change and improve if nobody is supporting me a bit...!! TechSupport and Dev only go by the Numbers, the more Users want stg / are impacted, the better we make a Chance to see stg implemented.

I include some kind of Template of the Survey, if other Users were kind enough to want to fill it and/or post their Answers if they received the Survey by Mail like I did...!

Code: Select all
And now about the future....
[b]4. If you have to explain iMacros to a friend, what would you say is the best part of iMacros?[/b]


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[b]5. If you have to explain iMacros to a friend, what would you say is the worst part of iMacros?[/b]


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[b]6. Last but not least, are there any feature(s) would you like us to add in 2016? :-)[/b]



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Reason I was coming to bump this Thread: We have in this Thread a User asking for some more reporting Capabilities for iMacros, and who would probably profit from 'iimDisplay()' in '.iim' Scripts:
- How can I share test results?
- (F)CIM = (Full) Config Info Missing: iMacros + Browser + OS with all Versions...
- I usually don't even read the Question if that (required) Info is not mentioned...
- Script & URL usually help a lot for a more "educated" Help...
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Re: Feedback - Take the iMacros Add-on(s) Survey!

by chivracq on Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:47 am

Tja...!, always looking for good Reasons to bump this Thread, oops...! :oops:
Got one, youpidoo...!:

Some User in the following Thread who has to stick to IE because 'PRINT' and 'ONPRINT' are only implemented in iMacros for IE and iMB and would benefit if those useful Commands could be implemented in iMacros for FF (+ CR)...:
- iMacros doesn't record on IE

Possible Workaround (on FF) mentioned by the User is to use some (FF Add-on...?) called "AttendPrint"...

(The whole Thread I refer to is interesting btw for TechSup/Dev as it deals with some some External (so-called "Security") Add-on on IE which is able to prevent Recording on a specific Site (+ Replay when Macro is accessing a DataSource), FF not impacted, iMB probably same as IE...).
- (F)CIM = (Full) Config Info Missing: iMacros + Browser + OS with all Versions...
- I usually don't even read the Question if that (required) Info is not mentioned...
- Script & URL usually help a lot for a more "educated" Help...
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Re: Feedback - Take the iMacros Add-on(s) Survey!

by les_stockton on Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:02 am

chivracq wrote:6. Last but not least, are there any feature(s) would you like us to add in 2016? :-)
Yes of course, but I've been asking for so long already...!
I mainly use iMacros for FF:

- Re-add Support for Pale Moon. (Doesn't work anymore since v8.8.3, have to stick to v8.8.2.)

- Correct the few Blocking Bugs for the EVENT Mode. (Documentation on Wiki is very poor.)
=> viewtopic.php?f=11&t=21494&hilit=EVENT+Mode+Feedback#p54018

- Add Access to '!LOOP_MAX' (SET + GET) Built-in Var.
=> viewtopic.php?f=11&t=22014&p=66573&hilit=%21LOOP_MAX#p55549

- Improve 'PROMPT' with extra Parameter:
=> viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21976&hilit=conditional+prompt#p63953

- Implement DS Mode for FF.

- Add 'iimDisplay()' Command to pure '.iim'.

- Implement some "simple" Conditional Behaviour (IF/ELSE/THEN) to pure '.iim'.

- Implement GOTO within '.iim'.

- Add Multiline/Section Comment in '.iim'.

- Allow (Limited) Free Access to AlertFox.

- Implement a "Super" Built-in Var that could contain Commands like 'OPEN' / 'CLOSE' / 'REFRESH' / 'CLEAR' / etc and other (Built-in) Vars like for example in '{{!COL{{!LOOP}}}}'.

- Automatically reset 'FILTER' to "OFF" at the End of a Macro.

Opening a Thread with my Answers on the Forum that I will update if I think of other things...!:
- Feedback - Take the iMacros Add-on(s) Survey! (This Current Thread...!)


6. I'd like the ability to have a command in imacros to write messages into the imacros tray within the browser (the same functionality that is provided from javascript when calling iimDisplay() ).
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Re: Feedback - Take the iMacros Add-on(s) Survey!

by chivracq on Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:25 am

les_stockton wrote:
chivracq wrote:6. Last but not least, are there any feature(s) would you like us to add in 2016? :-)

- Add 'iimDisplay()' Command to pure '.iim'.


6. I'd like the ability to have a command in imacros to write messages into the imacros tray within the browser (the same functionality that is provided from javascript when calling iimDisplay() ).


Yep, very good...!!

Related Thread from @les_stockton where I mentioned about 8-10 Alternatives as possible Workarounds to palliate the lack of 'iimDisplay()' in pure '.iim':
- Re: display?

But much easier would be if we could use any of the following Syntaxes in '.iim' Macros:
Code: Select all
SET Msg_to_display "Message to display...!"
ADD Msg_to_display <BR>Next<SP>Line...!

URL GOTO=javascript:iimDisplay(\"Test\")
URL GOTO=javascript:iimDisplay('Test')
URL GOTO=javascript:iimDisplay('{{Msg_to_display}}')

iimDisplay("Test")
iimDisplay({{Msg_to_display}})

SET !iimDISPLAY "Test"
SET !iimDISPLAY {{Msg_to_display}}
Last edited by Tom, Tech Support on Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:36 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Logged as feature request IMAC-1876
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Re: Feedback - Take the iMacros Add-on(s) Survey!

by chivracq on Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:43 am

A few other EnhReq's, coming from this Thread about removing the X/Y CLICK Mode, ah-ah...!!:

[EnhReq]:
Another "Great Idea" of mine, ah-ah...!!, if it (concerning the X/Y CLICK Mode being removed/deprecated from iMacros for FF v9.0.3) is really going to disappear from the Record Options, would be to replace it by an extra Option for the 'TAG' Mode to automatically record 'EXTRACT=TXT' (with a Toggle ON/OFF for Links & Buttons) + extra Attention/easy Mechanism for DDLB's and Tables/Rows/Columns...
That would position iMacros as an easy to use and powerful Data Extraction Tool, ah-ah...!! :idea:

Adding the EXTRACT Functionality to the EVENT Mode would be very handy as well... :idea:
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Re: Feedback - Take the iMacros Add-on(s) Survey!

by chivracq on Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:37 pm

Well-well-well, iMB v11.5 got released last week and a few EnhReq's have been implemented:

Version 11.5, Released October 13, 2016

Download page: http://imacros.net/download

- New: Selenium Integration. iMacros Editor can now export iMacros macros to Java Selenium WebDriver code. Use any iMacros (for Chrome, for Firefox, for Internet Explorer, or iMacros Browser) to record elements on a webpage and export the commands to Java Selenium code directly from the iMacros Editor.
- Added: ability to change the iMacros browser emulation on the UI in iMacros Browser. Show emulation mode on status bar and troubleshooting form. Added methods to do the same in the iMacros Component, GetBrowserEmulationMode() and SetBrowserEmulationMode(), as well their use is shown in the C# sample code.
- Added: variable !HTTP_ERRORCODE to retrieve last navigation error >= 400 (HTTP errors)
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- Added: command line parameter -title to change window title of iMacros Browser and iMacros for IE (imacros.sidebar.exe). Use Keyword #PID# to set the title (from command line or iimOpen) as "iMacros PID:<pid>", where <pid> is the current process Id. Use variable !WINDOW_TITLE to set title from macro (no read access!). Use iimSetWindowTitle to change window title at any time between playbacks from scr. interface.
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- Added: remaining !FOLDER_XXX variables. !FOLDER_DATASOURCE (read/write), !FOLDER_DOWNLOAD (read/write), !FOLDER_MACROS (read-only), !FOLDER_LOG (read/write). The variable is overwritten only during the macro runtime.
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- Added: scripting interface support for Firefox 64-bit and Chrome 64-bit
- Improved: demo macros and example scripts, including a Powershell example script.
- Fixed: Download not being handled when iMacros browser doesn't have focus.
- Fixed: Some elements of the Kendo UI (web library) not working with the iMacros browser. Needs registry setting SetPointerEventNull to turn feature on.
- Fixed: EVENT command does not scroll to the found object. Set element coordinates after localizing the element via EVENT, to allow using !TAGX and !TAGY with EVENT as well.
- Fixed: Respect !ERRORIGNORE when throwing NoDialogHandler=1450. Don't stop macro, but write message in log file.


Yep, WindowTitle ('!WINDOW_TITLE') was a from-a-long-time-ago EnhReq, useful for Users running several Macros at the same time in different Profiles...!

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Tom's EnhReq about all Folders got implemented, very good...!
(Hum, even if they didn't pay attention to my "Remarks" about the precise Terms, so it's now a bit of a mess between singular/plural and they don't match exactly the Names of the Folders, but OK, the Vars exist now...):
-04- Add '!FOLDER_DOWNLOADS' + 'FOLDER_MACROS' Built-in Vars like we have for '!FOLDER_DATASOURCE(S)' (the missing 'S' is a bit confusing btw...).
=> viewtopic.php?f=11&t=26523&start=15#p70424 (Idea is from Tom...!)
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Re: Feedback - Take the iMacros Add-on(s) Survey!

by zirjeo on Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:03 pm

I second the requests mentioned above.
WIndows 10, IE11, VERSION BUILD=11.5.498.2403
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Re: Feedback - Take the iMacros Add-on(s) Survey!

by zirjeo on Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:10 pm

Also would like to add this request...

to skip a line, be able to place a ' in front of a line to comment it out. For example below a conditional to only open tab if length is 1 or less...
SET !VAR1 EVAL("var s='{{!EXTRACT}}'; if(s.length > 1){var x=\" ' \";}else{var x=\"\";};")
{{!VAR1}} TAB OPEN
WIndows 10, IE11, VERSION BUILD=11.5.498.2403
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Re: Feedback - Take the iMacros Add-on(s) Survey!

by chivracq on Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:59 pm

zirjeo wrote:I second the requests mentioned above.

Thanks for your "Support" and bumping the Thread...! :D

Related Thread:
- Conditional execution of a line
(=> Related more specifically to my EnhReq Nb_14 about a "Super" Built-in Var for a "Conditional" 'TAB OPEN' / 'TAB CLOSE'...)

zirjeo wrote:Also would like to add this request...

to skip a line, be able to place a ' in front of a line to comment it out. For example below a conditional to only open tab if length is 1 or less...
SET !VAR1 EVAL("var s='{{!EXTRACT}}'; if(s.length > 1){var x=\" ' \";}else{var x=\"\";};")
{{!VAR1}} TAB OPEN

The "Conditional Comment" could also be "covered" by "my" "Super" Built-in Var...! :D
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