Click Off is a lightweight Windows application that can be used to automate a few tasks in Windows. Its three main functions are to automatically click a button, to automatically close a window and to automatically fill in text in a form.
The keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-d plays a big role in this regard, as it is used to add a new entry to the program that you want automated.
To do so, you move the mouse cursor over a button or window and use the hotkey afterwards to add a new entry to the program.
This can be useful for a variety of applications. You can add entries to close error messages or browser popups automatically from that moment on, maximize windows, or click on buttons on web pages.
Automatically adding text to a form on the other hand requires some additional work. Pressing the keyboard shortcut while hovering the mouse over the text field will add it to the program's list of items. A double-click on the entry will provide options to enter the desired text to the form so that it can be re-entered automatically whenever the need arises.
Update: The most recent version of the application introduces several new features of interest. It displays the open windows for example so that you can select the desired one easily this way.
Please note that the program does not work with all program windows, buttons or forms. This is usually the case if the button or text field have not been created from the windows standard libraries. There is unfortunately no fix for that.
It is furthermore possible to change the keyboard shortcut, check interval (default 100ms), and log file location to create a log of all actions.
Clickoff uses roughly 5 Megabytes of computer memory. There is no information about system compatibility. It ran fine on a Windows XP Service Pack 3 test system and a PC running Windows 7 64-bit.
The program itself is available with a German and English interface.Advertisement
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