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Does anything work better than iMacros?

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  1. BeerMe

    BeerMe Registered Member

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    I use iMacros to do several different tasks in Firefox. I notice that it can be quite quirky at times. Is there anything out there that does the same thing?
     
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    Quirky how? :)
    I think the Firefox addon is pretty good. It's the standalone iMacros browser, which can be buggy sometimes.

    I don't think that there's anything like it, at least not as a browser addon.
    If you want something better, i think you need to learn a programming language or use something like Ubot Studio, Zennoposter.
    Maybe you want to take a look at Sikuli too.
     
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    I have heard alternatives like auto it
     
  4. BeerMe

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    I'm trying to automate a task that appears to be inside a frame. I can't get it to work due to the frame or something. I'm not a designer and I don't know what the page is. I just know that the iMacros doesn't pickup properly what's in the frame or whatever it is.
     
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    I see, that happens sometimes. Have you tried to change the default recording mode to event recording or x/y position recording?
     
  6. BeerMe

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    That does seem to help some. Another problem is, it seems to get hung up on the fact that it has to wait for the server to do a task. The button only appears to be clicked on once the task is completed.
     
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    I do apologize for the intrusion, but this is probably the type of response you’ve been searching for…

    I’m not a coder or designer, I use a completely free and open source program called, BrowserAutomationStudioDOTCom. It’s like using Ubot but it’s free. The instructions are one page and that’s it.

    You can create multiple threads and browsers for different instances of Firefox and use different proxies, again everything is somewhat similar to ubot. Take Care.
     
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    By default the macro waits until the page is fully loaded and just after that continues to the next step. If you don't want to wait until the page is fully loaded, you can try adjusting, lowering the timeout with the TIMEOUT or TIMEOUT_STEP command, there's no guarantee that it will solve the hanging issue though and maybe it won't work at all with a lower than default timeout setting.
     
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    I noticed that it loves to throw random errors sometimes so I always use the SET !ERRORIGNORE YES line at the start for most of the scripts,this is perfect if you want to just keep looping simple repetitive task
     
  10. BeerMe

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    Thanks for your help. I've played around with it quite a bit and still can't get it to work. I don't know what the problem is.