PTFB Pro

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7.2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    23,560
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try; Single License (30-day trial); $39.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    7.17MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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We appreciate how programs use dialog boxes to make sure we really, really want to delete that file or reformat that drive. Even so, most of the time, dialogs are a pain. They're always asking the same questions, getting the same answers. Luckily, there's PTFB (Push The Freakin' Button) Pro, a simple but fiendishly useful little macro program. Tell it which dialogs to watch out for and which buttons to push when they appear. Next time one does, PTFB Pro, well, pushes the freakin' button. PTFB Pro provides several fine-tuning options, including a delay setting for older PCs and slow-responding applications. Advanced users can record and edit sophisticated macros. You can even set PTFB Pro to start or not start macros depending on the hour and the day (though we can hardly think of any application for this feature). All in all, PTFB Pro can save a lot of time and annoyance for people who live on their PCs.
 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"A definite keeper!"

June 20, 2013  |  By Legacoid

 |  Version: PTFB Pro 4.6

Pros

The most reliable of the tools I've tried. Using it currently at work to keep things running smoothly during holidays but it's also proving useful on my main PC. Works well with the general office apps I use, no problems with Excel here. Support is good, I got completely stuck with one macro but the support guy helped me get it working.

Cons

Quite a few macros need small tweaks to get them working 100%; I usually end up needing to reduce the playback speed a little. Took me a while to work out how to define a hotkey to run a macro.

Summary

Some tasks are done very easily while for others there's a bit of a learning curve, but hang in there because it's worth it.

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1 stars

"Doesn't really work"

June 11, 2013  |  By Average_Jo

 |  Version: PTFB Pro 4.6

Pros

Great idea. It sort of works, allowing changes of file extensions in Windows 7 for instance, suppressing the annoying "Do you really wanna?" prompt.

Cons

Macro recording with Excel windows doesn't work at all--consistently causes PTFB to crash. Worse, PTFB induces a bug which causes selected items (both in Excel and in file directories) to remain highlighted even after something else is selected. Copy, paste ceases to function properly because you can't select things. Only way to fix it is to reboot--shutting down PTFB doesn't kill the bug.

Summary

Not even close to ready for prime time. Sad, because it showed such promise in killing off annoying make-work Microsoft prompts.

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1 stars

"Not what it's supposed to be"

January 16, 2013  |  By GoTexan

 |  Version: PTFB Pro 4.5.1

Pros

Good for easy one click commands or to dismiss or answer 'ok' to pop-ups

Cons

Not good for multiple commands
support is limited

Summary

It's possible it could work for many more people with the right support. I would use this product and rate it much higher if they would agree to phone support or screen sharing to help with executing multiple commands.

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5 stars

"it works, quick and easy!"

May 24, 2011  |  By helmuthrepair

 |  Version: PTFB Pro 4.1.4

Pros

huge time saver, easy to use

Cons

it doesn't tie my shoes

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5 stars

"Amazing tool; very flexible; can't do without it!"

October 15, 2008  |  By convextech

 |  Version: PTFB Pro 3.5.1.1

Pros

flexibility and speed

Cons

nothing bad to report

Summary

I use this a lot because I have software that requires human intervention and I believe in automation. This tool has sped up my production by 500%, no kidding.

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5 stars

"Works great for any repetetive task!"

November 16, 2005  |  By pullusaquila

 |  Version: Push the Freakin Button (PTFB) Pro 2.4.4

Pros

This is an awesome download. I never tried a form, but I'm sure it would work great. I actually used this to vote for myself over and over in a poll (nothing important or official though ;-)

lol...

It has a great name too- you just can't beat this overall.

Cons

I saw none...

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4 stars

"AMAZING!"

August 16, 2005  |  By accelle

 |  Version: PTFBPro 2.4.2

Pros

complete forms quickly without a hassle

Cons

its just a trial

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Technology Lighthouse
Publisher web site http://www.tlhouse.co.uk
Release Date July 10, 2015
Date Added July 10, 2015
Version 4.7.2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.17MB
File Name ptfbsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,560
Downloads Last Week 9
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.99

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