PTFB Pro


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

Version:
4.6
File Size:
7.18MB
Date Added:
June 11, 2013
Price:
Free to try; Single License (30-day trial); $39.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
23,278
Downloads Last Week:
10
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    2.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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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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