Schedule Mouse Click(s) with Task Scheduler

In order to schedule Mouse Clicking you would need a Software that can do Mouse Clicks and Windows Task Scheduler. There are basically two steps in scheduling Mouse Click(s) to run at a later date / time at times supported by Windows Task Scheduler such as Daily, Weekly, Monthly, One Time, etc. This Tutorial displays the steps required by presenting appropriate screenshots and related information. Yes you would need appropriate access to schedule tasks and of-course appropriate plan where you want the mouse cursor to click.

Desktop Shortcut of Mouse Automation Script

Desktop Shortcut of Mouse Automation Script

Mouse & Keyboard Automation Software titled  MurGee Auto Mouse Clicker is used in this tutorial. This Automation Software allows you group and save mouse clicks to a file with extension .mcs . Once you have created the .mcs file, you can double click on it to launch it and the stored Mouse Clicks will start executing. While the Mouse Clicking is being done automatically, you will find an extra System Tray Icon (Similar to the Desktop Shortcut Icon displayed above in the screenshot) indicating that the Automated Mouse Clicks are being executed. In order to find more about this Mouse Automation Software, do visit the Auto Mouse Clicker homepage.

Once you have stored your mouse click(s) in a .mcs file, tested it appropriately, now it’s the time to launch Windows Task Scheduler. There are multiple ways to launch Task Scheduler and you can select any way according to your operating system and personal choice. Given below are the ways to launch Task Scheduler on Windows 8 and depending on whether you are using Windows 7, Vista or other Microsoft Windows Operating System, your way to launch Task Scheduler can be little different.

  • Create a Desktop Shortcut pointing to Taskschd.msc . No need to worry about the actual location of Taskschd.msc file.
  • Open Command Prompt, Enter Taskschd.msc and press Enter to Launch Task Scheduler.
  • Open Control Panel and Search for Schedule and Control Panel will display you the Icon to launch Scheduled Task and create new Tasks in Task Scheduler as displayed in the screenshot below.
  • Open Task Scheduler from Control Panel

    Search for Schedule in Control Panel to Open Task Scheduler

    You can also navigate to Administrative Tools and Look for Schedule Tasks Icon to Open Task Scheduler.

    Once you have Task Scheduler Open, you are almost ready to schedule Mouse Clicks with the .mcs file created in the steps above. Locate and Click on the Text labelled Create a Basic Task as displayed below which opens up a wizard prompting how and when you want the new scheduled task to be executed.

    Create Basic Task in Windows Task Scheduler

    Create Basic Task in Windows Task Scheduler

    The Task Scheduler prompts for a Task Name, Description, Interval and when it asks you to Enter the Program Name to be Started, enter the file path of the Mouse Automation Script. In case you have stored the Automation Script in a Path which has spaces in it, enclose the full file path of the .mcs file with double quotes as displayed below.

    Start a Program with Windows Task Scheduler

    Start a Program with Windows Task Scheduler

    Complete the Task Scheduler Wizard Steps and at the scheduled time, your Scheduled Mouse Clicks will be executed. As said above when the automation script is running, an icon in system tray indicates that the script is running. One important thing to remember here is that the .mcs file containing does not have mind of it’s own and it will do whatever you have asked it to do. You must test the automation script first without Task Scheduler and then with Task Scheduler to finally deploy the script to action for actual usage.