Can multiple items added serve as a single trigger for Folder actions?

I am trying to create a macro to monitor my Downloads folder for new files and I am using the Folder trigger.
Can multiple files added to the folder within a short timeframe trigger the macro only once instead of multiple times?


You could do something like this:

  • Semaphore Lock Downloads
  • Set Variable All Files to %Variable%All Files%%TriggerValue%%Return%
  • Semaphore Unlock Downloads
  • Pause 30 seconds
  • Semaphore Lock Downloads
  • For Each variable File in lines of variable All Files
    • Do stuff
  • Set Variable All Files to “”
  • Semaphore Unlock Downloads

That will defer processing until 30 seconds after the first change, and then will process all the changes.

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