Along the same lines - I have noticed this bug, but was also wondering about the possibility of adding a "Subtitle" to the 'Display Progress' action like with the 'Notification' action. I could put additional information in the Title, but depending on the length it gets cut off. This is probably a personal preference - to have the Subtitle, just figured I'd make the suggestion.
Aside from the issue with not displaying a variable name, I'm not clear how to use this new feature. Can someone point me in right direction?
As background, I've always used version 9 regular notifications to monitor a loop counter in a macro. I have a variable called "increment" which increments by 1. Every time it increments, I have the variable value appear in a notification. With several seconds pauses between increments, there's plenty of time to see the notification.
With the new progress bar, I'm not sure how to use it. I see it defaults to '50'. Is that 50%? if so, 50% of what? Do I put the progress bar in the increment loop I mentioned earlier? What is it measuring? If I have it as part of a repeat loop, shouldn't there be a way to indicate the upper value so it knows what percentage of the variable has been reached?
Here's another issue. I used the command "Cancel all Macros", when the progress bar didn't do what I expected. The macro cancelled, but the window with the progress bar remained on the screen. Shouldn't it disappear when the macro is cancelled or do I need to explicitly somehow tell KM to close the notification?
I'm excited about the new version 10. But it's a new learning curve regarding new features.
I think the way to use it is to put it at points in your Macro and set a percentage to what you would guess. So... if I had 3 points in the Macro I wanted to report on I would put the first one at 33%, the second at 66% and the last at 100%.
The percentage is just visually what you want to show for the bar when it is called.
When each of these points is reached the Progress Bar is fired and it closes the previous Progress Bar.
I tried the same thing at first, but a further reading of the instructions says that once the progress bar is 100% it will auto-close. And this is true. So, for the last steps I think you would actually use 99% then a pause Action (so you can see the bar reach the end) then 100% to close the Progress Bar.
I think I got it. Martin's macro example was extremely helpful and, as recommended by Zabobon, I have added to my "cancel macro" a command to set the progress window to 100. Works well. Thank you, guys!
I think part of what threw me initially is that the default value of "50" is in an entry field that looks too small to enter your own variable or anything more than two characters. But I see that I can paste a variable, per Martin's example, in that field.