Welcome, troops, to the final stage of your lock-step macro training. This phase is when you will learn all about modifier keys. I had planned to include conditionals in the Run Phase, but that subject will necessitate its own series of posts, so look for that in the future. From here on out, Macro Anatomy
will focus more on macro development and specific macros rather than teaching you the basics. In case you missed out on the basics, go check out my Macro Primer
, then you can graduate to the Crawl
phases of macro development.
As I said, we'll be taking a look at modifier key, which can extend the functionality of your macros, as well as helping to cut back
on how many buttons you are using on your action bar.
Modifier keys allow you to change
the behavior of a macro when pressing one of three keys. The keys available for use as modifier keys are:
- Shift (shift)
- Control (ctrl)
- Alt (alt)
Keep reading to find out how to use these three modifier keys.