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How to stop a Windower macro
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By Aelogis 2013-08-13 12:22:58
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How do I stop a Windower macro? I've accidentally hit my 12 hour healing skill up macro when I don't want to skill up my healing. Is there some command I can do to cancel it?
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By Sylph.Hitetsu 2013-08-13 12:26:27
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//quit

or /logout, but I don't know if that will help when you log back in :D
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By Ragnarok.Sekundes 2013-08-13 12:31:55
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Don't use skill up scripts, use skill up XML's that have cycles that can be stopped. fail safes are nice ^^

You can log out, but the moment you log back in I'm fairly sure the script will continue. Windower needs to be entirely restarted to reset.
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By Shiva.Alduwyn 2013-08-13 13:04:54
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How do I use XML's? (This is Aelogis btw)
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By Shiva.Alduwyn 2013-08-13 13:12:09
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And how do you reset Windower?
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By Sylph.Josiahfk 2013-08-13 13:12:59
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by closing your instance and opening a fresh instance with windower, that will stop your script
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By Ragnarok.Sekundes 2013-08-13 13:51:33
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Shiva.Alduwyn said: »
How do I use XML's? (This is Aelogis btw)
http://www.ffxiah.com/forum/topic/33472/genesisx-skill-up-script-now-with-brd-and-food/#2036027

This is the one I like to use since it's a combine skill up with many various skills.

*You'll need spellcast.
*You'll need to make minor changes to the skill up script for fastcast, what skill you are working on and if you use food.
*I recommend skilling up in Adoulin areas for the bonus to skill ups.

If you have any questions, I can take a look and help.
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By Bismarck.Tragedie 2013-08-13 14:23:10
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Depending on the script, you may have options for ending it without logging out:

Many scripts that loop will either call themselves at the end of the script (i.e., you're running skillup.txt and the last line of the script is 'exec skillup.txt' - which is bad practice), or run an previously defined alias.

If the script you're stuck in is calling a script file at the end of it, just rename the .txt file; when the script gets to the point to execute the .txt file, it won't find it and end.

If the script is calling an alias to loop itself (i.e., at the beginning of the script it says 'alias startover' and the last line of the script is 'startover'), you can either enter 'alias startover /' into the console (or '//alias startover /' into the ffxi chat box) (no quotes on either), or you can do 'clearaliases'. clearaliases can be annoying if you have other aliases set up already, as you'd have to readd them (or re-run the script to add them).

If your script is just 800 lines of copy-pasted 'cast a spell' 'wait some time' 'repeat', then you'll have to close that windower instance as far as I know (I believe scripts will continue to run after you've logged out of a character).

Ideally, the best option would be to use a script that you're able to break out of, but I wanted to mention a few options for people who may have gotten stuck. I preferred using Aikar's skillup scripts; they're simple, effective, and easy to customize without spellcast knowledge (see my post in the link Sekundes posted).