So from what you have said you are trying to achieve I believe that Quick Launch will work for you. To use quick launch just click in the Fields, choose a name for the macro, then file location. I always run it with a Delay then choose a modifier Key and Hotkey. After doing all that Click the "ON" box and click save.
Here is an example of my Quick Launch Options, Sometimes when you start your computer for the day you need to go to this window and click save again to enable the shortcuts.