FAQs

The Basics

MagicWebFX is a Windows based scripting program that automates selected pilot.fedex.com webpage functions. MagicWebFX is Shareware. After a 40-day trial period, the cost to use the software is $15 per calendar year. Details are under Subscriptions on the website or in the Help file: Appendix Section.

How does it work?
MagicWebFX uses the Internet Explorer web browser program to log on to and automatically perform selected functions on the  pilot.fedex.com website. The program runs automatically and opens and closes different windows and manipulates the mouse/cursor just as you would. When MagicWebFX is running, you should not run any other programs because they or your mouse movements may interfere with MagicWebFX functions.  This is especially true of MainFrame operations; the ‘Flashing’ is the program copying and reading the screen before proceeding to the next mainframe screen and processing step. 

You can stop the program at anytime by pressing the ESACAPE key.  So, if MagicWebFX gets "hung up" or starts doing something you didn't expect (like a FMS airplane), then simply hit the ESCAPE key to Stop/Quit MagicWebFX, then proceed manually or close any opened windows and restart the program.

Installation
Download, then locate the file MWFXxxx_setup.exe (self-extracting program installer) and double-click to install MagicWebFX. Desktop and Quicklaunch icons and Start Menu programs shortcuts are available for install.

Lite version
The program's Lite version is automatically invoked when the trial period expires. Your personal information is still saved in an encrypted file, but the program will not use it.  The Lite mode does not save your employee number or passwords, so they must be re-entered each time you start the program. The Lite mode only allows you to download Open Time to “see and avoid” disputed pairings and check your Mainframe email and "tracked" bulletin boards like the Pilot Trip Swap or the Discount Corner boards. See the Help file for details.

Copyright & Disclaimer
MAGICWEBFX, COPYRIGHT 2005-2011, CHARLES M. KNIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. This program has been written and is owned by CMKnight. It may be distributed freely as long as it is not altered or sold.

Please read the End User License Agreement carefully.  While I use this program daily, it is impossible for the program to account for all possible errors (website changes, timing and server errors, hotel/country limitations, etc). Since it’s not 100% pilot proof, I can not be held responsible for ANY problems that may arise from your use of MagicWebFX.   Please visit the Contact page to submit comments, suggestions, or unexplained errors and problems. 

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the biggest advantages to using MagicWebFX ?
Why all the personal information ?
Can I install MagicWebFX on more than one computer ?
How do I view/delete what MagicWebFX has saved ?
What about the Bot limitations ?
What is the Mobile Device Feeds Option ?
Can I run multiple instances of MagicWebFX ?
If I use the auto trip trade feature, will I be first ?
Where is the Pilot Contract as a Help file ?
Why are the Microsoft Internet Explorer windows automatically maximized ?
Do I really need to do the Time Synchronization ?
Can I backup or transfer data between my laptop and desktop ?
Why should I care about the Mainframe ?
What is the Lite version of MagicWebFX ?
What about the small annual subscription fee ?

What are the biggest advantages to using MagicWebFX ?
1: Easy E-Grid entry during Log-In 2: Auto-execution of jumpseats and trip trades  3: Auto-download of open time trips w/“tagged” disputed pairings  4: Auto mainframe logon; download Paycheck and Bulletin Board items (swaps, discount corner, etc)  5: Easy Password and E-Grid management  6: Open time feeds to cell phone and/or email 

Why all the personal information ?
First:  All user information is Encrypted and stored in a file located on your computer.
Second:  SSAN, DOB, and phone number are required for Jumpseat reservations.
Third:  Email account information required to send emails from the Mobile Device Feeder. 

Can I install MagicWebFX on more than one computer ?
Yes, the registration code is linked to your employee number not individual computers.

How do I view/delete what MagicWebFX has saved ?
The program creates a MagicWebFX directory in your User Documents folder.  You can view/delete files using normal windows programs or you can use the Main Menu “File Viewer” button or Main Toolbar > View.  Open Time has an separate “View Trips” checkbox.  Delete saved files from the File Viewer menu by clicking the “File Deleter” button. All files are sent to your computer’s recycle bin.

What about the "Bot" limitations ?
The program knows about the Control Code pop-ups and asks you to enter the code when they occur.  Current Bot restrictions do not prevent you from using any of the program's functions.  The Mobile Feeds option send messages notifying you when a control code has occurred.

What is the Mobile Device Feeds Option ?
At pre-set intervals, the program sends open time trip summaries as SMS text messages to a cell phone (new trips only), there is an send Email option [may be easier than accessing website]. Max of 3 trips per text message w/multiple messages until all are sent. Full setip details are in the Help file. Additional setup help on the MFHelp webpage

Can I run multiple instances of MagicWebFX ?
Yes.  No reported problems with having one program running the Mobile Device Feeds or a jumpseat/trade countdown timer while a separate instance does other active tasks.  Caution: To avoid errors, only one program can be actively doing website tasks at a time.

If I use the auto trip trade feature, will I be first ?
There are NO guarantees since trip trading is a game of chance.  Busy/slow server response times at peak times mean some delays for all. Trades are submitted sequentially. You must be present to enter Control Codes. Advantages: timely first trade submit; auto-cycle on server busy; ability to download/see New trips.

Where is the Pilot Contract as a Help file ?
From Main Toolbar, select “View”, then “View Pilot Contract”.  Can install as desktop icon.

Why are the Microsoft Internet Explorer windows automatically maximized ?
The IE window is required to be the on-top, active window to run without errors (especially for MainFrame tasks).  Open Time has a run minimized option.  IE windows can be restored to their previous/normal sizes by using the Exit Program button.

Do I really need to do the Time Synchronization ?
No, but accurate auto-timer operations rely on knowing the time difference between your computer and the FedEx mainframe. The program adjusts to execute at the proper time.

Can I backup or transfer data between my laptop and desktop ?
Main Toolbar, select “File”, then “Data Backup & Restore”.  You can backup/restore to any visible drive.  Files included:  User Data, Reminders, Disputed Pairs and all Captured files. 

Why should I care about the Mainframe ?
You can access several different types of useful information: Download paycheck details before payday; monitor discount bulletin boards (GM, Ford, cell phones, restaurants); PRISM for personnel items; and the Air Ops Menu is an info treasure chest.  See Help file.

What is the Lite version of MagicWebFX ?
Lite version is invoked after the trial period expires (40 days).  Employee number and password must always be entered. Only Logon, Open Time and Mainframe Bulletin Board downloads are allowed. Program updates allowed.  Register to restore full function.

What about the small annual subscription fee ?
Since it is a script program, MagicWebFX requires updates when Microsoft changes Internet Explorer or the company changes the mechanics of the website.  The creation of MagicWebFX and its maintenance represents a major time and monetary investment. 

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