Robot User Guide
Last updated Jul 1, 2024

Field Descriptions

In this section you can find more details on the UiPath Assistant field descriptions.

UiPath Assistant




Find available processes.


Displays the list of the last 3 run processes.


Displays the list of processes available to the user.


Starts the corresponding process.


Pauses the corresponding process.

This button is displayed only when a process is already running.

It can be disabled for a process from Studio.


Tries to cancel the corresponding process, and if it does not succeed, it terminates it.

This button is displayed only when a process is already running.


This button is displayed only when a process exists in the Orchestrator feed, or locally in the %ProgramData%\UiPath\Packages folder, but not in the %userprofile%\.nuget\packages one.
Downloads and adds a given process to the %userprofile%\.nuget\packages folder. Only automation processes that are in this folder can be executed directly from the tray.


Refreshes the list of available processes.


Opens the Preferences menu. It can also be accessed by right-clicking the Robot tray icon. The following functionalities are available:

  • Preferences - opens the Assistant Settings window, so that you can configure global keyboard shortcuts to pause/resume and stop processes, set the language, change the theme, and set telemetry.
  • Orchestrator Settings - opens the Orchestrator Settings window, so that you can connect or disconnect from Orchestrator, and set the Robot logging.
  • Help - opens the Robot Guide.
  • Quit - closes UiPath Assistant.


The place where you can name and choose an image for your Robot.


The place where you can arrange your favorite processes individually or in groups.

The Assistant Settings Window

The General Tab




Enables you to change the theme for UiPath Assistant.


Enables you to change the interface language of UiPath Assistant and Studio.

The Keyboard Shortcuts Window



Process Name

An available process for which you can set a keyboard shortcut to start it.

Add Shortcut

Allows you to configure a global keyboard shortcut to start the corresponding process.


Allows you to configure a global keyboard shortcut which pauses or resumes the execution of the currently running process.


Allows you to configure a global keyboard shortcut which stops the currently running process.

Note: In order to prevent stop/pause/resume actions that can affect multiple jobs at once, keyboard shortcuts do not apply to background jobs.

There are a few things to consider when you configure processes keyboard shortcuts:

  • You can use up to three different modifier keys (Ctrl, Alt, Shift) and any other keyboard button. Examples: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + P, Ctrl + Alt + P, Shift + P. Please note that the FN key modifier is not supported.
  • Your character combination can contain numpad buttons, such as Ctrl + Alt + Num3. Note that using the numerical equivalent instead of the assigned numpad button does not work.
  • If your character combination contains a numerical value, its numpad equivalent does not work. For instance, using Ctrl + Alt + Num3 instead of Ctrl + Alt + 3.
  • You can use function key from F1 to F11. Please note that F12 is not supported because it is a Windows global keyboard shortcut.
  • You can not use a global keyboard shortcut which is already in use by a different application.
  • If a third-party running application uses the same keyboard shortcut but is not global, the Robot keyboard shortcut is taken into consideration.
  • Global keyboard shortcuts can be registered and used by Robots installed on virtual environments.
  • If the same keyboard shortcut is used by the Unblock options the Block User Input activity and the Robot, it unblocks the user input when first pressed, and either pauses/resumes, or stops the process the next time it is pressed.
  • You first need to start a process before you can use assigned global keyboard shortcuts.

The Orchestrator Settings Window



Connection Type

The connection type to Orchestrator has two options: Service URL (for Interactive Sign In) or Machine Key

Machine Name

The name of the machine on which the Robot is installed. It is automatically filled in. It needs to be between 1 and 15 characters. If the machine name is longer than 16 characters, then it appears truncated in the Orchestrator Settings window. For example, if your machine name is WORKSTATIONWIN7_01 it appears as WORKSTATIONWIN7 in the Orchestrator Settings window. The following characters are not supported:
  • Backslash \
  • Slash mark /
  • Colon :
  • Asterisk *
  • Question mark ?
  • Quotation mark "
  • Less than sign <
  • Greater than sign >
  • Vertical bar |
Please note that full stop . is a supported character, but the Machine Name cannot start with it. Some computer names are reserved by default. You can find out more about NetBIOS computer names and limitations on this page.

Service URL

The URL used to connect to your Orchestrator instance when Interactive Sign In is used.

Orchestrator URL

The URL of your Orchestrator instance, such as The URL is saved in a drop-down menu so that next time you connect to Orchestrator you only need to select the target URL.

Machine Key

The Machine key copied from the Provision Robot window in Orchestrator. The key is saved. Next time you select the Orchestrator URL to connect to this field is automatically filled in with the corresponding key.

Sign In

Initiates the authentication process when Interactive Sign In is used.

Sign Out

Logs you out from Orchestrator and disconnects the Robot.


Enables you to connect the Robot to Orchestrator. This button is not available if the Robot is already connected to Orchestrator or if all the required fields are not filled in properly.


Enables you to disconnect the Robot from Orchestrator. This button is available only if the Robot is connected to Orchestrator.

Robot Logging

The level at which the Robot should log information. The following levels are available: Verbose, Trace, Information, Warning, Error, Critical, and Off.


Informs you about the Robot's connection to Orchestrator. It can have the following values:

  • Connected, licensed
  • Connected, unlicensed
  • Robot unavailable


Closes the Orchestrator Settings window.

  • UiPath Assistant
  • The Assistant Settings Window
  • The General Tab
  • The Keyboard Shortcuts Window
  • The Orchestrator Settings Window

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