How to create paraview macros

In older version of PV under the icon macros there was start marcos and stop macros. They are not in the new versions of PV , how does one create a macro in v 5.12

Are you referring to the StartTrace/StopTrace mechanism in Tools menu ?

Yes, thanks, am I correct that it was previously in the macros icon?

In ParaView 5.9.0, there is no such Start/Stop trace in macros menus.