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#1 Melba23

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:42 PM

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The Forum Rules specifically mention that "keyloggers" are a prohibited subject on this forum. Of late we have had several threads locked because they have strayed (usually unwittingly) into keylogger territory.

Here is a reminder of what the Jon (the site owner) has set out as the basis for acceptability:

"how to check for a few keys being pressed is one thing"


We are not going to define "a few" in absolute terms, but if you post any code which checks for the best part of the keyboard you can be absolutely sure that you are in breach of the rules, that your thread will be locked, and that sanctions may follow.

So please do not post such scripts - we do not want to be heavy-handed, but after this announcement your excuses had better be very good ones! ;)

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#2 Melba23

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:57 PM

Previously when code which was (or could very easily be converted to) a keylogger has appeared on the forum I have limited my actions to deleting the code and warning the poster. I even went to the trouble to post the above announcement so there could be no doubt as to the fact that such code was not permitted here.

Yesterday I had to remove code which checked the entire keyboard and lit up the pressed key on a "virtual keyboard" GUI. Note that the post above talks of "code which checks for the best part of the keyboard" - that is exactly what this code did and with the addition of a few lines it could easily have been turned into a crude, but entirely workable, keylogger. The poster is now enjoying a short holiday - and the same fate awaits anyone else who posts similar code in future.

The prohibitions in the Forum rules are there to keep this forum clean and to protect the reputation of AutoIt - which is in the interests of us all. Please use your brains and do not post code which flouts the spirit, if not the exact letter, of the rules. If you do then do not complain if you are moderated and warned.

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Scrollbars - Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command                                   GUIFrame - Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
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