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ame1011

Hi there, as far as I know you can't re-hotkey windows shortcuts like WINDOWSKEY-D (minimize all and go to desktop). However is there some kind of event that is called when this action is performed so that I can run a function every time this hotkey is pressed? The reason I'm asking is because I use a program called Rocket Dock for windows that functions like the mac bar. However if I press windowskey-d (I do this a lot) to minimize all my windows, the rocketdock gets minimized as well. I'd like to create a program that watches for this hotkey and maximizes Rocket Dock when its pressed.


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toonboon

$gui = GUICreate("", 500, 500, -1, -1, -1, -1, WinGetHandle("Program Manager"))
OR
$gui = GUICreate("", 500, 500, -1, -1, -1DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", WinGetHandle($gui), "hwnd",  )GUISetState()
the second solution is neater imo, because it hides it from the taskbar :)

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Melba23

ame1011,

You could try a bit of lateral thinking and restore the window if it is minimised. :) This script opens Notepad and then if the Notepad window is minimsed it automatically restores the window pretty quickly.

Run("Notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")

While 1

    If BitAND(WinGetState("Untitled - Notepad"), 16) = 16 Then WinSetState("Untitled - Notepad", "", @SW_RESTORE)
    Sleep(10)

WEnd

Try it your app - use the Au3 Window Info tool to get sufficient data to identify its window.

M23


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ame1011

Melba:

I thought of that but I'd rather not poll for a window's state , I was thinking along the lines of Dll's, something a little less resource-heavy.

Toonboon:

Do you mind explaining that code? I'm not sure what it's supposed to do.


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