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I'm new to AutoIt and i wanted to send a key continuously down for some seconds.

I adapted the code that is in the documentation:

WinActivate ("Untitled - Notepad")
Send("{a down}") ;Holds the A key down
Send("{a up}")

Is not working properly. It's sending a single "a".

Any ideas about what might be the problem?

Thanks in advance.

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#include <Timers.au3>
$starttime = _Timer_Init()
While _Timer_Diff($starttime) < 5000; 5 sec = 5000

from the help file usable commands to speed up or down the holding-sending process

Opt("SendKeyDelay", 5) ;5 milliseconds

Opt("SendKeyDownDelay", 1) ;1 millisecond

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