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Multiple Autoit icons on WinXP Tray

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ijourneaux

Every time I run my AutoIt script from the script editor, I get a new AutoIt icon in the Traybar. They build up so that there can be 10 or more. If I mouse over them, they quickly disappear. Could this be a bug?

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CloudD901

I'm assuming you are using XP. I think it's the OS that keeps the icon there when you kill the program. If you exit correctly instead of 'Stopping' the script with the editor, then the Icon disappears. Just add an exit or close function in the scripts from now on.

Also, I came across a 'RefreshSystemTray' UDF not too long ago. It's not mine, but it works:

; ===================================================================
; _RefreshSystemTray($nDealy = 1000)
;
; Removes any dead icons from the notification area.
; Parameters:
;   $nDelay - IN/OPTIONAL - The delay to wait for the notification area to expand with Windows XP's
;       "Hide Inactive Icons" feature (In milliseconds).
; Returns:
;   Sets @error on failure:
;       1 - Tray couldn't be found.
;       2 - DllCall error.
; ===================================================================
_RefreshSystemTray()
Func _RefreshSystemTray($nDelay = 1000)
; Save Opt settings
    Local $oldMatchMode = Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 4)
    Local $oldChildMode = Opt("WinSearchChildren", 1)
    Local $error = 0
    Do; Pseudo loop
        Local $hWnd = WinGetHandle("classname=TrayNotifyWnd")
        If @error Then
            $error = 1
            ExitLoop
        EndIf

        Local $hControl = ControlGetHandle($hWnd, "", "Button1")

    ; We're on XP and the Hide Inactive Icons button is there, so expand it
        If $hControl <> "" And ControlCommand($hWnd, "", $hControl, "IsVisible") Then
            ControlClick($hWnd, "", $hControl)
            Sleep($nDelay)
        EndIf

        Local $posStart = MouseGetPos()
        Local $posWin = WinGetPos($hWnd)

        Local $y = $posWin[1]
        While $y < $posWin[3] + $posWin[1]
            Local $x = $posWin[0]
            While $x < $posWin[2] + $posWin[0]
                DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetCursorPos", "int", $x, "int", $y)
                If @error Then
                    $error = 2
                    ExitLoop 3; Jump out of While/While/Do
                EndIf
                $x = $x + 8
            WEnd
            $y = $y + 8
        WEnd
        DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetCursorPos", "int", $posStart[0], "int", $posStart[1])
    ; We're on XP so we need to hide the inactive icons again.
        If $hControl <> "" And ControlCommand($hWnd, "", $hControl, "IsVisible") Then
            ControlClick($hWnd, "", $hControl)
        EndIf
    Until 1

; Restore Opt settings
    Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", $oldMatchMode)
    Opt("WinSearchChildren", $oldChildMode)
    SetError($error)
EndFunc; _RefreshSystemTray()

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ijourneaux

Thanks for the explanation and the tip.

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