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[Solved] Can I Change AutoIt Window Info tool to start without Freeze=True?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

When using AutoIt Window Info tool(the one that comes with latest version),

every time when I run it, it opens with Freeze=True

(Menu: Options\Freeze)

In previous version it wasn't like that..

How can I change it so it will not start with freeze=true?

Edited by Zohar

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Zohar,

How can I change it so it will not start with freeze=true?

I do not believe you can.

But what is the problem with it being set? Most people seem to prefer it that way - which may be why it was changed a few versions ago. :idea:

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

hi melba =)

coz everytime I run it, I need to Unset it.. :/

Edited by Zohar

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A workaround..

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
Run(@ProgramFilesDir & "\AutoIt3\Au3Info.exe")
WinWaitActive("Window Info")
Send("^!f")

heh =)

using AutoIt on AutoIt :idea:

I wonder why they did it like that.

coz If someone runs AutoItWindowInfo tool, it means he's gonna use it..

so where would it be useful to have it start frozen? :\

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Maybe the way its coded, it needs the user to "unfreeze" and fire up some while loop?

Who devloped it anyway? Ask them :idea:


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heh =)

If someone runs AutoItWindowInfo tool, it means he's gonna use it..

so where would it be useful to have it start frozen? :\

Why do you think it necessary to have to uncheck the frozen option in order to use it? Before, when frozen was not the default option I used to get frustrated at having to set it to frozen before using AutoIt Info to get the identification details of a control.


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Why do you think it necessary to have to uncheck the frozen option in order to use it?

because if it's frozen then it doesn't do anything...

Before, when frozen was not the default option, I used to get frustrated at having to set it to frozen before using AutoIt Info to get the identification details of a control.

You used to set it to Frozen Before getting the identification details of a control?

Don't you mean After?

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#10 ·  Posted

IIRC that is Jons baby so ask away. It has been that way for a long time now but you are correct in the fact it wasn't always that way. Personally I would like to see an option for that because I don't like it starting frozen either, to the point where I now either don't bother with it or I use an older version. In order to use it, you have to unfreeze it first and then freeze it again when it contains the info you want.


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#11 ·  Posted

because if it's frozen then it doesn't do anything...

That is what may seem to you. In frozen mode, you can drag the finder cross-hair on to a window (or the desired control within the window) without needing to unfreeze and freeze again. The finder can be quicker and easier which is perhaps the reason Jon chose the option of starting frozen. You can select the window/control with the finder and the info is there in AutoIt Info. Then you can double click on data entries in AutoIt Info to copy to clipboard. Seems quite functional to me so perhaps you could give it a try. :idea:

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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

In frozen mode, you can drag the finder cross-hair on to a window (or the desired control within the window) without needing to unfreeze and freeze again.

ohhhhhhh

now I get it!

I totally forgot about the finder..

I always moved the mouse till it is on the desired window/control, and then copied the data.

I knew it would be useful to ask about it!

now I finally see a logic in the decision!

and thanks, I think I will use the finder too, because it's easier that way after you select the window/control you want.

(the data is not overwritten when you move the mouse)

Thank you MHz!

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#13 ·  Posted

I have never used the finder either, I will try that next time I have to use the info tool. Thanks MHz.


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#14 ·  Posted

Lot's of learning going on here....WaHoo....I was bugged by the new default for the past...? months...but now that I see the light...errr....logic of dragging the thingy over the target....hey...very cool. Too bad I don't always take the time to read the change hstory when new versions come up....


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