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Test script behaves unexpectedly

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Hello

I have just begun using AutoIt (Version: 3.3.6.1), and in making a very simple test script I am seeing unusual behavior. I am completely new to this but possibly it's a bug so I thought I should post about it...

The script simply binds a double mouse click to a hotkey:

HotKeySet("z", "KeyA")

Func KeyA()

Send( MouseClick("left") )

Send( MouseClick("left") )

EndFunc

While 1

Sleep (10)

WEnd

It works fine, as long as I don't have a file or folder on the desktop (where I was testing) that has a name beginning with "1". No matter what file the mouse pointer is over, a file or folder on the desktop that is named "1 ..." will always open instead (I happened to have a text file on the desktop named as a phone number " 1 800 xxx ...."). If I rename or remove the file from the desktop, then the compiled script operates as expected. Files or folders on the desktop with names beginning with numerals other than 1 do not cause this behavior. Rather odd, it seems. I tested on two different systems (XP Pro x64, & XP Pro x86) and received the same result.

Any ideas?

Other than this, thanks for what seems to be a great utility. No doubt it will consume a great deal of time learning to use it well, but surely it will save much more in the long run :mellow:

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Welcome to the forum!

You shouldn't be using Send().

HotKeySet("{Esc}", "ExitPlease")
HotKeySet("z", "KeyA")

Func KeyA()
    MouseClick("left")
    MouseClick("left")
EndFunc

Func ExitPlease()
    Exit
EndFunc

While 1
    Sleep (10)
WEnd

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Welcome to the forum!

You shouldn't be using Send().

Thank you! That works so much better. Figured it had to be something simple that I was yet to become painfully aware of.

I took that snippet from this board, #785528 which came up googling 'autoit hotkey'. & I see you posted right below that one too :mellow:

Appreciate the reply.

Oh, ESC is already bound in the application, & I can't let AutoIt rob that input, but thanks as well for pointing out the need for some method to terminate. Not to worry, taken care of.

Back to reading AutoIt3.chm ...

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