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Send function not sending special characters in Windows 7

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Maybe I'm overlooking something that's very obvious... but for some reason on my Window 7 machines the Send() function is not sending the special characters.

I've Googled the problem and done a search on this forum but can't find any help.

I've got 3 computers I've tested on, on the Windows XP computer the Send function works fine. One the two Windows 7 computers it doesn't send special characters.

As a simple example I used the Notepad tutorial script.

Run("notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")
Send("This is some text.")
WinClose("Untitled - Notepad")
WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Do you want to save")
Send("!n")

On my two Windows 7 machines it opens Notepad, it writes the "This is some test." and it tries to close but it never sends the "!n" - the "Do you want to save changes" window just sits there. On my Windows XP machine this script runs fine.

Does anyone else have this issue? Why wouldn't the special characters be sent using Windows 7?

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Try adding this at the top of your script.

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

EDIT:

I would also add

Opt("WinTextMatchMode", 2)

EDIT 2:

Or leave the text parameter empty on the second WinWaitActive() call

Edited by GEOSoft

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asmeyers,

MS changed the text of the "Save As" dialog from Vista onwards. Just change the WinWait line to read:

WinWaitActive("Notepad")

and it works fine. :graduated:

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That will still require the Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2) to work on all systems. :graduated:


George

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I've had this conversation more times than I care to remember.


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Question about decompiling code? Read the decompiling FAQ and don't bother posting the question in the forums.

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The PCRE (Regular Expression) ToolKit for AutoIT - (Updated Oct 20, 2011 ver:3.0.1.13) - Please update your current version before filing any bug reports. The installer now includes both 32 and 64 bit versions. No change in version number.

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