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How to send CTRL+A key Stroke

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello everyone,

fisrt post! :x

I would like to send a CTRL+A keystroke with Send however for some reason the script fails to do it. It doesn't return any errors of any sorts just doesn't do it. Here is how i did it:

Send( "^a" )

Did I miss something?

Thanks,

Regards

Edited by vargadanis

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Putting this in Scite and running cause all my code to be selected in Scite.

MouseClick("left")
Send("^a")

I'm not sure why it isn't working for you. You are trying to select all of something, correct? Not use Alt+A?

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Yeah I am trying to select all, which is the CTRL+A key combination. Dunno why as I did click into the field before sending it.

I'll try to figure it out :S

PS: what did you enter for the code block to do autoit syntax highlighting?

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vargadanis,

Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :x

You get the syntax highlighting (or a form of it) when you post code between Code tags. Put [autoit ] before and [/autoit ] after the posted code (but omit the trailing space - it is only there so the tags display here). :P

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@vargadanis

You might have to use a WinActivate on the window you're trying to send the CTRL-A to. If it's not the window with focus when you send the keys, it's not going to work as intended.


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Try lengthening the SendKeyDownDelay to 50ms or more. If it's not the window focus, it might be that the window can't detect to sent keys fast enough.

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