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I have the following simple bit of code running in a loop to automate a process within IE 8 under Vista

MouseMove ( $x, $y, 0 );            
$ret = MouseClick ( "left", $x, $y, 1, 0 );

It works most of the time but occasionally the mouse pointer moves to the correct screen location and the click doesn't seem to be registered. I've checked the return value from MouseClick when this happens and it is always 1 which suggests it should have worked.

Has anyone else encountered this and can recommend a work-around?


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try putting a small sleep in between something like : sleep(200)

Edit: looking at the lines again (i just woke up:P) you have the same thing happening twice. That is to say MouseMove does the same thing as the x and y in MouseClick. So try removing MouseMove.

Edited by gononono64

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Why are you using MouseMove at all? MouseClick does the moving for you. :x


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I was just using MouseClick on it's own originally when I first spotted the problem so I broke it down into Move and Click as an experiment.

I'll try it as is using a small sleep and see if that makes any difference.


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