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select item from context menu of system tray icon

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Hi,

I want to select an item of a system tray icon's context menu WITHOUT SENDING KEYSTROKES.

For example: Open Outlook's context menu and selecting/deselecting "Show New Mail Desktop Alert".

I already now how to perform a right mouse click on the Outlook's system tray icon but how to select a menu item. I use the function "_SysTrayIconProcesses ()" of the udf "Systray_UDF.au3" to perform the right mouse click and this works very well.

I experienced that very often sending keystrokes does not work properly 100 percent so I don't want to use this method.

As I know the items text contents I could use it to select the item.

I imagine something like this:

CallIcon("Outlook",right click)

CallMenuItem("Show New Mail Desktop Alert")

Any ideas?

Many thanks...

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PimpDaddy,

There are ways to action tray icon context menus without sending keystrokes (as you can see here) but you need a fair amount of information on the menu which is not easily obtainable. :)

I am surprised that you have had trouble Sending keystrokes - are you Sending cursor movements or accelerator keys?

I have always found the former very reliable and I have never had a problem with the latter (when the menu allows them) - but I would advise you to add a short (250ms or so) Sleep after keystrokes that open submenus to allow the menu to react. :)

M23


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