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Tutorial 2 Help. "Don't Save." -- Brand New User Here :) --

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So I just installed this program minutes ago. I love the possibilities of it. That being said, I have basically no programming background, hence the messing around in the tutorials :).

I was creating the notepad script (create notepad, type phrase, close, "don't save".) and I couldn't figure out how to choose "don't save". Everything else works as intended until the "save, don't save, cancel" pops up. My script matches the tutorial, yet nothing happens.


WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")

Send("This is some text.")

WinClose("Untitled - Notepad")

WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Do you want to save")


Anyways, any clarification on the issue would be very helpful. Thanks!

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That's odd... It doesn't work here. Are you using Windows 7? I don't think the dialogue window is actually recognised as such in Windows 7.

Are you telling me something I need to know or something I want to know?

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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

MS have changed the title of the "Do you want to save" dialog since the tutorial was written, so the tutorial fails on more modern versions of Windows -as you have discovered. :P

Try amending the WinWaitActive line to this:


and it should now work.

And before you ask, the Help file should be changed in the next release. :)


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