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Firefox 5.0.1 window title not found

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Am having an issue with WinWait() and FireFox 5.0.1. AutoIt Window Info returns: "Mozilla Firefox" as part of the name, prefixed by whatever page title I'm on. I have

Have this set to -2:

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", -2)

; 1=start, 2=subStr, 3=exact, 4=advanced, -1 to -4=Nocase

And this code does launch Firefox (the window launches correctly and comes up):

$gPID = Run( $FIREFOX_EXECUTABLE, "C:\", @SW_SHOWDEFAULT )

But this code just hangs:

$gErrorTrap = WinWait( "firefox", $gTimeout )

Have tried this as well, same thing (info returned from AutoIt Window Info tool):

$gErrorTrap = WinWait( "[CLASS:MozillaWindowClass]", $gTimeout )

Thanks for any help you can provide! :-)

- Rick

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I'm unable to repoduce what your saying. could you share your code so i can see if its that or maybe its just your computer?

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm unable to repoduce what your saying. could you share your code so i can see if its that or maybe its just your computer?

It's doing this on more than one computer in Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate.

This code, in stand-alone script with nothing else in it, fails:

Dim $gPID
Dim $gErrorTrap
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", -2)
$gPID = Run( "c:\program files (x86)\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe", "C:\", @SW_SHOWDEFAULT )
$gErrorTrap = WinWait( "firefox", 20 )

I don't know what else to say. Firefox launches immediately with the Run() function. The WinWait() function never sees the window. I mean, what else is there to do/try to get it to work?

This code in a stand-alone script also fails:

Dim $gPID
Dim $gErrorTrap
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", -2)
$gPID = Run( "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe", "C:\", @SW_SHOWDEFAULT )
$gErrorTrap = WinWait( "explorer", 20 )

This code in a stand-alone script fails as well:

Dim $gPID
Dim $gErrorTrap
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", -2)
$gPID = Run( "C:\windows\system32\notepad.exe", "C:\", @SW_SHOWDEFAULT )
$gErrorTrap = WinWait( "notepad", 20 )

I've discovered that if I remove the ",20" it works. Or if I use:

$gErrorTrap = WinWait( "notepad", "", 20 )

Then it works.

This seems clearly a bug in AutoIt3.

[Edit: The documentation does show the timeout as being nested, as in:

WinWait ( "title" [, "text" [, timeout]] )

So it may not be a literal bug in that I'm doing something not documented. But, it should recognize the numeric value of the second parameter (instead of a text parameter) and use it as a timeout... don't you think?]

- Rick

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It's doing this on more than one computer in Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate.

This code, in stand-alone script with nothing else in it, fails:

Dim $gPID
Dim $gErrorTrap
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", -2)
$gPID = Run( "c:\program files (x86)\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe", "C:\", @SW_SHOWDEFAULT )
$gErrorTrap = WinWait( "firefox", 20 )

I don't know what else to say. Firefox launches immediately with the Run() function. The WinWait() function never sees the window. I mean, what else is there to do/try to get it to work?

This code in a stand-alone script also fails:

Dim $gPID
Dim $gErrorTrap
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", -2)
$gPID = Run( "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe", "C:\", @SW_SHOWDEFAULT )
$gErrorTrap = WinWait( "explorer", 20 )

This code in a stand-alone script fails as well:

Dim $gPID
Dim $gErrorTrap
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", -2)
$gPID = Run( "C:\windows\system32\notepad.exe", "C:\", @SW_SHOWDEFAULT )
$gErrorTrap = WinWait( "notepad", 20 )

I've discovered that if I remove the ",20" it works. Or if I use:

$gErrorTrap = WinWait( "notepad", "", 20 )

Then it works.

This seems clearly a bug in AutoIt3.

- Rick

ohh i think i see what you doing.

the syntax is WinWait("Title","Text","Timeout")

what you doing is putting the timeout in the Text field. so since 20 most likely isn't in the text anywhere then you can't get an exact match so it dosn't work.

thats why $gErrorTrap = WinWait( "notepad", "", 20 ) cause you matching the title "notepad" and you are matching blank text with a timeout of 20

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[Edit: The documentation does show the timeout as being nested, as in:

WinWait ( "title" [, "text" [, timeout]] )

So it may not be a literal bug in that I'm doing something not documented. But, it should recognize the numeric value of the second parameter (instead of a text parameter) and use it as a timeout... don't you think?]

- Rick

yes it would be nice if it did that, i think other languages do but not autoit. if you want to define an optional variable thats after another optional variable you have to define it even if it's the default value.

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yes it would be nice if it did that, i think other languages do but not autoit. if you want to define an optional variable thats after another optional variable you have to define it even if it's the default value.

Thanks, tlman12. :-) Looks like the perfect job for a function wrapper.

- Rick

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