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_Mousetrap not working with Windows 7?

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So, I switched to Windows 7 not terribly long ago, and I was all happy and stuff...

However, for replaying terribly old games I need to use _MouseTrap due to my two monitors, and the script I do this with is this:

(some game specific lines/tooltips removed)

Func _mouselock()
    Dim $dimi[50]
    $dimi[0] = 4
    $dimi[1] = "Jagged Alliance 2"
    $dimi[2] = "Neverwinter Nights    v.8109"
    $dimi[3] = "Deus Ex : Invisible War"
    $dimi[4] = "Outcast  - Wed May 10 11:59:24 2000"
    For $i = 1 To $dimi[0]
        If WinActive($dimi[$i]) And $mouselocked = 0 Then
            _MouseTrap(0, 0, @DesktopWidth, @DesktopHeight)
            $mouselocked = 1
            $activewin = WinGetHandle("")
        EndIf
    Next
    If Not WinActive($activewin) And $mouselocked = 1 Then
        _MouseTrap()
        $mouselocked = 0
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>_mouselock

It used to work flawlessly, but it doesn't anymore...

So I did some toying around, and made this simple script:

#include <Misc.au3>
sleep(1000)
_MouseTrap(0, 0, @DesktopWidth, @DesktopHeight)
While 1
    sleep(1000)
Wend

And to my surprise, the MouseTrap doesn't work...

Or actually, more precisely, it will snap the mouse back to the defined area once, and that's it.

I haven't managed to get MouseTrap to work under Win 7.

Incidentally, the same thing happens if in a game, if I change the script to _MouseTrap every 3 seconds, every three seconds the mouse will pop back to screen, but it never sticks.

I did some digging, and found that MouseTrap is ClipCursor, and after some googling I didn't find any reports that it doesn't work with Windows 7, so is it just me?

I did however read somewhere that ClipCursor stops working when they alt+tab, so maybe it has something to do with the Autoit script not being the active window?

Anyways, I'm stumped, any input (even if it's a different solution to stop the cursor from going off-screen while in a full screen application), is appreciated!

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Unfortunately, since you've already revealed that it is for the automation of games, I doubt this will stay open very long.


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From the sounds of your problem the fact that games are involved is incidental and not relevant. I suggest you learn from this and in the future provide only relevant information. Thread locked since it violates the rules.

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