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Can a script send commands to a backround app?

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Hello, I would like to be able to send keystokes and mouse clicks to an application that is not the currently active window. My goal is to be able to browse the net or work on scripts while a script sending commands to another application. Does AutoIT have the ability to do this?

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Look at the docs for ControlSend -- this works wihout the windows having focus. If this is for a browser window, it can be cone with COM -- you might want to check out the IE Automation UDF Library in the developer forum.

Dale


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There is a way to also send mouse clicks, but it gets a bit tricky. Some UDFs in the scraps forum. Controlsend is one way, Obj/Com is a more advanced way if your application accepts it.


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