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Compiled script pinned on taskbar -> Started app get's a different tray entry

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highend

Hi,

I've written a small script (that I compile afterwards) that will start my Chrome browser with a few settings read from a config file. No issues with it.

What I like to do is: If I pin my compiled Chrome_Portable.exe to the Windows 7 taskbar (manually by drag and drop the .exe to the correct place on the taskbar between a few other already pinned applications) it should open the Chrome browser tied to that pin instead of adding a normal tray entry for a "unrelated" Chrome app window. I hope I was able to describe it clearly enough :oops:

If I remove the Chrome_Portable.exe pin from the taskbar and create a link (.lnk) file that points to my .exe instead and pin that to the taskbar I have the exact same problem... Do I have to change the script and if yes, in which way?

Tia,

Highend

#NoTrayIcon
#Region
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Icon=Chrome_Portable.ico
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Outfile=Chrome_Portable.exe
#AutoIt3Wrapper_UseUpx=n
#AutoIt3Wrapper_UseX64=n
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_requestedExecutionLevel=asInvoker
#EndRegion


; #SETTINGS =====================================================================================================================
Global $mainExe = "Chrome.exe"
Global $mainExePath = @ScriptDir & "Chrome"
Global $settingFile = @ScriptDir & ".Settings.txt"

; #MAIN PART# ===================================================================================================================
Local $file = FileOpen($settingFile, 0)
If $file = -1 Then
   MsgBox(0, "Chrome_Portable", ".Settings.txt file was not found!")
   Exit
EndIf
$file_content = FileRead($file)
FileClose($file)
$cmd_params = StringRegExpReplace($file_content, "rn", " ")
$cmd_params = StringReplace($cmd_params, "<curpath>", @ScriptDir)
ShellExecute($mainExePath & "Chrome.exe", $cmd_params & $CmdLineRaw)
Edited by highend

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Juvigy

Put one:

MsgBox(0,"", $mainExePath & "Chrome.exe" & $cmd_params & "::" & $CmdLineRaw)

And tell me what you get.

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highend

I've changed the old ShellExecute line to:

ShellExecute($mainExePath & "Chrome.exe", " " & $cmd_params & $CmdLineRaw)

and I get:

the following message box (after placing your code before my ShellExecute line):

D:UsersHighendToolsChromeChromechrome.exe -user-data-dir="D:UsersHighendToolsChromeProfil" -enable-user-scripts -enable-extensions -enable-extension-toolstrips -disk-cache-size=1 -media-cache-size=1 ::-- "D:xampphtdocsindex.html"

Regards,

Highend

Edited by highend

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highend

Good luck.

:oops: Interesting article. Unfortunately it doesn't provide autoit code :bye: Seems I have to change the strategy and create a script that reads the settings file, create a .lnk file with all parameters and pin that to the taskbar instead...

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AdmiralAlkex

I've wanted to do this too but I never got anywhere. It's looks like you need SHGetPropertyStoreForWindow (shouldn't be a problem) but I don't know how to deal with the IPropertyStore after that...

It's apparantly called Application User Model IDs too. Another article on it: Application User Model IDs (AppUserModelIDs)

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highend

I've wanted to do this too but I never got anywhere.

All the effort for a rather simple task (imho). I've found a autohotkey library that allows ahk users to deal with these things but I like autoit and don't want to switch... I'm not sure if portable applications (that don't write their AppId into the registry) store their Id somewhere else or if it's possible to "read it out" of one of their windows. Like Google Chrome, when it is not installed but used in a portable manner.

Has anybody else tried to use the AppId to tie the windows of external applications (called via shellexecute, run, etc.) to the autoit taskbar pin?

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BrewManNH

I'm not sure if this fits or not, but take a look at using iTaskBarList.


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