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I'm a bit noob at this autoIT biz so I apologize in advance.

I have a small script compiled into an exe. It works and does what it is supposed to (which is tab a couple times and press enter).

However I need this file to launch at startup (in windows startup folder) . The file does start after booting...but the program opens and the script does not seem to perform the TAB-TAB-ENTER task. It just sits there.

Is there a service that autoIT is dependent upon, which perhaps has not loaded before the startup folder?

Also, this is a really noob question but...

Does anything AutoIT related need to be installed for compiled exes to run on other computers. I ask because this file will be going on several computers.

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Are you sure that your script is even start executing at startup? Just try to make a simple msgbox at the first line to be sure it's running.

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Hi, icecom3. To answer your questions, no AutoIt does not rely on a specific service. And if you have the script compiled into an executable, you do not need anything else for it to run on Windows PCs.

Unfortunately, we're shooting blind without seeing the script you're using. If you could post the full script, we can definitely try to assist you in getting it to run on startup. ;)


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It could be since it's run at startup, then whatever you are trying to interact with loses focus so when the tab, tab, enter is sent, it is not picked up by the correct window.


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Yes, the script starts the application, it just does not run all of the key functions. Sometimes it will TAB TAB...but the ENTER will fail. Its different each time.

ah...that makes sense. Well I added a batch file, at startup which points to the autoIT script, and I added a delay. That helps a lot but occasionally it still misses the whole TAB TAB ENTER. I figured that something related to the startup process is getting in the way, so delaying it a few seconds helped. I might just add more delay.

#region ---Au3Recorder generated code Start (v3.3.7.0)  ---
#region --- Internal functions Au3Recorder Start ---
Func _Au3RecordSetup()
Opt('WinWaitDelay',100)
Opt('WinDetectHiddenText',1)
Opt('MouseCoordMode',0)
EndFunc
Func _WinWaitActivate($title,$text,$timeout=0)
WinWait($title,$text,$timeout)
If Not WinActive($title,$text) Then WinActivate($title,$text)
WinWaitActive($title,$text,$timeout)
EndFunc
_AU3RecordSetup()
#endregion --- Internal functions Au3Recorder End ---

Run('C:Program FilesETWCetwc.exe')
_WinWaitActivate("ETWC","")
Send("{TAB}{TAB}{ENTER}")
#endregion --- Au3Recorder generated code End ---

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try using the window info tool that comes with autoit, you may be able to use class and instance to control click and control send. that will interact with the window wether it has focus or not.


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icecom3, is this ETWC the one from Jedi Knight 3? If we know the application, it may be easier to automate the control of it.


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its a screen minimizer that works on a few games, but mainly for Wolfenstein ET

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That being said, please take a look at our forum rules. There is a zero tolerance rule against automating/interacting with games.


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icecom3,

Please read the rules to which JLogan3o13 linked you and respect them when you post in future. ;)

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