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How do I pause a script if the window is not on top?

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Hello, I'm fairly new to AutoIT and I would like to know how to pause a script if the window I'm targeting is not on top like the title says lol.

Okay soo... Let's say I want to add the pause to this script :

WinWaitActive ("Untitled - Notepad")
Send ("{A}")
Sleep ( 1000 )
Send ("{D}")

How can I do so? Thank you for reading this ~

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The script ~

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WinWaitActive

Pauses execution of the script until the requested window is active.


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Must I add WinWaitActive to EVERY line in the script? @_@ I added the WinWaitActive at the beginning but after that when I Alt+Tab out it sends commands to my desktop LOL

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If you keep navigating away from the program you're trying to automate, then yes, you will need to do that. Or you can look at ControlSend instead of Send, send is VERY unreliable if you are using the computer at the same time as the script is running because you're taking focus away from the window you're trying to Send to.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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Alright, thank you ;) Oh and... I just tried a controlsend command with the key as

("{LEFT down}")

Sleep ( 1000 )

("{LEFT up}")

But it didn't really work @_@ Confused here xD

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