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Looking for non-unique windows?

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I have a project that needs to test for an appropriate window to be open. In some cases, the window can be found by looking at the unique window title. But in other cases, the window may not have a unique window title, but the text inside the window will be unique.

What are some good ways to test for this?

I see that functions like "WinWaitActive" have a text parameter. What does that do?

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It searches for the text in the window specified.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Use your AutoIt Window Info tool to see if the window contains any readable text.

Edited by mechaflash213

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Yeah, I located the tool and used it. Unfortunately it doesn't return the text from the window I'm working with. I believe it's because the window is written in Java. The tool works fine for other windows/apps. Sigh ...

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

If you can control when these windows open, you can just rename them as they open.

WinSetTitle()

Run(...)
WinSetTitle("Current Title", "", "New Title")

etc...

Edited by mechaflash213

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