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Hello everyone, I am a fairly amateur Autoit user and thought I would come here to see if I could get any advice about a problem I am facing.

I am attempting to image search a picture in a game, have it right click, move down further to another image, and then left click to finish it off.

The problem that I am facing is not with the image searching itself, but rather that after the first search for the picture and right click, the next part pops up a menu that appears to be an overlay of the actual window and the coordinates of the second image change everytime slightly (which is why it has to be an image search).

What I was wondering, is if there is a way to image search on an overlay, since the search is only using the active window and therefore doesn't read the overlay at all (I have tested to verify, and it was reading images that were behind the menu which makes me believe Autoit isnt even seeing the menu).

Here is an example of the menu:

The first image search is for the Meal, that works fine and it right clicks just like I want it to. The second image search would be for the Eat text, but that menu that it is on is the one I am referring to as an overlay.

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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

I am attempting to image search a picture in a game

Unfortunately you appear to have missed the Forum Rules on your way in. Please read them now - particularly the bit about not discussing game automation - and then you will understand why you will get no help and this thread will now be locked. :naughty:

See you soon with a legitimate question I hope. :)


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
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Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
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GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
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GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
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NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
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