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Always running script - what is the best way ?

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I want to run a "utility" script which performs small tasks, like closing specific windows if they appear, short urls with hotkey, resize window if some specific thing happens, set volume to a specific level if media player start, etc.

What is the best (I mean fastest-running, least memory-consuming) way to run it all the time ?

If I do

While 1
Sleep(100)
WEnd

won't it slow down my computer ? What about memory ?

I tought I do it like this: a bunch of

AdlibRegister()
and
HotkeySet()

If I need a new functionality, I just add one more and that's it.

Is there a better way ?

Also what is the best way if I edit and save, the script reload itself (or at least one click solution).

Also, I would like to see all the

ConsoleWrite()
output. How can I see it without running Scite ? Edited by W2lkm2n

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Since you don't post your whole code, I would suggest that if you want to find out whether a short sleep with consume fewer resources than AdLibRegister - try it! :) Regarding the output, if it is something where you'll want historical data I would suggest writing out to a log file.


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You can always compile the script as a console app and run it from the cmd console, that way you'll see all the consolewrites.


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