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Send("{LWINDOWN}{x}{LWINUP}") doesn't work

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Hey,

Send("{LWINDOWN}{x}{LWINUP}") doesn't work...

but it does work with other letters such as: {i} , {c} etc.

:huh2:

#x -> also not working.

Is it a familiar bug\problem?

p.s: I'm working with win8

Thank you for all the help :bye:!

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It works if you use Send("#x") on Windows 7, I get the Windows Mobility Center to show up, I don't have Windows 8 so I can't test that, but it might just be an idiosyncrasy of Win8 that you can't use it.


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Hi,

Send("{LWINDOWN}{x}{LWINUP}")

Also works for me on Win7.

If you want to start the Windows Mobility Center then you should directly launch it by the ShellExecute/Run function.

Br, FireFox.


 

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Here you go for windows 8 until Autoit is fixed.

MouseClick("right", 0, @DesktopHeight-1) ;simulate win+x by right clicking in lower left corner

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Thanks Everyone!

Is there any other suggestion except:

MouseClick("right", 0, @DesktopHeight-1)

?

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Heck might as well give you the rest of the commands since you'll want them.

#AutoIt3Wrapper_run_debug_mode=Y ; use this to debug in console window <--- LOOK

MouseClick("right", 0, @DesktopHeight-1) ;simulate win+x by right clicking in lower left corner

$cmd = "v" ;pick a command from the list below (sometimes can use lower case)
Send($cmd)

;~ Sleep(1000) ;use for Search (Metro) or Run box
;~ Send("x") ;Send to Search box or Run box

Exit

#cs
win+x commands
F or f = Programs and Features
O or o = Power Options
V or v = Event Viewer
Y or y = System
M or m = Device Manager
K or k = Disk Management
G or g = Computer Management
C or c = Command Prompt
A or a = Command Prompt (Admin) <-- note - will user prompt UAC to elevate if needed

T or t = Task Manager
P or p = Control Panel
E or e = File Explorer <-- note - normally opens on directory Computer
S or s = Search <-- note - opens Metro Apps Search so you can Send keys in after a pause (Sleep(1000) works)
R or r = Run <-- note - opens Run box so you can Send keys in after a pause (Sleep(1000) works)

D or d = Desktop <-- note - opens desktop AND icons to taskbar any window open (interesting)
#ce

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What are you trying to have happen when you send Win+X? Because it appears that it works different whether you're on the Desktop or at the Start screen.


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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

In Windows 8

Windows key + X: Access the Windows Tools Menu

ahha - If I change the font size so the post is readable, please do NOT change it back!

Edited by Melba23
Increased font size

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Indeed, it does not work on Win8, I have also tried ControlSend without success.


 

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My UDFs : Skype UDF | TrayIconEx UDF | GUI Panel UDF | Excel XML UDF | Is_Pressed_UDF

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

I can't use the mouse suggestion because i'm writing a generic script for Windows 8 in different languages.

Therefore when it's a different language (Chinese, Hebrew, English etc.) the mouse should be placed in different places (Rightleft) to Access the Windows Tools Menu.

Any other suggestions please?

Edited by AutoBit

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Out of my testing range (I don't switch languages), however perhaps you can determine the language and then do a lookup for the correct corner.

This may help in the language determination.

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