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How to send CTRL+C to specified minimized window?

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ControlSend, look it up.


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ControlSend, look it up.

I need to send a HotKey, not a string of text. I need to send CTR-A and then CTRL-C to Opera browser. Can you help?

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

If you read the help file, you would have noticed that you can send keystrokes with that function.

Edit: Unfortunately you can't use the function as there is no standard control.

Here you go :

Local Const $hOperaWnd = WinGetHandle("[CLASS:OperaWindowClass]")
If $hOperaWnd = 0 Then Exit(1)

WinActivate($hOperaWnd)
WinWaitActive($hOperaWnd)

Send("^a^c")

ConsoleWrite(ClipGet() & @CrLf)
Edited by FireFox

 

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Ok. Then why this code sends hotkey to any active window?

ControlSend("General Help and Support - AutoIt Forums - Opera", "", "", Send("{CTRLDOWN}{a}{CTRLUP}"))

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No. And I told you it's not possible with the Opera window, I gave you the solution.

;right syntax:
ControlSend("General Help and Support - AutoIt Forums - Opera", "", "", "{CTRLDOWN}{a}{CTRLUP}")

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

No. And I told you it's not possible with the Opera window, I gave you the solution.

;right syntax:
ControlSend("General Help and Support - AutoIt Forums - Opera", "", "", "{CTRLDOWN}{a}{CTRLUP}")

Br, FireFox.

thanks, but your solution works ONLY if Opera is active window. Why? I need to send it when it not active or minimized at all. Please help! Edited by GodlessSinner

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I'm pretty sure it's not possible with the Windows API.

The work around would to use an Opera extension which sends the data over TCP if it's possible or through one of your websites/localhost and then retrieve it.

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I'm pretty sure it's not possible with the Windows API.

The work around would to use an Opera extension which sends the data over TCP if it's possible or through one of your websites/localhost and then retrieve it.

Br, FireFox.

- it send keys to inactive notepad, but not in inactive Opera. Very bad.

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Very bad.

It will be legit to say that if you code a function which does the job ;)

 

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It will be legit to say that if you code a function which does the job ;)

Code doesn't work only for Opera. Sad.

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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

You're not quite right. It does not work with all non standard Windows controls as I mentioned earlier.

Edited by FireFox

 

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My Examples : Capture toolIP Camera | Crosshair | Draw Captured Region | Picture Screensaver | Jscreenfix | Drivetemp | Picture viewer

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