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I want to disable the "include a folder" button. This button is a built in windows button so I'm guessing I need to have my script always run, and always be checking for the existence of this button. If the button exists, disable it / gray it out.

I'm not sure of the commands needed to access windows buttons.

EDIT: after testing it seems windows always has a different handle of the button every time it is loaded. The only thing that seems to be consistent is the "advanced mode" and "text"

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BrewManNH

You could try ControlDisable, untested, but it appears to be what would work for you.


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ControlDisable("[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:1]", "Include a folder", "")

Doesn't seem to be working. Do I need more than this? Must the window have focus?

EDIT:

ControlDisable("", "Include a folder", "")

seems to work but ONLY if the window has focus, and only if I have previously clicked on the button to give the button focus. I need something that will always be searching for this particular button and if it ever detects it even if it doesn't have focus then it disables it.

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water

For a Control* function the window doesn't have to have focus.

What's the return value of ControlDisable?

Or use ControlHide to completely hide it.


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BrewManNH

You should include the title of the window, or at the very least the class: information for it, don't include the text of the window because that will probably change. You should use the control information "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:1]" for the control to interact with.


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