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KirkHendrick

Every GUI Window(no matter what) Flashes Constantly

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Hi, I'm relatively new to AutoIt, but I'm having a problem with every script I write... The window flashes constantly, like every 3 seconds or so. Even if the entire script consists of "msgbox(0, "Title", "Sample Message")" the screen will flash and unfocus and then refocus on the window over and over. It's incredibly frustrating, especially since I'm trying to create more advanced GUI applications and I can't type in the boxes because it loses focus.

I have tried _WinAPI_FlashWindowEx and it didn't work. 

Maybe it has to do with my Windows settings?

I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

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Hi, KirkHendrick. How about:

  • A small script reproducing the problem
  • The version of Windows you're on
  • The version of AutoIt you're using

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msgbox(0, "Message Box", @scriptdir)

This flashes constantly. Along with all other GUI windows.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional.

AutoIt version 3.3.8.1

Also I noticed that the AutoIt "Check for Updates" that I just did to see the version number also flashed, just as my windows do.

Hope that helps.

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If your script is literally just this:

MsgBox(0, "Message Box", @ScriptDir)

I would check your Task Manager to see what else might be running. I don't see that causing windows to flash.


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