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Background running 'steals' focus from other windows

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I'm running a script in the background to detect USB drive changes and then trigger a backup process when a identified disk is inserted. I'm using code such as

While 1

   $Msg = GetMsg()



Unfortunately everytime the code runs to check for a disk change, it takes focus from the current window but don't return it. This means that while I'm typing an email, my cursor suddenly disappears and I have to manually click on the Outlook window again to continue again.

Is there a way not to change the window focus at all? when the script executes after sleeping in the loop?

Many thanks


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I have many scripts running in the background and none of them steal the keyboard focus when they activate (unless of course they are supposed to). ;)

Could you please post your script so that we can see what might be causing you this problem. When you do so please use Code tags - see here how to do it. :)


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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