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How to enable windows high contrast mode with autoit?

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Neutro

Hey guys,

I'm trying to use an autoit script to enable or disable the windows 7 high contrast mode.

When I use this command in cmd.exe :

sethc 251

it enables or disables the high contrast mode properly.

But if I use:

Run("sethc 251")
run("C:\Windows\System32\sethc.exe 251")
Shellexecute("C:\Windows\System32\sethc.exe", "251")
RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & "sethc.exe 251")

the confirmation window shows up but if I press "yes", nothing happens.

I also tried with #requireadmin but same problem.

I tried launching a bat file that runs sethc 251 with autoit but once again, the window shows up but pressing OK does nothing.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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dragan

How about this:
 

#RequireAdmin
Local $RunDLLexe = 'rundll32.exe'
Local $Parameters = @WindowsDir & '\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL ' & _
                    @WindowsDir & '\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Themes /Action:OpenTheme /file:"' & _
                    @WindowsDir & '\Resources\Ease of Access Themes\hc1.theme"'
ShellExecuteWait($RunDLLexe, $Parameters, @SystemDir)
Local $winClass = "[CLASS:CabinetWClass]"
WinWait($winClass, '', 5)
If NOT @error then WinClose($winClass)
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mLipok

How about this:

#RequireAdmin
Local $RunDLLexe = 'rundll32.exe'
Local $Parameters = @WindowsDir & '\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL ' & _
                    @WindowsDir & '\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Themes /Action:OpenTheme /file:"' & _
                    @WindowsDir & '\Resources\Ease of Access Themes\hc1.theme"'
ShellExecuteWait($RunDLLexe, $Parameters, @SystemDir)
Local $winClass = "[CLASS:CabinetWClass]"
WinWait($winClass, '', 5)
If NOT @error then WinClose($winClass)

 

You can provide a similar example, but for the composition "Windows Classic" ?


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dragan

just replace hc1.theme with classic.theme, like this:

@WindowsDir & '\Resources\Ease of Access Themes\classic.theme"'

And to restore back to aero, this line:

@WindowsDir & '\Resources\Ease of Access Themes\hc1.theme"'

should look like this:

@WindowsDir & '\Resources\Themes\aero.theme"'
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Do You, give me your system parameters.
 
Mine is this: Win7Pro 64bit.
 
ps.
Your example for me not to work properly.
I have corrected it, I want it to still work out and to share results.
But first I would like to know what your computer stations that will allow me to prepare a solution.

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I made a few changes.
The script is not yet complete and fully tested.
But I think it's worth it right to share.
Maybe someone will pay attention to any errors or additional options :)
#RequireAdmin
_ChangeWindowsThem('classic')
Func _ChangeWindowsThem($sTheme) ; like 'basic' or 'classic' or 'hcblack' or 'hcwhite' or 'hc1' or 'hc2'
    Local $RunDLLexe = 'rundll32.exe'
    Local $hResourceDir = ''
    Local $sResourceName = ''
    Local $hResource = ''
    Switch @OSVersion
        Case "WIN_7"
            $hResourceDir = @WindowsDir & '\Resources\Ease of Access Themes\'
            Switch $sTheme
                Case "classic"
                    $sResourceName = 'classic.theme'
                Case Else
                    Return -1
            EndSwitch
        Case "WIN_XP"
            $hResourceDir = @WindowsDir & '\Resources\Themes\'
            Switch $sTheme
                Case "classic"
                    $sResourceName = 'Windows Classic.theme'
                Case Else
                    Return -1
            EndSwitch
        Case Else
            Return -1
    EndSwitch

    Local $Parameters = @WindowsDir & '\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL ' & _
            @WindowsDir & '\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Themes /Action:OpenTheme /file:"' & _
            $hResourceDir & $sResourceName & '"'

;~ "c:\windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes\classic.theme"
    AdlibRegister("MyAdlib")
    ShellExecuteWait($RunDLLexe, $Parameters, @SystemDir)
    AdlibUnRegister("MyAdlib")
EndFunc   ;==>_ChangeWindowsThem

Func MyAdlib()
    Local $winClass = "[TITLE:Właściwości: Ekran; CLASS:#32770]" ; Here you can enter the name of the properties window according to the language which is set in windows. In my case it is Polish.
    If WinExists($winClass) = 1 Then
        ControlClick($winClass, '', '[CLASS:Button; TEXT:OK]')
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>MyAdlib

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My contribution to others projects or UDF based on  others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  * POP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 UDF * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer UDF * Dual Monitor resolution detection *

Useful links: * Forum Rules * Forum etiquette *  Forum Information and FAQs * How to post code on the forum * AutoIt Online Documentation * AutoIt Online Beta Documentation * SciTE4AutoIt3 getting started * Convert text blocks to AutoIt code * Games made in Autoit * Programming related sites * Polish AutoIt Tutorial * DllCall Code Generator * 

Wiki: Expand your knowledge - AutoIt Wiki * Collection of User Defined Functions * How to use HelpFile * Good coding practices in AutoIt * 

IE Related:  * How to use IE.au3  UDF with  AutoIt v3.3.14.x * Why isn't Autoit able to click a Javascript Dialog? * Clicking javascript button with no ID * IE document >> save as MHT file * IETab Switcher (by LarsJ ) * HTML Entities * _IEquerySelectorAll() (by uncommon) * IE in TaskScheduler

I encourage you to read: * Global Vars * Best Coding Practices * Please explain code used in Help file for several File functions * OOP-like approach in AutoIt * UDF-Spec Questions *  EXAMPLE: How To Catch ConsoleWrite() output to a file or to CMD *

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"Program are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers and execute" - Donald Knuth, "The Art of Computer Programming"
:naughty:  :ranting:, be  :) and       \\//_.

Anticipating Errors :  "Any program that accepts data from a user must include code to validate that data before sending it to the data store. You cannot rely on the data store, ...., or even your programming language to notify you of problems. You must check every byte entered by your users, making sure that data is the correct type for its field and that required fields are not empty."

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