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Lock Screen

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I'm trying to lock the screen at the end of the script, but I can't get the (LWIN or RWIN) and the L to work at the same time.

I've tried:

Send, {LWIN} L

Send, {LWIN L}

Send, {{LWIN} L}

Send, {LWINDOWN}

Send, L

Send, {LWINUP}

I've tried it in v3 also but cant get it to work. How would you do it?

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like this format

Send("{TAB}")

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Oops, this is the v2 support forum! :">

I don't use AutoIt v2, but I can tell you that in v3 the correct code would be:

send("#l")

I don't think that v2 has the ability to send Win+ shortcuts (in the same fashion as Ctrl+ etc.) but I could be wrong.

Windows may not allow emulation of this key (I know it doesn't allow emulation of Ctrl+Alt+Del and some others). In such a case, looking at the MSDN reference, if you upgrade to AutoIt v3 beta you would the ability to make Windows system calls. I can't test this here but perhaps something like this would work (in v3):

dllCall("user32.dll", "none", "LockWorkstation")

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Thanks. the send("#l") works. the dllCall... isn't working. Why does the # sign work in place of the Windows key?

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Because the key combination you are trying to send uses the Windows key as a modifier. Just like you can't save a document by pressing/releasing Ctrl and then pressing/releasing S, you cannot ask Windows to lock the computer by pressing/releasing Win and then pressing/releasing L.

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

dllCall("user32.dll", "none", "LockWorkstation")
just incase anyone searches for this later and cant get this to work. the s in WorkStation is capitalized.

so it would be...

dllCall("user32.dll", "none", "LockWorkStation")
Edited by Bi0haZarD

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Thanks for sharing this -- I didn't realise that capitalisation of routine was so important! I'll remember this for next time.

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I typed it that way for "read-ability" I had tried as many combos as I could including the lowercase "L" but it wouldn't work for me. Did you try it and get it to work?

I have since changed my script to AU3.

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