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I'm trying to do something very simple: close an error message that pops up after most sleeps. Everything I try works the first time, but not after that. A reboot allows me to start over.

The basic function I want to use is WinClose(), but below you can see all the stuff I've been trying after it starts failing (from looking through the forums).

;Opt("WinWaitDelay", 1000)       ;250 millis default
Dim $r = WinActivate("Intelliremote")
;if 0 = WinClose("Intelliremote") Then
;Opt("WinWaitDelay", 250)

So each function Send, WinClose, WinKill works only once. Any clues?



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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :)

As the script ends after the first pass it is hardly surprising that it only works once. Try putting it inside a loop to keep it alive. ;)


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I failed to make myself clear. After a reboot and appearance of the unwanted "intelliremote" error window, running the script works. That's because it waits up to 30 seconds to find the window, then it activates that window, and then removes it.

The second time the unwanted error window appears, I run the script but it fails to work when it should. It activates the window, but fails to get rid of it as it did the previous time. I don't put a loop in this script because it makes no sense programmatically.

FYI the script is launched via the task scheduler on computer wake up when this error appears.

Thanks for your help.

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You may want to use a "WinWaitActive" (see Help file) after your "WinActivate".  You are only waiting .5 secs.


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No dice on the WinWaitActive. Ultimately I am only activating the window as a matter of trying to fix this problem in the first place. I'd rather not flash the unwanted error window to the foreground. WinKill after WinWait should accomplish what I want perfectly, but of course it doesn't.

I finally found something that works. I throw up a MsgBox with a timeout of 10 seconds after the WinActivate, then I do a bunch of closing operations. Not sure which one is actually working. But I will say this is a pretty ugly solution.

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