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Hi All.

I would like to know the safest way to launch IE in is.

I will have multiple machines that I will distribute my script to. Each has

a different windows version and hard drive configurations.

I've seen several different ways to launch IE with a URL in it.

The easiest way I've seen is

Run(iexplore.exe http://www.website.com)

But I've also seen some more complex Run() syntax using @Comspec and

@ProgramsDir.

I've also seen the full directory called like

Run('Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe')

Some machines might not have this path so I don't to write it this way.

I want to open a new and maximized window in IE pointing to a URL.

What is the best syntax to use so the machines I distribute this

to will all work correctly?

Thanks for any help.

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Hi All.

I would like to know the safest way to launch IE in is.

I will have multiple machines that I will distribute my script to. Each has

a different windows version and hard drive configurations.

I've seen several different ways to launch IE with a URL in it.

The easiest way I've seen is

Run(iexplore.exe http://www.website.com)

But I've also seen some more complex Run() syntax using @Comspec and

@ProgramsDir.

I've also seen the full directory called like

Run('Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe')

Some machines might not have this path so I don't to write it this way.

I want to open a new and maximized window in IE pointing to a URL.

What is the best syntax to use so the machines I distribute this

to will all work correctly?

Thanks for any help.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Here is one way %WinDir%\System32\Rundll32.exe Url,FileProtocolHandler www.yahoo.com
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Why not using the default browser? It will work on all computers, either they have ie, firefox, netscape, avantgo etc...

Here's the code... I don't remember who gave it to me but I am thankful to that person, it helped my program greatly ;)

$url = "enter the url here..."
Run(@Comspec & " /c start " & $url)
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Why not using the default browser?  It will work on all computers, either they have ie, firefox, netscape, avantgo etc...

Here's the code...  I don't remember who gave it to me but I am thankful to that person, it helped my program greatly :P

$url = "enter the url here..."
Run(@Comspec & " /c start " & $url)

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

These people helped you if you forgot already: @Comspec Help

EDIT: Had 2 "Quotes"? ;)

Edited by ronsrules

Common sense plays a role in the basics of understanding AutoIt... If you're lacking in that, do us all a favor, and step away from the computer.

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