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Make window loose focus

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Hello,

I want to make my window loose focus because when it is activate control click coords are wrong.
This is what i did but i was wondering if there is a better way

Func _SetFocus()
Local $var = WinList()
For $i = 1 To $var[0][0]
 If Not StringInStr($var[$i][0], "My window") And $var[$i][0] <> "" And IsVisible($var[$i][1]) Then
  ConsoleWrite("Title=" & $var[$i][0] & @LF)
  WinActivate($var[$i][0])
  ExitLoop
 EndIf
Next
EndFunc
Func IsVisible($handle)
 If BitAND(WinGetState($handle), 2) Then
  Return 1
 Else
  Return 0
 EndIf
EndFunc
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Hello AutID,

Instead of finding a work around for your problem, wouldn't it be wiser to locate the problem at hand and find a solution for it?

I can't imaging a focused window changing its control coordinates, or at least never experienced it myself. I would evaluate what is causing that problem and try to find a solution for it.

Realm

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WinSetState("Window Title", "", @SW_MINIMIZE)

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Hello AutID,

Instead of finding a work around for your problem, wouldn't it be wiser to locate the problem at hand and find a solution for it?

I can't imaging a focused window changing its control coordinates, or at least never experienced it myself. I would evaluate what is causing that problem and try to find a solution for it.

Realm

;~ _SetFocus()
ControlClick("[CLASS:SciTEWindow]", "", "", "right", 1, 120, 150)
Func _SetFocus()
Local $var = WinList()
For $i = 1 To $var[0][0]
 If Not StringInStr($var[$i][0], "[CLASS:SciTEWindow]") And $var[$i][0] <> "" And IsVisible($var[$i][1]) Then
  ConsoleWrite("Title=" & $var[$i][0] & @LF)
  WinActivate($var[$i][0])
  ExitLoop
 EndIf
Next
EndFunc
Func IsVisible($handle)
 If BitAND(WinGetState($handle), 2) Then
  Return 1
 Else
  Return 0
 EndIf
EndFunc

Try this on your scite. Comment out _SetFocus function and try it again. You should see the coords changing.

WinSetState("Window Title", "", @SW_MINIMIZE)

Thank you but this is not an option.

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You're not clicking a control, maybe try it with an actual control instead of just having it right click somewhere in the window. Not sure why it clicks in different locations, but all I can tell you is that the last 2 parameters of the ControlClick command only click within the bounds of a control, not screen coordinates or client coordinates, unless the help file is wrong.


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I would get the details for the start bar and bring that into focus. Not the start menu, but use the info tool to get the info for a blank area of the start bar. Once that is activated your current window will no longer be the active window.

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AutID ,

When I run your little script above I do get the context menu appearing in a different place depending on whether the SciTE GUI has focus or not. But I believe I can explain why. ;)

You are not defining the control in your ControlClick call - in that case AutoIt ususally defaults to currently active control, which for SciTE is the main edit pane. When the GUI does not have focus, none of the controls are active and so AutoIt defaults to the client area. When I measure the position of the context menu in both cases, the difference between the 2 positions is exactly the height taken by the toolbar (and tabs if present).

All clear? :)

M23


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AutID ,

When I run your little script above I do get the context menu appearing in a different place depending on whether the SciTE GUI has focus or not. But I believe I can explain why. ;)

You are not defining the control in your ControlClick call - in that case AutoIt ususally defaults to currently active control, which for SciTE is the main edit pane. When the GUI does not have focus, none of the controls are active and so AutoIt defaults to the client area. When I measure the position of the context menu in both cases, the difference between the 2 positions is exactly the height taken by the toolbar (and tabs if present).

All clear? :)

M23

Sorry for the late reply, i just saw that someone had answered.

And what if there is not a controlid to definy in the controlclick.

A solution is to calculate the difference and controlclick depending the state of the window. If active or not.

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In this case you could just use MouseClick


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Mousemove works correctly even if the window is not active but besides that it traps the mouse until click, it can't click on background windows.

Calculation depending on window's state is a good solution

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