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How can I read Status Bar in Google Chrome?

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When I hover over a hyperlink on a site, a popup is displayed, and a status bar displays the URL. I want to capture the URL.

In Internet Explorer I can do this with StatusBarGetText. However I am now using Google Chrome and this does not work. I would like to use ControlGetText, but cannot figure out how to get the control ID of the status bar. If I use Autoit Window Info,  I must use the cursor to hover in order to make the status bar appear, but then cannot simultaneously click the status bar. 

Any suggestions?

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Why not just get the URL from the page source instead? Or are you tracking where a person's mouse pointer is going for some reason?


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The URL in the status bar is the URL of the popup, not the URL of the page.

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I didn't say the URL of the page, I was talking about the URLs ON the page. Every link is in the source html, you can read that to find out where the links lead to.


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I wouldn't know how or where to do this, and I think it would expand the programming to an extent that it would take too long to do. It happens over 100 times per page.

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Universalist,

How do I find this?

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@Donflinn: Do you know what a searchbox is or how to navigate in this forum thru different sections?

As i am a nice guy today i will answer

https://www.autoitscript.com/wiki/FAQ#How_can_I_control_.28click.2C_edit_etc.29_an_external_.28html.29_application.3F

And if you have installed the simplespy you hover over your element to get the basic logic when you press ctrl+w it will capture the information which you could post in this thread if you cannot find it out yourself

In the end you will have something like below (see the examples of iuiautomation on how to come to the right browser and html page)

*** Standard code ***
#include "UIAWrappers.au3"
AutoItSetOption("MustDeclareVars", 1)

_UIA_Setvar("myStatusbar","Title:=<whatever>;class:=<whatever2>")

$myUrl=_UIA_Action("myStatusbar","getvalue")

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Universalist,

My apologies for not being knowledgeable about simplespy. I confess that I am a self-taught, sometime user of Autoit, and a relative newcomer to the forum. Please bear with me, if you will.

I confess also that I have been chasing the wrong information. What I thought was a Status Bar that appeared when I hover over a hyperlink, was really a Tool Tip. So my question is, how do I read the text of tool tip that pops up when I hover over a hyperlink on a web page?

I have used Search to see if this has been answered before, but similar questions don't seem to fit my situation.

I have tried using _GUIToolTip_GetCurrentTool without success. I have also considered using ControlGetText, and _GUIToolTip_GetText but cannot figure out how to get all the parameters.

Actually, I don't even need to get the text information. All I need to know is that a ToolTip or the other PopUp has been activated, which tells me that the cursor is over an active hyperlink.

If I should start a new thread with this request, please advise me.

thanks for your help.

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The problem is answered in the iuiautomation thread but as you are a starter its probably a long way before you will understand that thread or what I write below

example 19 thru 24 will tell you if a tooltip came up

Getting information about a tooltip directly is hard with spytooling and even simplespy cannot see it

tools like inspect.exe (part of windows sdk) can watch tooltip appearing (and is based on logic like example 19 thru 24)

something like this could work but as you have to set the context first before it works you have to give more detail

$myVar=_UIA_Action("controltype:=ToolTipControl","getvalue")

BTW seeing a tooltip does not mean the hyperlink is active. Many hyperlinks and buttons show tooltip even when disabled

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