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While True ... WEnd with ClipGet() and ClipPut() -> Bad CPU Usage

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Hi guys,

i've created an endless running script (intended) that modify the "new" clipboard with a string if the "old" clipboard contains a special string. The script should always run if my windows is running (therefore the while true infinite loop).

Here it is:

While True

Func Exchange()
   $clipboard = ClipGet()
   If ( StringLen($clipboard) >= 15 And StringLen($clipboard) <= 30 ) And ( StringLeft($clipboard, 4) = "1989" Or StringLeft($clipboard, 4) = "1990" ) Then
      ClipPut("Surprise, Surprise :)")

But if I run the compiled exe, the CPU usage is extremly high (~50%) compared with other running big applications.

How can I reduce the cpu footprint without change the functionality of my script?

Maybe Sleep()?

I'm a starter with autoit, so please don't be too hard with me :D

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But how much delay in sleep() is enough to ensure that every STRG+C in clipboard is checked with my script?

sleep(1) wouldn't make sense (1 millisecond -> no cpu effect) and with sleep(1000) or sleep(5000) there would be a better cpu usage but the risk, that clipput() don't work immediately.

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Sleep(1) wouldn't make sense (1 millisecond -> no cpu effect)

As it explains in the Help file: ;)


Due to internal implementation, the sleep time completion is checked every 10 millisseconds so the precision cannot be less than 10



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Your preference! There is no difference ;)

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