xcaliber13

Open IE on main monitor

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I run dual monitors.  I have an AutoIt script that logins into a website. The script works great except that every once in awhile I forget to make sure that IE was opened last on my main monitor.  When this happens my AutoIt script does not run because my mouseclicks are clicking on the main monitors.  Is there anyway to make IE always open on my main monitor? My main monitor in system settings is monitor 2.

Here is how I am opening IE

$oIE = _IECreate ("https://mywebsite.com")
Sleep (3000)
$HWND = _IEPropertyGet($oIE, "hwnd")
WinSetState($HWND, "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

Thank you

 

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Don't use mouseclicks to automate IE, that's what the IE udf is for.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Ok Guys  I found a solution

I added the WinMove statement.

$oIE = _IECreate (http://mywebsite.com)
Sleep (3000)
$HWND = _IEPropertyGet($oIE, "hwnd")
WinMove($HWND, "", 0, 0, 400, 400)
Sleep (2000)
WinSetState($HWND, "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

Now no matter where IE was last opened and closed it will now get moved to the main monitor.  May not be the best solution but it works.

Edited by xcaliber13

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