JenMaughan

Every 3 hours

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi,

I have a script that I run at work every 3 hours to help me with my job.  In the upcoming weeks I need to have the script  run automatically every 3 hours while I deal with my Father, his declining help and preparations for the Funeral while I am out.

 

I'm not sure where to start and don't have a lot of time either.  What are my options to make that happen?  (I apologize for asking.  I'm sure it's somewhere in the forums - searched for a few hours to find the answer but couldn't find it fast enough.  

Thank you,

Jen

Edited by JenMaughan

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Hi, @JenMaughan, welcome to the forum. If you already have the script done, as it sounds that you do, why not just use the Windows Scheduler and be done with it?


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Alternatively, you can run another script and use _NowTime or timerinit to get current time or create a timer and use an if condition for every 3 hours automation and run it.

Check this thread Link

 

Edited by CrypticKiwi

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I started working on using windows scheduler this afternoon.   I compiled the script to an exe and tried it out before scheduling, but the pause and stop executing scripts acted really weird in the .exe format. I had a really hard time getting it to stop executing.  I usually use the F1 shortcut.  Maybe that doesn't transfer? 

That and the coordinates I used were all off.  In one part of the script I have it open my gmail in chrome, click compose, and I have specific text that I have it insert and send.  I have no idea what happened and why everything is so very off.  (I'm using it on the exact computer that I made it on, so transferring it to a computer with different settings isn't the issue).   I'd prefer to use the scheduler.  

Edited by JenMaughan

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Cool story, but we still have no idea what you're doing so can't help you.

Post your script.


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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

One script here:

$iMaxTimer = 1000 * 60 * 60 * 3 ; 3 hours
$iTimer = TimerInit()
While True
    ; your script here:
    
    
    
    ; done with you script here ^
    While TimerDiff($iTimer)<$iMaxTimer

        Sleep(1000)
    WEnd

    $iTimer = TimerInit()
WEnd

 

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