Little help? Sending Win+L

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Starting to write a little script that will lock my PC when my phone is not on the wifi. Should be pretty simple:

While 1 
     $ping=Ping("") ;check for phone with static IP
     If $ping=0 then Send("#l") ; send Win+L to lock 
     Sleep(60000) ;will adjust once working 

The first two lines were recommended by the Help file but don't seem to make any difference. If I change it to "#r", I do get the run box so I'm not sure why #l isn't working.  

Once I get this bit fixed, I'll pretty it up and maybe see if I can get it to unlock when I get home (suggestions welcome).

Edited by Xander

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

If you can avoid using Send, do so :)

#include <WinAPISys.au3>

If (Not Ping("")) Then _WinAPI_LockWorkStation()

If ping does not respond, Lock Workstation.

Edited by InunoTaishou
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I knew there had to be a more elegant way to do it.  Turns out my Autoit was behind by a bit and the WinAPI entries weren't in the Help file.

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They are located in Helpfile -> User Defined Functions -> WinAPIEx Reference



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I'd certainly hope that there wasn't an easy way to unlock a computer without the correct password/username. Otherwise, what would be the point of locking it in the first place?


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Well, IF it were possible, I'd be fine with popping my login information into my own script.  This is all more of a "let's see how it works" experiment than anything else.

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