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Buffo

How to activate menus in Mozilla Firefox?

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Hello

Today appears a new problem: I want to run menu entries in firefox. The AutoIt InfoWindow only shows me two different controls in the whole firefox window: menu and taskbars are MozillaWindowClass1 and the browserwindow is MozillaWindowClass16.

I tried WinMenuSelectItem, ControlSend and ControlClick. WinMenuSelect item only works with standard-controls, right? For ControlSend and ControlClick, I don't have the classes.

At this time I activate the Firefox-window and send keys:

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
WinActivate("Firefox")
Send("^s"); -> SaveAs

This temporary solution isn't my favourite. Anyone a tip for a more elegant solution? Best I would use ControlSend or ControlClick ;-)

Regards,

Buffo

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Very oddly enough, I wasn't able to make this approach work:

Opt('WinTitleMatchMode', 4)
ControlSend('ClassName=MozillaWindowClass', '', 'MozillaWindowClass1', '^s')

even though WinGetHandle('ClassName=MozillaWindowClass') returns a handle. However this example (which uses a literal part of the title) works:

ControlSend('AutoIt Forums', '', 'MozillaWindowClass1', '^s')

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Very oddly enough, I wasn't able to make this approach work:

ControlSend('AutoIt Forums', '', 'MozillaWindowClass1', '^s')
I am so stupid B)

This is what I tried, too. But I swapped two letters. I used "MozillaWindowCalss1".

Now it works :o

Regards,

Buffo

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Very oddly enough, I wasn't able to make this approach work:

Opt('WinTitleMatchMode', 4)
ControlSend('ClassName=MozillaWindowClass', '', 'MozillaWindowClass1', '^s')

even though WinGetHandle('ClassName=MozillaWindowClass') returns a handle.

For anyone who's interested, this was because a handle to a window that wasn't the browser was being returned. This means that if you want to find a Firefox browser window without knowing its title, you'll need to search by class (which will return a few windows) and then look for a window with a certain amount of controls or something. Fiddly but doable.

Why Mozilla decide not to give their software windows meaningful class names in the first place is beyond me though.

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