Modifying windows ui elements

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Hi, this is my first post ever on this board so I just hope I'm not making a mistake by posting here :)

This is my question : I was wondering if it was possible in autoit to modify an element from the windows explorer ui, for example in the start menu, I want to replace the search bar with another search bar from another program (in this case the program is called "everything" a file search engine)

I want to replace the white framed element in the first image with the black framed one in the second, since I can detect it with autoit windows info tool I think this might be possible



Many thanks for helping !

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I dont know of any way to do that. Unless someone does, i guess you're stuck with starting "everything" someway and use it. The most aprox. way to do something similar like windows has, is to have your program in tray running, and then when you hover over the icon, make it expand for example, and then do whatever.


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