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Can anyone please help a clueless newbie ?

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Hello guys,

I just want to do a simple thing (simple for you not for me hehe) i will explain:

I just want to make a script that keeps running on the backgroung (maybe with icontray if possible) and everytime i press ctrl+space it types 4 3 2 1

Ive been trying to do this opening a notepad and writing the numbers there, but it only opens the notepad.exe and nothing happens when i press ctrl+space.

I could do it without the hotkey thing, it opens and types correctly, but i cant get it to work with it.

So far thats my noob script:

Run("notepad.exe")

WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")

HotKeySet("{LCTRL}+{SPACE}", "keys")

Func keys()

Send("4")

Sleep(500)

Send("3")

Sleep(500)

Send("2")

Sleep(500)

Send("1")

EndFunc

I hope you guys can help me.

Thx a lot ! :P

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HotKeySet("^{SPACE}", "keys")
HotKeySet("{ESC}","Terminate")

Run("notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")

While 1
    Sleep(500)
WEnd

Func keys()
    Send("4321")
EndFunc

Func Terminate()
    Exit
EndFunc


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Your main problem was that your script had ended long before you were pressing the CTRL-SPACE. The while loop keeps your script alive so it can sense the hotkey being pressed.


[u]Helpful tips:[/u]If you want better answers to your questions, take the time to reproduce your issue in a small "stand alone" example script whenever possible. Also, make sure you tell us 1) what you tried, 2) what you expected to happen, and 3) what happened instead.[u]Useful links:[/u]BrettF's update to LxP's "How to AutoIt" pdfValuater's Autoit 1-2-3 Download page for the latest versions of Autoit and SciTE[quote]<glyph> For example - if you came in here asking "how do I use a jackhammer" we might ask "why do you need to use a jackhammer"<glyph> If the answer to the latter question is "to knock my grandmother's head off to let out the evil spirits that gave her cancer", then maybe the problem is actually unrelated to jackhammers[/quote]

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THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH MAN !!!!!!!!

AWESOME !!!!

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Alternative:

$sTitle = "Untitled - Notepad"
Opt("SendKeyDelay", 500)
HotKeySet("^{SPACE}", "keys")

Run("notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive( $sTitle )

While WinExists( $sTitle )
   sleep(500)
; some stuff here

WEnd
Exit

Func keys()
    IF NOT WinActive( $sTitle ) Then Return
    Send("4321")
    
; With Opt("SendKeyDelay", 500), these lines aren't neccesary
;Sleep(500)
;Send("3")
;Sleep(500)
;Send("2")
;Sleep(500)
;Send("1")
EndFunc
Edited by Josbe

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Thx a lot for you too Josbe, you guys are awesome !

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