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Hello guys, first and foremost, 

Thank you for this wonderful program. No i'm not a bot, but as my very first post and being the noob that i am, i have a question about the "MouseClick" function.


I wanted to add a slight movement from a specific location with my mouse before clicking. The movement would identify the mouse's presence, so i made this: 

          MouseClick("left", MouseGetPos(0), MouseGetPos(1), 1, 0)

I assume the right MouseGetPos(1) would indicate that the mouse would go slightly upwards (Y) or downwards from that current location(?) 

As a start, It seems to work as a movement, but i believe that the mouse's position would stray from its original position after some time, so i thought of adding a second MouseClick with a -1 value, but with that negative value, the mouse position would go all the way to the top of my screen.

Is there a way to revert the first movement so i can make a loop without worrying about the mouse's position from straying from its position? 

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Welcome to the AutoIt forums.


I assume the right MouseGetPos(1) would indicate that the mouse would go slightly upwards (Y) or downwards from that current location(?) 

What does the help file tell you about that function and the parameter values? The Help file should always be your first point of call - but to save you the trouble of looking:


MouseGetPos ( [dimension] )

Dimension Values
None Returns a two-element array containing the mouse coordinates: $aArray[0] = X coord (horizontal), $aArray[1] = Y coord (vertical)
0 Returns the X co-ordinate as an integer.
1 Returns the Y co-ordinate as an integer.

So that MousegetPos call will return the current Y-coordinate of the mouse - to move the mouse slightly upwards you would need to use:

MouseGetPos(1) - 1

because the Y-coordinates start at 0 at the top of the screen and increase as you descend.

The reason that the mouse went to the top of the screen when you used -1 as a parameter is because that is an undefined value for the parameter and so you are likely to get an undefined return - in this case I would suspect 0, which is why the mouse shoots off to the top of the screen.

Please ask if you have any questions on the above - and could I also suggest that you read the Forum rules before you post again. I am not accusing you of anything, but jittering the mouse position as you are trying to do is often associated with game-bots which we do not support.


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