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Hi,

I haven't been using AutoIt in a long time and decided to use it for a small automation task. I have a Win8.1 64 bit machine and simply ran the first tutorial:

 

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Run("notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")
Send("This is some text.")

The notepad window opens all right but there is no text written in the notepad application. Putting #requireadmin doesn't change the behavior. I have looked through the forum and stack overflow and have not found anything specific (besides maybe the issue of being on a win8.1 system). I must be doing something very wrong. Thanks in advance for your time. 

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@somuchmars I have run the example on everything from WIN7 to Win10 and back again, and it works for me.  Is the Notepad window actually becoming active?

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You could try something like this:

Run("notepad.exe")
Sleep(1000)
WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")
Send("This is some text.")

Or this:

Run("notepad.exe")
Sleep(1000)
WinActivate("Untitled - Notepad")
Send("This is some text.")

 

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