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On 6/17/2017 at 12:23 AM, anthonyjr2 said:

I have come across a weird issue that I am not sure how to solve. For some reason, whenever I call WinActivate in certain scenarios instead of opening the single window that already exists, it will create a new blank tab. It should be able to be recreated with this:

AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

Sleep(1000)

For $i=0 To 10
    WinActivate("Internet Explorer")
Next

I am not actually doing this in my code, it is just to demonstrate the fact that new tabs keep popping up. Does anyone know why this happens?

 

EDIT: So I am not sure how reproducible this is, because it only happens every once in a while for me. I will update with more info if I find out anything.

I tried your given code and sure enough, found the bug you described,

However, I tried the following modification which seems to have solved the bug for me

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode",2)
For $i=0 To 10
    WinActivate("Notepad++")
    Sleep(100)
    WinActivate("Internet Explorer")
Next

FYI, I edit the autoit code in Notepad++ and run it directly from a shortcut called "Shell execute current file".

But, however, if you change the above code to 

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode",2)
For $i=0 To 10
    WinActivate("Notepad++")
    Sleep(100)
    WinActivate("Internet Explorer")
    WinActivate("Internet Explorer")
Next

the bug reappears in almost 100% of the attempts. Maybe there's a clue here.

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