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Is MouseMove() supposed to move the  Mouse pointer (the arrow) or the text cursor (the I beam) ?

What units are the X & Y coordinates for the mouse ?

When I run the following code (copied from the examples directory, and put into a loop)

The mouse pointer just wiggles a very small amount. I can't seem to make it move from the right side of the screen to the left 

 

Local $loopCount = 0
Local $maxLoops = 10

While $loopCount < $maxLoops

    MouseMove(10, 100,0) ; Move the mouse cursor to the x, y position of 10, 100.
    Sleep(400)
    MouseMove(10000, 100, 0) ; Move the mouse cursor to the x, y position of 700, 700 and move instantly.
    $loopCount = $loopCount + 1
    Sleep(400)
WEnd

 

Thanks

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3 hours ago, cappy2112 said:

The mouse pointer just wiggles a very small amount.

No surprise, since you set two absolute mouse positions, and repeat this $maxLoops times. The coordiants are not changed within the loop.

Check this example :

Local $iMousePosX = 700, $iMousePosY = 700, $iMaxLoops = 500
MouseMove($iMousePosX, $iMousePosY, 0)
For $iLoopCount = 1 To $iMaxLoops Step 10
    MouseMove($iMousePosX-$iLoopCount, $iMousePosy, 2)
Next

MouseMove($iMousePosX, $iMousePosY, 0)
For $iLoopCount = 1 To $iMaxLoops Step 10
    MouseMove($iMousePosX-$iLoopCount, $iMousePosy-$iLoopCount, 2)
Next

 

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8 hours ago, cappy2112 said:

I can't seem to make it move from the right side of the screen to the left 

Just out of curiosity : What is the reason for the loop? If you only want to move the mouse cursor from one point to another, then the following is sufficient:

; Variant 1 : set coordinates directly
MouseMove(700,700, 0) ; starting position
MouseMove(10,100, 50) ; speed set to 50 so you can see the effect

; Variant 2 : coordinates as array
Local $aPoint1[2] = [700, 700]
Local $aPoint2[2] = [10, 100]
MouseMove($aPoint1[0], $aPoint1[1], 0)
MouseMove($aPoint2[0], $aPoint2[1], 50)

 

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11 hours ago, Musashi said:

No surprise, since you set two absolute mouse positions, and repeat this $maxLoops times. The coordiants are not changed within the loop.

Check this example :

Local $iMousePosX = 700, $iMousePosY = 700, $iMaxLoops = 500
MouseMove($iMousePosX, $iMousePosY, 0)
For $iLoopCount = 1 To $iMaxLoops Step 10
    MouseMove($iMousePosX-$iLoopCount, $iMousePosy, 2)
Next

MouseMove($iMousePosX, $iMousePosY, 0)
For $iLoopCount = 1 To $iMaxLoops Step 10
    MouseMove($iMousePosX-$iLoopCount, $iMousePosy-$iLoopCount, 2)
Next

 

Do you not see the two calls to MouseMove() with different x coordinates?

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Your code, as is, does not make my mouse just "wiggle", it moves from right to left horizontally, then returns to starting point and moves right to left diagonally.

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@cappy2112 you are not clear on your question. To me it looks your mouse position is way off unless you really have a huge screen

this works for me as you should calculate your location based on desktopwidth and desktopheight

Local $loopCount = 0
Local $maxLoops = 4
consolewrite(@Desktopwidth & @CRLF)
consolewrite(@DesktopHeight & @CRLF)
While $loopCount < $maxLoops

    MouseMove(10, 100,0) ; Move the mouse cursor to the x, y position of 10, 100.
    Sleep(400)
    MouseMove(@Desktopwidth-100, 100, 0) ; Move the mouse cursor to the x, y position of 700, 700 and move instantly.
    $loopCount = $loopCount + 1
    Sleep(400)
 WEnd

 

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5 hours ago, Musashi said:

Just out of curiosity : What is the reason for the loop? If you only want to move the mouse cursor from one point to another, then the following is sufficient:

; Variant 1 : set coordinates directly
MouseMove(700,700, 0) ; starting position
MouseMove(10,100, 50) ; speed set to 50 so you can see the effect

; Variant 2 : coordinates as array
Local $aPoint1[2] = [700, 700]
Local $aPoint2[2] = [10, 100]
MouseMove($aPoint1[0], $aPoint1[1], 0)
MouseMove($aPoint2[0], $aPoint2[1], 50)

 

So that I can see the movement. I know the coordinate unites are very small (in pixels ??), I wanted to verify that I could see some movement,

so I repeated the same mousemove() call many times.

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1 hour ago, JLogan3o13 said:

Your code, as is, does not make my mouse just "wiggle", it moves from right to left horizontally, then returns to starting point and moves right to left diagonally.

Well, I don't see anything move other than tht Mouse Arrow pointer, it's just pivoting left & right, but only a small amount.

My monitors are 24 inches wide, so the desktop size is probably 1980 & 1600 (or close to that).

 

Are video attachments allowed? Can I attach a small video from my phone to show you?

 

Noone has answered my question- What is supposed to move? The mouse arrow pointer, or the I-Beam cursor?

 

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