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Script to minimize to tray Windows Live Messenger

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hello,

I'm a newbie with autoit. i want to make a script to put Windows Live Messenger to system tray or bring up messenger if it is minimized.

after that, i will call this script with hotkey.

Can you help me please!!!

thank you for your help.

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Messenger Plus does that, and you get tons of other cool features.

And with AutoIT:

Messenger always go to system tray when you Hit "X".

So, use WinClose command, and to bring it back again Run command can work.

For the hotkey there are plenty of post about that in forum.

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

hello,

I'm a newbie with autoit. i want to make a script to put Windows Live Messenger to system tray or bring up messenger if it is minimized.

after that, i will call this script with hotkey.

Can you help me please!!!

thank you for your help.

Please be more specific,,,, i could done something better if i knew what excacly you want...

this is an example of what you want:

$maingui = GUICreate("TEST", 500, 400)
GUISetState(@SW_HIDE, $maingui)

HotKeySet("a", "_restore")

While 1
    if WinExists("Windows Live Messenger") Then
  WinSetState ("Windows Live Messenger", "", @SW_RESTORE)
Else
    WinClose("Windows Live Messenger")
EndIf   
  WEnd

Func _restore()
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $maingui)
EndFunc
Edited by c4nm7

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Ok !, i'm gonna be more specific.

i already have my hotkey software.

i want an autoit script that minimize or restore windows live messenger.

the script require no gui.

when a run the script, "messenger" will pop-up or goes to the system tray.

after that, i will assign a hotkey (with my hotkey software) to that script.

i hope it is enough specific for you.

i have tested your code, i saved to an au3 script. i run the script. press de "a"" button but it will do nothing accept to bring a empty window named "TEST"

thanks for you help!

and sorry for my bad english. i'm french for canada (québec)

bye.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Try that one.

HotKeySet("c", "check")
While 1
    Sleep(100)
WEnd

Func check()
If WinExists("Windows Live Messenger") Then
    WinClose("Windows Live Messenger")
Else
    Run(@ProgramFilesDir & "\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe")
EndIf
EndFunc

I use run because MSN by default allow only 1 instance running, so it just bring back the window.

Edited by retghy

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After reading your last post I think you could use only a part of the script I wrote because you have an external Hotkey program.

If WinExists("Windows Live Messenger") Then
    WinClose("Windows Live Messenger")
Else
    Run(@ProgramFilesDir & "\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe")
EndIf

That would be it :)

Let us know if it worked for you.

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yeah!!!

it work great!!!

thanks a lot.

Some tweak....

there is possibility to hide the script icon that appear 1 seconde during de execution of the script? if yes how to do that.

To restore "Windows Live Messenger" you run the application again, there is a possibility to simply tell the wlm to simpye restore instead of rerun app.?

thanks!

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

sorry misunderstood what u said , and i thought that hotkey is only for making your custom GUI visible...

#NoTrayIcon
If ProcessExists("msnmsgr.exe") = 0 Then
    Sleep(100)
Else
    If WinExists("Windows Live Messenger") Then
        WinClose("Windows Live Messenger")
    Else
        Run(@ProgramFilesDir & "\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe")
    EndIf
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this might be the completed

Edited by c4nm7

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