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What is the proper way to exit a script?

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I have a script that performs size/move operations on an external application window. When the script finishes, I perform the following steps ($hWnd is the external window):

WinActivate($hWnd)
WinSetState($hWnd, "", @SW_ENABLE)
Exit

The problem is that (with multiple windows on the taskbar at the time my script exits), there is sometimes the inability to click on a specific entry and cause that application window to come to the front -- like Windows thinks it's already the top window, but it's not. Clicking on a different taskbar entry and then going back to the original clears the problem.

What other steps should I include to get things "back to normal" when exiting?

Thanks in advance.

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I have a script that performs size/move operations on an external application window. When the script finishes, I perform the following steps ($hWnd is the external window):

WinActivate($hWnd)
WinSetState($hWnd, "", @SW_ENABLE)
Exit

The problem is that (with multiple windows on the taskbar at the time my script exits), there is sometimes the inability to click on a specific entry and cause that application window to come to the front -- like Windows thinks it's already the top window, but it's not. Clicking on a different taskbar entry and then going back to the original clears the problem.

What other steps should I include to get things "back to normal" when exiting?

Thanks in advance.

Take a look at WinWaitActive() and perhaps putting a short Sleep() delay in your script between window actions.

Other tricks would use something like

While WinExists("My Window")
   WinClose("My Window")
   Sleep(50)
Wend

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Take a look at WinWaitActive()

I added a WinWaitActive($hWnd) after the activate, plus a couple of delays -- but the result stayed the same. Oddly, the "inability to select of the first try" doesn't always happen. It seems to have something to do with which was the last top window. I added a pause as the very last step in my script and found that I can ALWAYS select other windows up until my script times out and exits -- which then brings on the problem. I'll continue to experiment.

Thanks for the response.

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