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How to temporarily deactivate script?

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I have a script that defines several hotkeys, but also that has a mode where (per the user's request) it disables itself. It issues these two steps, which causes it to suspend operation:

WinSetState($task, "", @SW_DISABLE)
    WinSetState($task, "", @SW_HIDE)

The disabling (and also re-enabling by clicking on the taskbar icon) works fine and the task window disappears, as expected. The problem is that the hotkeys (one of them is the Enter key) are still being "captured" by the task. For example, in trying to run Notepad, the enter key can't be used to form a new paragraph.

Is there some command to suspend the hotkey linkages? The documentation says this:

If you have paused the script by clicking on the AutoIt Tray icon, any hotkeys pressed during this paused state are ignored.

... but I haven't been able to locate a "pause" script step. Or do I have to unregister each hotkey every time the task goes into the suspended state?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Well, I'm not sure, but I think you will have to deactivate the hotkeys.

Sleep does not affect it, Ibelieve, because it just calls the functions anyway


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To unset the hotkey for the Enter key, you use this:

HotKeySet( "ENTER")

Without seeing your code, I could suspect that you need to study the use of the tray menus - study the Example in the help file under TrayCreateMenu


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To unset the hotkey for the Enter key, you use this: HotKeySet( "ENTER")

Thanks for the response ... but is it HotKeySet( "ENTER") or HotKeySet("{ENTER}")?

Regarding the use of tray menus, I'm actually trying to keep it ultra simple for the user -- click the icon to deactivate; click again to reactivate. Is there some downside or risk to doing it that way?

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You are correct, it is HotKeySet("{ENTER}") - this unsets the Enter key as a hotkey in your script.

As regards the tray - I couldn't tell from your description, just where the problem was except that you needed a way to unset a hotkey or maybe you just needed to provide more options using the tray - more simplicity for the user does not mean simpler code alway.

Post your code if you are having any more problems.


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