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Random window activation?

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Pretty simple question. Can anyone explain what determines whether a ControlClick or ControlSend (in an inactive window) will steal focus or activate the window? It's totally random for me, and this has always been a problem with AutoIt through many scripts. Failing that, is there any way to force a window to stay inactive or hidden and never steal focus?

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

ControlSend() can send to an inactive window (minimized or background). :)

I've never used ControlClick() but I think you would have to specify a controlID? With ControlSend() you can just send keys directly to the window.

EDIT: ControlSend() shouldn't active the window muttley

Edited by muzle6074

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Er, yes, I know it shouldn't. My problem is that using ControlClick and ControlSend randomly steals focus or activates a window which is inactive, minimized, or hidden. ControlSetText does this to me every time, as well.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

As far as I can remember, neither ControlSend, nor ControlClick, and ControlSetText has never focused the window it was used on. muttley

Edit:

Does it happen on all windows? or is it just one particular one?

Edited by FreeFry

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