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How can I apply the style $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW to a regular window, such as firefox?

If that isn't possible, how can i set it on to and remove the item from the taskbar?

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

$newStyle = ...
$oldStyle = _WinAPI_GetWindowLong($hWnd, $GWL_STYLE)
_WinAPI_SetWindowLong($hWnd, $GWL_STYLE, BitOR($oldStyle, $newStyle))

In your case use GWL_EXSTYLE instead of GWL_STYLE because $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW is exstyle and not style

Edited by Zedna

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Im sorry, Im kinda new here at this.

Could you post the code that would do the entire thing? Its confusing for me :)

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Im sorry, Im kinda new here at this.

Could you post the code that would do the entire thing? Its confusing for me :)

#include <Constants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

$hWnd = WinGetHandle("Your window title", "Your window text")
$newStyle = $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW
$oldStyle = _WinAPI_GetWindowLong($hWnd, $GWL_EXSTYLE)
_WinAPI_SetWindowLong($hWnd, $GWL_EXSTYLE, BitOR($oldStyle, $newStyle))

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#include <Constants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

$hWnd = WinGetHandle("Your window title", "Your window text")
$newStyle = $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW
$oldStyle = _WinAPI_GetWindowLong($hWnd, $GWL_EXSTYLE)
_WinAPI_SetWindowLong($hWnd, $GWL_EXSTYLE, BitOR($oldStyle, $newStyle))

Thanks, but the window goes smaller, like the style does, but it isnt topmost, nor out of the taskbar

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I have seen some trick with setting parent to desktop window:

#include <Constants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

$hWnd = WinGetHandle("Your window title", "Your window text")
$parent = _WinAPI_GetDesktopWindow()
_WinAPI_SetParent($hWnd, $parent)

But it seems to not work too. Search forum. I'm sure there is answer for your question already.

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i searched, no luck :)

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Looking on msdn, i found WS_EX_APPWINDOW, which keeps the window in the bar, how do i subtract that now?

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Looking on msdn, i found WS_EX_APPWINDOW, which keeps the window in the bar, how do i subtract that now?

Try this:

#include <Constants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

$hWnd = WinGetHandle("Your window title", "Your window text")
$oldStyle = _WinAPI_GetWindowLong($hWnd, $GWL_EXSTYLE)
$newStyle = BitOR($oldStyle, $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW)
$newStyle = BitAND($newStyle, BitNOT($WS_EX_APPWINDOW))
_WinAPI_SetWindowLong($hWnd, $GWL_EXSTYLE, $newStyle)

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Try this:

#include <Constants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

$hWnd = WinGetHandle("Your window title", "Your window text")
$oldStyle = _WinAPI_GetWindowLong($hWnd, $GWL_EXSTYLE)
$newStyle = BitOR($oldStyle, $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW)
$newStyle = BitAND($newStyle, BitNOT($WS_EX_APPWINDOW))
_WinAPI_SetWindowLong($hWnd, $GWL_EXSTYLE, $newStyle)
nope dosnt work

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Its possible to load other applications through an AutoIt GUI, through that, you can define regular AutoIt GUI events... :P Hope that helped you a bit... :(

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