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Hi *.

I have to write a script that mentions if the mouse cursor (inside an application) is changing.

Unfortunatly "MouseGetCursor" returns ID 0 (Unknown) for both cursors.

--> Can't use "MouseGetCursor"

"PixelGetColor" is not able to get the color from a pixel of a mouse cursor icon. It always returns the color code of the underneath pixel.

--> Can't use "PixelGetColor"

Even examining a screenshot is not that easy, cause Windows clipboard screenshots and Lazycats DLL are not showing the mouse cursor.

--> Can't examine screenshot.

Help i am stuck. I am pretty sure the problem is, that i have too little knowlege of AutoIt. I already searched the forum and found a similar question but no detailed answer. There must be an _easy_ way to do this, without having another thousand lines of code in my script.

Thanks in advance.

Ciao, J.

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Hi,

Did u try this example ?

sleep(2000) ;allow time to move mouse before reporting ID

;create an array that tells us the meaning of an ID Number
$IDs = StringSplit("AppStarting|Arrow|Cross|Help|IBeam|Icon|No|_
Size|SizeAll|SizeNESW|SizeNS|SizeNWSE|SizeWE|UpArrow|Wait", "|")
$IDs[0] = "Unknown"

$cursor = MouseGetCursor()
MsgBox(4096, "ID = " & $cursor, "Which means " & $IDs[$cursor])

Works fine here.

Andre

What about Windows without using AutoIt ?It would be the same as driving a car without an steering Wheel!
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Unfortunatly "MouseGetCursor" returns ID 0 (Unknown) for both cursors.

It returns Zero (Unkown) for both cursors (the cursors are non standard).

Edited by <J>
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perhaps an stupid question, why monitor the mouse cursor ?

Is there something else to monitor to do what u want ?

Andre

What about Windows without using AutoIt ?It would be the same as driving a car without an steering Wheel!
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and what about this ?

PixelChecksum

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Generates a checksum for a region of pixels.

PixelChecksum ( left, top, right, bottom [, step] )

What about Windows without using AutoIt ?It would be the same as driving a car without an steering Wheel!
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"PixelChecksum" (like "PixelGetColor") disregards the mouse icon pixel colors and only checksum the pixel colors underneath the mouse cursor icon. Additonally "PixelChecksum" is checking all pixels within an rectangle, that would include some pixels of the "dynamic" background, wich will lead to a permanently changing checksum.

Imagine: A full screen video with clickable areas at alternating coordinates. These areas could only be identified by a cursor change from a "X"-Symbol to a "Hand"-Symbol.

Edited by <J>
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  • 1 year later...

It returns Zero (Unkown) for both cursors (the cursors are non standard).

im looking for the same thing

the cursors r non standard and gives ID 0

so how to detect the cursor changed , is it possible with autoit if it r non standard cursors ?

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HI,

maybe you could use the position of the cursor to identify whether it changes. I think, I changes at a specific position. Or you could change the cursor when you want to.

So long,

Mega

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HI,

maybe you could use the position of the cursor to identify whether it changes. I think, I changes at a specific position. Or you could change the cursor when you want to.

So long,

Mega

nope doesnt work position stays the same after cursor changed, good idea though, didnt had any left to try :D

Edited by neger
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Looks like I'm digging up a pretty old thread, but I'm running into the same issues. Wasnt able to find a solution searching around. Are there any new ways to detect a change or different color of the mousecursor when MouseGetCursor always returns 0, and pixelgetcolor ignores the mouse cursor?

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