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pretty good replacement.

I had 1 problem, quick fix was to comment out

_WinAPI_DestroyIcon($hIcon) in the _display_icon for it to work,error said "_Winapi_DestroyIcon: Cannot destroy object created by another thread."

also would be cool if you could add blur background instead of a black one when on vista/7.

Edit: Realtime update works great when aero is disabled, and if aero is enable there is a function for getting the window thumbnail.

Edited by Alek

[font="Impact"]Never fear, I is here.[/font]

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@sandin

Prety nice !  Good job :P

Keep it up

Cheers, FireFox.


 

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I can't get this to work. The script just crashes when I press Alt+Tab:

!>22:43:07 AutoIT3.exe ended.rc:-1073741819

Any ideas?

WBD

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@Alek:

another thread? hum, maybe this could be fixed if I make $hIcon var as global, instead of local.

And as for Vista, I'm not Vista's user, I still use WinXP SP3, I can't test any of those vista features.

and tnx for feedback :(

@JamesBrooks:

Thank you :P And ya, HotKeySet("!{TAB}", "_nothing") should block win xp's default alt+tab, but if you are using other application or vista's alt+tab func: _KeyboardProc should block it, actually "Return -1" should block it's alt+tab, but before "return -1" there are lots of stuff, if those stuff aren't done quickly enough you still get default alt+tab :D and I can't make "return -1" and then write the action :unsure: (I tried with adlibenable, but that was too slow)

@youknowwho4eva:

The problem is bigger then it seems, the picture doesn't get "blank" but only one single part of the window's screen shot get's blank, for example in Winamp it's playlist, in Firefox, it's main part where net content is displayed, for Total Commander are upper icons, etc... and I can't check that with pixels, cuz every window has different flaw in taking it's picture :D

@FireFox:

Tnx for positive feedback ;)

@WideBoyDixon:

Are you using latest AutoIt?

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I get a crash too as soon as I try the first ALT-TAB:

I see the dark GUI form with some icons at the bottom & the caption of the current window, but then but I get a message box with:

_WinAPI_DestroyIcon: Cannot destroy object created by another thread.

:P

I'm on XP Pro with SP3 and AutoIt 3.3.0.0

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@WideBoyDixon:

Are you using latest AutoIt?

Yes I am on both machines. I've just tried on my work machine and it works fine. Strange. It's a very nice script! I did notice, however, that the screenshot of my IE8 window didn't look right; is this because IE8 uses multiple iexplore threads to prevent one thread from crashing the whole application?

WBD

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update: fixed "_WinAPI_DestroyIcon: Cannot destroy object created by another thread" error.

@JamesBrooks:

enable 283 and 284 instead of 285 line in the script, that will eliminate picture's slide, and reduce time to send "return -1" to win's ALT+TAB, and won't detect win's ALT+TAB anymore, but it's not as pretty as with slider :P

@WideBoyDixon

I fixed that error you had before (exceeded array), and tested IE8, and ya, I noticed the same bug, it's cuz IE uses layered window with transparency, and therefore user32.dll "print window" function capture it as black square.

Edited by sandin

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Right now I'm using your alt tab script with my windows transitions script. Looks almost like a futuristic OS. Only thing is my screenshots of my programs is just the title bar. I could fix it.... Damn hitting x closed my script.... but anyways. To work around the screenshot issue your having, I think it would look nice if it were like the mac task bar. Where the program you have selected has a large icon, and the to next to it are slightly larger then the others on the list. That way you don't have to worry about Microsofts built in blocks.

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update: fixed "_WinAPI_DestroyIcon: Cannot destroy object created by another thread" error.

Thanks sandin, works great now!

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@JamesBrooks:

update: The white line should be fixed now :P

@youknowwho4eva

Ya, the "printWindow" function can print window in it's current state, if it's resized to minimum size, then you'll get only Screen shot of a title bar, also if your window is minimized, you'll get only title bar. Btw, I like the idea about larger icons, but icon will not be so pretty if it's resized.

@jaenster:

Ernnnm, I could use extra info, how many windows you had running on your desktop? Cuz I noticed there was crash error with number of windows less then 4, but I fixed this in last update.

@ResNullius:

I'm glad it worked :unsure:

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Still get the "_WinAPI_DestroyIcon: Cannot destroy object created by another thread" error.

I'm running the german version of Windows XP SP2 with Autoit 3.3.0


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