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Hello

I am a beginner in Autoit scripts I need your help in understanding how HotKeySet functions. I read the manual and tried few examples of HotKetSet but somehow when I tried this simple script is not working.

HotKeySet("#n", "openNotepad")

Func openNotepad() 
    ToolTip('Script for opening notepad',0,0)
    run("Notepad.exe")
    WinActivate("Untitled - Notepad")
    WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")
    Send("This seems to work")

EndFunc

I run this script but it is not displayed in tray icons, it flashes and exits. Could someone explain me why this script fails?

Thanks!

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Melba23

AutoMate,

You need to keep the script active - use a While...WEnd loop like this:

HotKeySet("{ESC}", "_exit")
HotKeySet("+!d", "getmsg");Shift-Alt-d

MsgBox(0, "Hot Key Check", "Hot Key Check")

While 1
    Sleep(10)   ; Important or you max out the CPU
WEnd

Func getmsg()
       MsgBox(0, "Hot Key Check", "It Works")
EndFunc

Func _exit()
       ToolTip("Script terminated")
        Exit 0
EndFunc

M23


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AutoMate

AutoMate,

You need to keep the script active - use a While...WEnd loop like this:

HotKeySet("{ESC}", "_exit")
HotKeySet("+!d", "getmsg");Shift-Alt-d

MsgBox(0, "Hot Key Check", "Hot Key Check")

While 1
    Sleep(10)  ; Important or you max out the CPU
WEnd

Func getmsg()
       MsgBox(0, "Hot Key Check", "It Works")
EndFunc

Func _exit()
       ToolTip("Script terminated")
        Exit 0
EndFunc

M23

Thanks for the quick reply

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