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Automating Internet Explorer using Selenium C#

Q: Automating Internet Explorer using Selenium C#

Hi all,
I am facing an issue when automation IE 11 with Selenium C#.
clicking on a specific link is opening new window, where the expected behaviour is to open the link in a new tab. When manually trying to do the same scenario, the expected result is obtained where as the problem arise when trying to do the same using
automation. the behaviour is working fine with automation in Chrome, Firefox and Edge.
Selenium Webdriver Version :3.3
IE version: 11
IEDriverServer version :
Kindly let me know if more information required.

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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I have been having issues with my WD MyCloud NAS not showing up under Network on the left navigation pane of File Explorer. I am able to access the NAS by entering the host name (\\WDMYCLOUD) in the address bar in File Explorer. I was able to find a solution that fixes this and makes my NAS appear in Network as expected. The solution involved running Command Prompt as Admin, executing some commands, then restarting the computer.

What I would like to do is automate this process by creating a batch file that will:

Open Command Prompt as AdminAutomatically enter specific commandsClose Command PromptRestart the computer

The problem is I don't know anything about how to code batch files in order to accomplish this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:NAS not appearing under Network in File Explorer - Automating the Fix

Originally Posted by Inkedxx

I have been having issues with my WD MyCloud NAS not showing up under Network on the left navigation pane of File Explorer. I am able to access the NAS by entering the host name (\\WDMYCLOUD) in the address bar in File Explorer. I was able to find a solution that fixes this and makes my NAS appear in Network as expected. The solution involved running Command Prompt as Admin, executing some commands, then restarting the computer.

What I would like to do is automate this process by creating a batch file that will:

Open Command Prompt as AdminAutomatically enter specific commandsClose Command PromptRestart the computer

The problem is I don't know anything about how to code batch files in order to accomplish this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hi there
I'm not an expert at these things but this should work.

1) open a text file with notepad
2) enter your commands line by line. one command per line
3) save file with suffix .bat or .cmd
4) use file explorer to get to the file.
5) double click on it to see if it works (cmd / bat extensions should be interpreted by Windows as command type of stuff).
6) if it works right mouse vlick against the file in file explorer
7) set send to desktop (create short cut)
8) now you've got a desktop application when you want to run it - just double click the desktop short cut you created.

Note - to run by default in Administrator mode I think in the propertie... Read more

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Hi all,

I'm getting issue in starting selenium. Actually my thread class has selenium.start() in run() method. So when I'm using below lines of code,

//some another class
class someclass{

ScrapeThread nidleThread = new ScrapeThread("nidleThread");
Thread scraper = new Thread(niidleThread);

as thread.start() method internally calls run() method, so in run() method of thread class only first two three lines of code are getting executed and when it executes comes to selenium.start() and executes, then selenium is giving issue in starting means I can see only two commands getting executed in command history of selenium remote and then getting struck there.

But when i m using below code and directly calling the run() method of my thread class

//some another class
class someclass{
ScrapeThread nidleThread = new ScrapeThread("nidleThread");
here it's working properly and I'm getting proper output as I want.

What could be the issue in starting selenium when I'm executing the thread in normal way i.e. by calling scrapper.start() method?

//in thread class
selenium = new DefaultSelenium(config.getHost(), Integer.parseInt(config.getPort()), config.getBrowser(), config.getUrl());
Thanks in advance

A:Problem in starting selenium

Which Selenium are you trying to run IDE or RC?

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there 60+ scripts in my project ,when i run my bat file. only 3 scripts run.what might be the issue

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I am running Windows 7 home premium

I have tried to create a batch file that should run Selenium RC but the path is coming up incorrect.
The batch file is coded like this :And saved as a bat.

@echo off
START "c:\selenium\selenium-remote-control-1.0.3\selenium-server-1.0.3\java -jar selenium-server.jar"

The cmd opens up but I get this in the cmd windows

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


A:Creating A Batch file to run Selenium RC

please do not duplicate posts
I have moved the reply from this post to your other post here
closing this one

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I have an issue regarding the use of Selenium on one of my Servers. I am trying to take a screenshot over IE using Selenium, its returning with a black screen. The user is not logged on remotely on the server to perform this task. Do you have a fix/workaround
for this type of task?

Server version of IE: 11.0.9600
Selenium Webdriver for IE: 3.150.1
Windows Server version: Windows Server 2012 R2

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when I am manually clicking on a link it opens a new tab but while I am doing automation its opening as a new window but in console its showing that it has not switched to the new window and is not able to perform any other operation on the new window
And according to the script it should click on a link, switch the new window and perform operations on the new window.
IE VERSION IS IE-11 Windows7. Here is my code,

Set<String> handles = driver.getWindowHandles();  
Iterator<String> itr = handles.iterator();    
Object   firstHandle = itr.next();    
Object   lastHandle = firstHandle;    
while (itr.hasNext()) {      
lastHandle = itr.next();                        
I am not able to switch to the new window .

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Attempts to install Selenium Server as a service (using nssm) in Windows 10 fail with

Unexpected status SERVICE_PAUSED on nssm start selenium-server

Selenium is selenium-server-standalone-2.53.0.jar. nssm is 2.24. OS is Windows 10, 1511, 32-bit.

Event viewer says

Service selenium-server ran for less than 1500 milliseconds. Restart will be delayed by 16000 milliseconds

The objective is to run acceptance tests of a Symfony application using codeception. PhantomJS has been abandoned as it does not accommodate javascript popups or jquery dialog boxes.

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Not sure if this question belong in this part of the forum.
So recently our company has just installed a mandatory update that broke Internet Explorer in many ways and Selenium WebDriver is one of them. For more info, I'm using Selenium in C# and we are NOT allowed to roll back any mandatory update (only adjust parts
of GPL but we have to have compelling evidence). The last time we installed any update was on 04/22/2019, Last Windows 10 Security update that we got was KB4493478 and KB4493441)
So after the update happens, Selenium Sendkeys runs extremely slow on the website (1 letter per 1-2 seconds). Before that, we ran the same exact code on the same exact website and it ran fine. I tried looking up some additional help but to no avail at this
point. Any idea may help!
Thanks a lot!

Benedict Wolf

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I am trying to run a automated test in IE 8 with Perl and Selenium RC. The Selenium RC server is freezes up at this point: (1 0:59:57.675 INFO - Launching Internet Explorer HTA...) and then locks up.
At the Perl prompt I get the Error message: (Error requesting http://localhost:4444/selenium-server/driver/: 500 read timeout # Looks like your test exited with 255 before it could output anything.
The browser does open up but the test site does not launch. Has anyone every experience this problem. (Fire Fox runs great I am only having the problem in iexplore 8
Selenium RC Server command: java -jar selenium-server.jar


A:Perl & Selenium RC unable to lunch test site in iexplore 8

no one knows

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Please refer photos.
I am using Internet Explorer 11 from Program Files folder which supposedly launches 64 bit applications. This Internet Explorer 11 settings from Tools Options of Custom Level and Advanced tabs Security features were if selected; Internet Explorer
11 64 bit simply refuses to load websites with host of other truly funny messages like US DOD official website found 'Not Secure' or Microsoft's own msftconnect.com 'This website is not secure' etc., with other websites like default Internet Explorer 11 webpage
doesn't loads fast enough even though all options favours fast loading with Advanced security features; WHY? this ultimately stops after all settings are set to default without single modification in Custom Settings or Advance Security features.
This coupled with Microsoft Edge's unpredictable website loading with frequent Network's internet connection disconnecting to the brink of unusability; nothing; even Microsoft Edge Reset won't resolve these scenarios.
And now Microsoft Edge DEV; with all above said problems and beta version errings uses 1.5 GB of 4G ISP full speed memory to send computer information to Microsoft within half day of 12 hrs. day, rest of day goes with crawling speed of ISP setted 64 Kbps
in short without internet connection; this happening on all days Microsoft Edge DEV use; now a days I use only Internet Explorer 11 64 bit strictly with Default Level & Advance Security features Resetted instead of selecting app... Read more

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Google has been redirecting, google images will only load a certain number of images and internet explorer opens randomly, when I do not even have it installed or use it. Also, phantom music/ads/speaking play when no programs or windows are open. I have run rkill, MalwareBytes and TDSS killer with no infected files being found. And that's where the extent of my knowledge runs out! You guys have helped me fix everything else, but now I finally need to post as I cannot finx this one based on other advice.
Much appreciated,

A:Google redirect and randomly opening Internet Explorer (I dont even HAVE internet explorer!)

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we are currently facing a problem with our SharePoint Site crashing the Internet Explorer 10. We have no idea which custom code triggers this crash and why.

We have no Problem with IE9, IE11, Chrome or FireFox.If we change the tab while loading the page in the IE10 and switch back, everything works fine.It crashes on all Windows 7 Systems tested so far. Seems to be no Policy problem.All Addons disabled, same problemCleared cached Data, same problem
Any idea how to debug this issue?
With kind regards!

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I have been whacking my head against the wall. I have removed all entries that Ad-Ware can find. I have the most recent version of Adrware SE and the most recent definition files.

I keep getting "An Error Has Occurred in Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer will now close." Any help would be appreciated tremendously. Here is my hijak log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:39:07 AM, on 10/16/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\View... Read more

A:Solved: An Error Has Occured In Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer will now close - HIJACK

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Hi, i am new at this, so bear with me lol

We have just moved our XP computer into the living room, and connected it to a 58kb dial-up connection. We installed AVG 8 and everything was running fine

Now we've installed Windows Live OneCare Family safety on the machine so we can monitor my borther and sisters internet usage.

Now, the computer runs extremely slowely, Windows Explorer continually crashes, meaning we have great difficulty opening My Documents, and My Computer or anything that requires Explorer to open

As well as this, now the internet is majorly slow... even for bloomin dial-up, we used to get at least 9kbps, but now its shot down to between 2.5 and 1.5 kbps

AVG is now continuously scanning... even outside of scheduled scans, and constantly wants to update :S

And finally, i have now noticed that small files i dont use very frequently have begun to dissapear from the system!!! music files, images, word docs etc.

We have tried defragging it, scandisk, using AdAware SE Personal 2005, AVG Scans, and they all come up with negligeable results.

As well as this, now the pc wont install files for Trend Micro Online scans to run... so we cant even work it out that way :S

I have a suspicion this could be something to do with OneCare, or Multiple Viruses in the system that have somehow hidden themselves from AVG



This sounds like a virus, have you tried running a hijackthis log?

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I am used Exists activity for the popup but not able to reach it and is throwing me.
Cannot communicate with internet explorer browser.

Plz help me for issues/alternatives.

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I am using internet Explorer 11 to access the www.nemsis.org site and when I go to access http://www.nemsis.org/media/CustomElementLibrary/ .

I get the error message below:

I can use Chrome just fine to access the page. I have a coworker who can access just it just fine and he is using Internet Explorer 11 and was also able to access on Firefox. Is there something I am missing to access it? The page should display a map.

Thank you in advanced.

A:Using Internet Explorer 11 but site displays warning that I need internet Explorer 9 or higher.

Answered my own question. Apparently if I place a check in the "Use Microsofts Compatibility list and uncheck the "Displa intranet sites in Compatibility View" it works. 

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Hi.. I don't know if this is the right section, please correct me if it's wrong. Here is the problem:

My Internet Explorer 7 gives the error: "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". I cannot complete the troubleshooting. It states that there might be a problem with my firewall settings. But my Firefox works perfectly on this computer. I have completed all the steps given in this link. However, it didn't work. I cannot run MSN right now because of this. And this is not a problem that developed recently, on this computer I have never managed to run Internet Explorer.

And another point to mention: Whenever I try to visit a site via IE7, before giving "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" error, on the status-bar I see a warning for a second such that a "dns error" or something.

I have also searched this forum for this, I have found some posts consisting HJT logs but could not reached a solution for my problem. Could you please help? Thank you.

A:Solved: Internet Explorer 7 gives the error: "Internet Explorer cannot display the we

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Hi All.
a technical issue I have now and it become very critical, in our organization there is about 800 PC. we have a clone image to deploy and all of the PCs with the same installation files.
to control IE , we used IE 10 Admin kit to create a customized internet explorer version. and now it become critical issue as IE now running out of day

we can't update Internet explorer from version 10 which installed by IE Admin kit to version 11 and it always give me error..

I tried to install perquisite updates to upgrade from version 10 to version 11 .. it didn't success.
I tried to install IE 11 " offlice installation" it didn't work.
I tried to have IE 11 package created by IE 11 admin kit to update IE 10 ,.. it didn't success ..

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I find myself routinely repeating certain configurations on the workstations in our enterprise. I'd like to be able to create a batch file, script, or some other method of automating the process. When I talk about configurations I mean simple things like setting a fixed pagefile of a certain size, turning off various foo-foo effects found under display properties...things of that nature.

I've never done any scripting but I'd like to learn. Any good online resources? Also, I'd imagine someone has developed a utilitie (an autoscripter of sorts) that provides a GUI front end to allow you to configure your settings and then compile a script for you.

Finally, anyone know where I can find a list of command line arguments that will do some of these things so that I can include them in batch files. There must be some useful batch programming tools available?

Thanks in advance!

A:Automating OS Configurations

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Say if i wanted to reformat my computer but I wanted to avoid downloading all those updates that I downloaded which ends up taking up a day of my life every month, how do I go about doing that?, somebody mentioned doing a image copy or something like that anyway what does that mean and how would that help (do you just copy all the files off a image on a disc and paste them in the windows directory or something? Is there a way of getting your basic security files,drivers and programs that you would install everytime you reformat automatically installed everytime you reformat?

A:Automating Re-Format

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How do you automate the computer to stand by at a certain time?

All help would be appreciated!!!


A:automating the computer?

Hmm, I don't think there's a way to do that in Windows. But you could use a third-party utility such as PowerOff (it's free, of course).

Does that help?

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I have about a thousand or so documents that I will be inputing to my PC using a memory card (from a digital camera). I will be burning two or three of these photos onto a blank CD because each CD has to be sent to a different person. Is there a way that I can automate this process down to a single click of the mouse (for each CDR)


A:automating process

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Not sure if i am in the right forum but here goes

I have recently moved away from home due to work commitments but still have kept my broadband and usually go home most weekends. What I would like to do is to be able to automate my downloads in programs such as DC++ or Kazaa,

So for example when my sister logs into the pc under her user name, my downloads begin. Does anyone know how I would set this up. The OS i am using is Windows 2000. I thought of one idea and that is to put applications such as kazaa and dc++ into the startup folder, so as soon as she logs in they automatically start.

I hoping that if i do this, by the time i get home on the weekends, the downloads will have either finished or on there way to being finished

Is there any other ways to do this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:automating downlloads

See if there is a setting in KaZaa itself to open on startup. That's all I can think of.

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Is there a way in Windows XP/2000/NT/98/ME to set up a task to run at a specific time and automate the process? I know you can use "task scheduler" or something to that affect, depending on the OS, but if I schedule "Disk Cleanup" to run (in XP) at a specific time, the scheduler will bring up the program, but will await input from the user. I would like to stay away from third party apps, and would like to learn how to do this (if it can be done) with the programs in each OS. If there is a free app out there...by all means, let me know, but I refuse to pay several hundred dollars for convince.

A:Automating tasks

You may want to use freeware third party tool(s).
There are many of them and some are better than Windows' Disk Cleanup.

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I recently got a new computer with Win XP. On my old one with Win 98 all I had to do to gain Internet access was click on my mail or IE icon and it would automatically dial up my ISP. I can't seem to get that to happen on XP. I have to click the dialup icon first then the other ones. Any one know how to set this up? Details please, I am a Gov bureaucrat. I can't do anything without detailed instructions. Preferably in crayola.



A:Automating Dial-Up

Right click my computer, choose manage. Expand services and applications, click on services, and make sure Remote Access Auto Connection Manager is set to automatic. You can do that by double clicking it, and in the drop down box, set it to automatic. If you're using anything but microsft's browser or e-mail, it has to be set to automatic, even if it's already running.
Then click on start, settings, network connections, click advanced, dial up preferences, and make sure there's a check mark in front of (the current location)
E n j o y

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I can a series of three queries that I need to run one after another for my final result set.
I would like them to run after clicking a command button.
How can I go about doing this? I have no clue as to what code needs to be inputted in my event procedure.

A:Automating Queries

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I'm trying to find help with Internet Explorer 6.

When I go to some pages, inespecific, all the windows of Internet Explorer that were opened suddenly closes.

I don't receive any error message, the program just finishs.

I'm using Windows XP Professional with SP2 and all the OS updates up to date through WindowsUpdate site.

I suppouse that Internet Explorer is damaged or corrupt, so I tryed re-installing SP2, but the problem continues.

I'm using Zone Alarm Free Edition and Avast Home Edition.

I've scanned the system with Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy but they couldn't find any problem.

I executed Hijackthis v1.99.1 but I can't identify any suspicious (I'm not expert). So I attach the Log File for your evaluation.

Please, any help will be very useful.

Buenos Aires - ARGENTINA



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 07:46:32 a.m., on 24/04/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\... Read more

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kindly accept my warm wishesh on the eve of Mary Christmas and New Year-2008.

I am facing problem with some websites particularly with www.licindia.com and some others.

I am using GPRS Wireless Connectivity through my mobile (Nokia-6020) to access the Internet, and the Mobile/GPRS Service Provider name is IDEA Cellular, India.

My OS config. is as under :-

Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)
Antivirus : Trend Micro pc-cillin internet security 2006 (8.550.1001/4.903.00)

each and Every s/w installed in my PC is up-to-date., and hence latest.

TRACERT file tracing "www.licindia.com" is as under :
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

F:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>TRACERT www.licindia.com

Tracing route to www.licindia.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 * * * Request timed out.
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 * * * Request timed out.
5 * * * Request timed out.
6 * * * Request timed out.
7 * * * Request timed out.
8 * * * Request timed out.
9 * * * Request timed out.
10 * * * Request timed out.
11 * * * Request timed out.
12 ... Read more

A:Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage (Moved from Internet Explorer)

will I get any support ?

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Im using XP and have IE6 SP1. So far the message only occurs when i exist the browser. I don't have a problem with firefox or any other browser.

A:an error occured in internet explorer. internet explorer will now close

Why do you only have SP1?

You have to update.

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I changed internet providers and now my browser won't work. I have good internet connection but can't get the browser to work. Please help me.

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It works, its just that when i close, i get that message.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:03:43 PM, on 11/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\NetZero\exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\msoffice.exe
C:\Program Files\NetZero\exec.exe
C:\Program Files\NetZero\qsacc\x1exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SSU.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearch
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Is kind of annoying that each time I minimize internet explorer and the current tab or web page is not load as the current web page if I have many other internet explorer tab opened after maximize again. I have to manually move the mouse pointer to the right internet explorer tab and select it or press the tab button.

Is there anyway to load the current internet explorer tab after minimize and maximize again?


A:How to load the same /current internet explorer tab after minimize internet explorer?

Funny but it does do that on my system! 3 tabs open on different pages.

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Has anyone found a way to automate program installation? For example if I have a fresh install of windows 8 and I have the installer for ccleaner, AVG and malwarebytes. Is there a way for me to take those .exe files and automate the entire installation process? I heard AutoHotkey might be able to do this but have not returned many search results.

A:Automating Program Installation

There were programs to do it in XP, Vista and W7 such as nLite vLite etc.. they installed Windows with a certain set of applications. If you are just talking about installing user applications the common method for companies is to install over the Lan.

For macro automation of installs a macro memorization program may be easier than AHK. With AHK unless you are doing a small number of key substitutions you have to learn a bit of programming. You can ask for help on the Autohotkey forums if you get stuck.

Edit: there are now 2 main user forums for AHK

AutoHotkey Community - share scripts and functions, get answers to your programming questions

Index page ? AHKScript

How many machines are you talking about?

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Hi ,

I need to automate the deployment of a .Net application keeping the following factors in mind:

- The process involves operations like copying folders ( from build machine to deployment m/c) , copying files, modifying config files etc.

- The deployment must start automatically after a successful build.

- The Build is done using Visual Build pro.

Any starting points on how I can do it.

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A non-profit group I work with from time to time has a Windows 98 SE system they use for office work. Their Intenet connection is by dial up. They use Outlook Express for e-mail. Over the weekends they get so much spam the ISP's server fills up and blocks any "real" e-mail. The ISP does not offer any type of spam filtering.

I think if we could automate the e-mail retrieval process over the weekend we could get around the problem. Of course the related problem is having to sift through a bunch of e-mail on Monday morning to get to the "real" e-mail. We're not opposed to using a filtering program if it could be automated (like Mailwasher Pro).

Can this be done? Is there a better solution?

A:Automating E-mail Retrieval

This issue is solved. I set up a task in Task Manager which starts Outlook Express once a day, connects via dial-up access, and retrieves e-mail. The dial-up connection is set to disconnect after 5 minutes of no activity. The only grief is that Outlook Express doesn't shut down. I think we can live with that for the time being. If this doesn't do it, we can set up another task to execute every 12 hours or so.

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I hope I'm in the right forum. I've been working with batch files to automate some maintenance and security features for a friend who does not know much about computers but needs some sort of system to keep her computer as clean as possible without her input as it would confuse her. I have a general working knowledge of how .bat files work but have only just begun to delve deeper into its finer points as I stumble across a problem. I have the computer all pretty much setup but I left this last thing to ask as it seems like it would be a little more complex than what I have been doing with batch files.

I am looking for a way to have a batch file activate when a certain event occurs. I want the batch file to automate updating particular applications like spybot. I know how to do that part of the batch. However, the computer uses a dial-up connection and is not on 24/7.

If it were my computer I would automate that feature using rasdial. But this is for a friend who is not computer savvy and they may not use the same ISP in the future so the connectoids may change thus making the automated rasdial feature ineffective as soon as an ISP change is made.

And that is the problem. It would be nice if the batch activates when a certain event occurs telling it that the computer is online so it can perform its updating task without relying on rasdial.

Any kind of advice is welcome. Also I would like to setup a counter of some sort in the batch so it does not activate eve... Read more

A:Automating and event triggers

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I'm about to embark on standardizing our MS Office installs throughout the organization, and to accomplish this I have to (for reasons I won't bother getting into...) uninstall the existing packages (same version) and then reinstall. Although I can automate the reinstallation with tools in the Office Resource Kit and a batch file, I don't know how to automate the uninstall. As far as I can tell there isn't a function in the ORK to do this since the Custom Install Wizard will only remove versions that differ from the one you're trying to install (eg. it will uninstall Office 97 if you're installing Office XP, but if you already run Office XP it won't bother to uninstall it).

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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I'm trying to automate what seems to be (for me anyway) an impossible feat using Excel.

The attached document shows the output from a Nortel contact centre agent reporting system. It produces a complete list of each agent's login/logout times during their shift. What I need to do is separate each agent's entry from the daily report, so that I can email it to them.

The Nortel system itself won't do that, it just gives the option of different formats, pdf, etc.

Until now, I have been doing this by hand, but it is cumbersome.

Ideally, I want Excel to automate the following

1. Extract individual agent data from the main report and paste it into a new worksheet or workbook for saving/emailing. This is complicated by the fact that the length of the report for each agent is different, and varies daily for all of them,depending upon the number of login/logout cycles.

2. Automatically highlight all login/logout entries in red

3. Lock the cells in the destination sheets' columns A to G inclusive, but leave column H unlocked - the reason I need this is because each agent receives this report to explain deviations from their scheduled times; they should be able to enter this in the column H rows once the sheet is protected, but not be able to manipulate the raw data in the rows under columns A to G.

Any help would be gratefully received. Thanks

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Is there a way to automate the execution of an Excel macro in a spreadsheet with no interaction from the user (i.e. using a script that is scheduled via a scheduler). I have an excel spreadsheet with a macro that needs to be executed each day and then mailed to a group of users. I'd like to somehow automate this so that it executes sometime after midnight, preferably on some sort of Windows NT server, then have it e-mail the results without any human interaction. Any thoughts on how to accomplish would be helpful.

A:Automating Excel Macros

There is a post on here where the user does something very similar. I will see if I can find it for you.

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I have a tablet running Windows 7. I want to connect it to my PC and automatically install wim file on it while the wim file will be taken from my PC and it will connect to the tablet using network connection (same network) and run a command line to do it.
Manually I do the following steps which I would like to automate:

Insert the disk-on-key with the wim file.   
Reboot the tablet.   
While rebooted, run from disk-on-key (click F12 and select the disk-on-key).   
Choose "Deploy an answer file"   
Choose the ?.wim? file from the disk-on-key on the browse window that was opened.   
Approve windows license.   
Format partition 1 and click next.   
The image installation starts.

Is there any way I can automate it ?

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I am trying to find a way to have my importing and formatting of an Excel worksheet automated in Access. I want to be able to click a button (cmdImport) on a form (frmUpdateRawData) and it will import Sheet 1 on an excel file (RawData.xls) to the table (tblRawData). However, before importing (or during), I want it to perform a couple of basic formatting tasks. The data comes in with a space at the beginning of each field - I want to trim that space off. Also, in two fields (Trainer Name and Mgr Name) the name comes in Last name, First - I want to separate these into two fields (LName, FName). I have very little experience with VBA and have no idea where to start. Anyone willing to show me what this might look like?

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I have writen a batch file which works okay, but basically I get prompted to enter a username and password and I have to hit enter after I enter each. Does anyone know how I can automate this so I dont have to enter these details??

The batch file is a .bat file extention


A:need help automating batch file


Originally Posted by compt


I have writen a batch file which works okay, but basically I get prompted to enter a username and password and I have to hit enter after I enter each. Does anyone know how I can automate this so I dont have to enter these details??

The batch file is a .bat file extention


Hi. . .

May I see the batch file?

You can attach it as a text file on a post.

thanks. . .


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Using the "Netplwiz" in the Run box, I was able to automate the sign in password upon initially booting up my machine. When I first start up my machine, it immediately goes to my desktop without asking for the password. So far, so good.

But when I put the computer to sleep and later wake it up, it asks for the password and won't return to the screen I left unless I put it in. Any suggestions?

A:Automating Password sign in

Hello zalman,

The tutorial below will show you how to turn off requiring password on wakeup.

Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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I ran sfc /scannow today and as usual, was annoyed by the constant "reply" button that must be checked to keep it running.

It is hard to imagine Microsoft releasing such an archaic method of doing this task and that made me wonder if anyone has improved on it?

Anyone know of a way to automate the "reply" button?


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I have a solution where I would like to implement a tool that can do the "Set-screen functionality".
It will be more or less what is done when you use "Windows-key + P"
I also need the tool to Control defaultscreen.
Have anyone tried this?

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