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Author Topic: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??  (Read 7085 times)

Curt

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Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« on: October 19, 2007, 06:48:50 PM »
Not skrommel's "AutoClick", but some auto-clicker ??

Some weeks ago I saw some program with the feature to auto-click annoying boxes / questions / popups, but have completely forgotten all about what was the name of it - and I don't recall if this feature was the sole purpose of the program, or just one of maybe many features. My problem right now is that my XP (still) is unstable, and at shutdown I will quite too often be told that this or that program is waiting for me to click some button. This is of course annoying / frustrating, because the PC won't close until the (F-rated) button has been clicked - even though I am using Brutus > "Kill hanging apps",- and I simply NEED some app  or another  to auto-click these totally stupid boxes.

I am (almost) certain such an app is around, but what is the name of it, please??   :tellme:

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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2007, 07:15:48 PM »
PTFBPro is one such app:  http://www.ptfbpro.com/

I tried it for its macro capabilities, but didn't take to it.

One problem that you'll have with solving this problem is that when Windows is shutting down I assume that it's as likely as not to have already shutdown whatever auto clicking program you have running before it gets around to trying to close the app that's causing your problems.  I don't know if there's a reliable way to have a program designated as 'the last program Windows should shut down'.

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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007, 07:31:16 PM »
You could try ClickOff at http://www.johannesh...r.com/en/index.shtml, but it may have the same problem mwb1100 mentioned. :-[

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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2007, 02:09:29 AM »
I should of course have told that I use Process Explorer as task manager and Startup Delayer as startup manager. One result of this combination is that (most of) the programs wil be closed in the same order they were started. So "all" I have to do is, to have the New Program starting as the last program, and it will also be the last to close.

Thank you for the links (they were both new to me).   :up:

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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2007, 02:59:31 AM »
... So "all" I have to do is, to have the New Program starting as the last program, and it will also be the last to close.

... no, not in the case of ClickOff. It turns out that ClickOff will not be placed in Start, but will move itself back - meaning that ClickOff always will be among the first programs to close. This is not too smart, I think, so I am off to write the author, and to test PTFBPro.

Edit: - but PTFBPro is $30, so I am kind of still in the need...

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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2007, 08:15:14 AM »
Just create a shortcut to force shutdown and your problem should be solved.
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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2007, 03:22:53 PM »
Edit: - but PTFBPro is $30, so I am kind of still in the need...

Yeah, I should have mentioned that PTFTBPro is not free.  There's an old thread here that points to the last free version of PFTB (as well as a couple other options):

http://www.donationc...index.php?topic=2773

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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2007, 06:23:00 PM »
Thanx for the link to the 1½ year old thread, mwb1100; good detective work!  :up:

So it was the 25 dollar Dialog Devil   that started me off - seems like a really fine program. I am testing the gratis ClickOff some more, though, and so far it will do - mainly, perhaps, because my PC has been acting decently today...

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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2007, 09:17:20 PM »

it's an alternative task scheduler, but also support acting on windows and send keypresses etc.
http://www.splinterw...products/wincron.htm

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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2007, 04:25:32 PM »
http://www.splinterw...products/wincron.htm

Quote from: System Scheduler's Helpfile
Mouse Clicks

In the Sendkeys field that is mostly used for sending keypresses, special keys and macros there is also a limited facility to send mouse clicks.

The mouse click command consists simply of indicating which button to click (left or right) and the co-ordinates on the screen (x,y) to click. With the ability of windows to be on different parts of the screen often it is difficult to get a mouse click to always click the right co-ordinates, sometimes running an application maximized will help to guarantee that your mouse click command will always hit the right button or other control.

I don't think I can use System Scheduler, because of "the co-ordinates on the screen". The various messages don't have the exact same size, so the buttons to click will not all show up at the same co-ordinate. Besides, I am using Dialog Move, and I really don't want to have to remember to leave my cursor at the exact same place at every shutdown. Furthermore, ClickOff is easy to learn how to use, but System Scheduler is difficult / tiresome to (not) figure out.

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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2007, 05:02:43 PM »
... So "all" I have to do is, to have the New Program starting as the last program, and it will also be the last to close.

... no, not in the case of ClickOff. It turns out that ClickOff will not be placed in Start, but will move itself back -

Sometimes it is good to be wrong!  :)

I shouldn't have tried to move ClickOff to Start. It turns out that merely adjusting the starting order, using Startup Delayer, was all it took. Now ClickOff is The Last to start, and, more important, The Last to close - meaning it can handle all of the shutdown procedure. Problem solved!

Thank you for trying to help me out, and extra thanx to kiwi2b for the link to ClickOff:up:

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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2007, 06:29:31 PM »
Glad to help. 8)

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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2008, 10:33:10 PM »
ClickWhen (timed mouse clicks)
Set up an automated mouse click to run on a window after a user-defined period of time.

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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2008, 11:03:01 PM »
PaladinMJ: in the future, try post links to the page itself or at least put some description of the program instead of a link to the exe.. :)

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http://lifehacker.co...clickwhen-260445.php

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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2008, 05:32:38 AM »
Or another free alternative to ClickWhen: Delayed Click, which doesn't restore minimized applications, but can trigger the click depending of appearance/disappearance of a window caption.
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Re: Not looking for AutoClick, but for some auto-clicker ??
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2008, 03:33:17 AM »
PaladinMJ: in the future, try post links to the page itself or at least put some description of the program instead of a link to the exe.. :)
 

oops thought i did, as a snagged the link off of my bookmarks doh!!

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