Click menu by name

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Click menu by name

13 Jan 2021, 13:27

Hi to everyone, first post! :wave:
I have absolutely no experience or knowledge about AHK so before deciding if is worth investing time into learning it, I would like to know if is possible doing what I have in mind.

I come from macOS using applescript and (to a certain degree) I am able to click GUI menu items by their name without a specific pixel position in the screen space.

An example would be:

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click menu item "Scripting" of menu 1 of menu bar item "Workspace" of menu bar 1.
This would basically click those menu items without the mouse "technically" moving.
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Re: Click menu by name

13 Jan 2021, 18:35

Hi @virgilsisoe,

Have you looked into the WinMenuSelectItem command?

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WinMenuSelectItem, A, , Workspace, Scripting  ; You might also try 8& in place of "Scripting"
I hope it helps.
Windows 10 Pro (64 bit) - AutoHotkey v1.1+ (Unicode 32-bit)
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Re: Click menu by name

13 Jan 2021, 22:44

Also, according to your screenshot, Send +{F4} should also select the item underlined.
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