For a simple CTRL+AX, should I make it longer so that AHK will have enough time to process?

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kwfine
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For a simple CTRL+AX, should I make it longer so that AHK will have enough time to process?

03 Jun 2018, 13:01

Hi all,


For a simple CTRL+AX, should I make it longer so that AHK will have enough time to process?
I have used AHK for 2 years, but sometimes a simple code still confused me like this:

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Send, {CTRLDOWN}ax{CTRLUP}

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Sleep, 100
Send, {CTRLDOWN}
Sleep, 100
Send, ax
Sleep, 100
Send, {CTRLUP}
Sleep, 100
OR

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Sleep, 100
Send, {CTRL DOWN}
Sleep, 100
Send, ax
Sleep, 100
Send, {CTRL UP}
Sleep, 100

Thanks!


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Exaskryz
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Re: For a simple CTRL+AX, should I make it longer so that AHK will have enough time to process?

03 Jun 2018, 13:23

It isn't necessarily that AHK needs time to process, but the target program does. AHK can send input to a program too fast for it to handle at times.

You can try to avoid interlacing the Sleep, 100 by instead using SetKeyDelay.

CTRLDOWN isn't a key, but CTRL is. You can use Send {Ctrl Down} and Send {Ctrl Up}. So the last bit of code you used looks right; the first code, as a single line, needs the spaces between the L and D and the L and U.

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