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- Can I protect my source code? (added the links)
- General Programming discussions
Suggested topic for Security:
- Something about Vista/Win7 run with UAC/Admin settings (don't use the OS so can't be sure of correct answers)
- Added: How can I pass on variables from one script to another? (new cat 'communcation' could be used for tcp/ip faqs as well
- FAQ about 'future of AutoHotkey' as the repetitive 'dead/not-dead' posts are getting pretty lame
- Added links to the 4-5-6-7-8-... various versions of AHK
OP, please repost a list of these or better yet, put the links in the Wiki.
Several of the things that the OP posted were in fact FAQs (i.e. KeySpamming).
Looks fine to me:
Does this style look better, if we skip the second-level headings and go straight to the third: FAQ - AutoHotkey?
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with general, Discussion, editors, tools that should cover that FAQ quite nicely (not sure what to do with these subheadings like Discussion, Editors, looks fine to me like it is but feel free to adjust.
Ideally, there is one great link to answer each question. If not, the best link should top the list. Meaning the one which is most helpful, and gives the most common, or often used, answer to the question. Remember that if it takes 5-10 links to answer a question it may not really be a FAQ, especially for technical questions. At the very least, someone should write a more concise answer the next time the question comes up in that case.
I guess it would be nice to have the links in order representing how important they are. That way I always know to start at #1.
EDIT: I've rolled back the alphabetization, since at least some of the edits were to links I had read and intentionally placed in order of importance.
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perhaps add a link about 'how to sign in at website X' (mostly gmail it seems)?
Another one would be how to send Email
(threads: blat, cdo, cmdline (run mailto or run mailprg.exe)
I'd like to lend a hand with this FAQ in any way I can.
I shall have a look through the suggestions at the beginning of this topic and start working through.
I had a look through some of the posts listed in the FAQ and it strikes me that while they do answer the questions, it is not always in the clearest, most newby friendly way.
What would be everyones thoughts on 'engineering' some forum posts with a well formed question and a succinct, descriptive answer with plenty of newby friendly explanation.
I'm just interested to see what people think about this idea. I think the FAQ has the potential to become a very useful and powerful resource but the friendlier we can make it, the easier it will be to point newbys in its direction and let them discover ways to seek answers and solve problems.
 OK. I've taken hugov's suggestion and added a section about E-Mail. I've not edited a wiki before so it's more to test that I'm doing it right. Is there any way to get the links to open in a new tab or window? I think it would be useful for newbys to have the FAQ open in one window and see the posts in another.
There are a number of topics where a good noob friendly tutorial will be very welcome, GUI for example. This could also be done in the Wiki but shouldn't be part of this FAQ.
I do take your point however that the place for these is the wiki and not answering my own questions in a forum post.
I'll start jotting some ideas down for a GUI tutorial as that was definitely the main stumbling block for me when I started learning AHK.
With regards my question about opening links in a new window, I searched for how to do this and found that all the links are already designed to do this. Must be my IE6 that work forces me to use.
What is a Browser?
seems a silly question but how many know gecko from webkit for instance. From an automation standpoint it makes alot of difference
Why dont AHK control commands "See" the browser controls
When to or not to use urldownloadtofile?
What is a query string and how can it be used to send data to a web site
What is ActiveX?
What is the best place to learn ActiveX?
What well known browsers support ActiveX?
What is COM?
Arent ActiveX and COM the same thing?
What is the best place to learn COM?
Where can i ask about methods/properties/members for some COM or ActiveX object
What Methods exist within AHK to use ActiveX with a Browser or other applications?
What Methods exist within AHK to use COM with a Browser or other applications
A little info about Security Zones and BHO's and how they can affect your automation tasks
I will as soon as i can write this FAQ feel free to suggest other questions
WIN or LEARN.
New main topic: Syntax Confusions
Question: Expressions - What is the difference between "=" and ":=" and when to use "%"?
Search-terms: expression, value
- if (var1 = var2 and var3 = var4) - is not working. Why?
- jaco0646`s Tutorial explaining Traditional vs ExpressionI am not sure, if I understand the spirit of the FAQ. So, first I ask here.