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by RickC
07 Jul 2018, 11:46
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: i need a ahk for pressing z fast
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: i need a ahk for pressing z fast

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{
Send z
msgbox I can't be bothered to try working it out myself.
}
by RickC
04 Jun 2018, 10:58
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch Topic is solved

Here's an article by Microsoft Fellow Mark Russinovich about tracking down the cause of a random and unwanted malware process (similar to your scenario), in this case the use of ftp.exe: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/markrussinovich/2012/10/28/the-case-of-the-unexplained-ftp-connections/ It ma...
by RickC
03 Jun 2018, 11:23
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch Topic is solved

At least we now know - from the other thread - that you're talking about Windows 10. Your first post shows "The average technician spends 25 minutes tracking down the process that caused IE to launch. Some AV will catch it , some won't, but those scans take time too." (My emphasis) Surely ...
by RickC
03 Jun 2018, 06:44
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch Topic is solved

So, 1) I wasted my time replying because you didn't provide sufficient information about what you had already tried and 2) you're cross-posting... but you haven't let us know the other forum nor the results, so - once again - we have no idea what's already been suggested.

Best of luck...
by RickC
03 Jun 2018, 06:38
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Autohotkey for Mac
Replies: 5
Views: 14861

Re: Autohotkey for Mac

Unfortunately AutoHotkey cannot be used in macOS . In terms of ease of use vs complexity and capability, have a look at 2 built-in programs - Automator and AppleScript . After the debacle of Windows 10 I'm trying to wean myself off Windows now in favour of macOS (and Linux Mint Cinnamon ) and have j...
by RickC
02 Jun 2018, 20:25
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Help Desk Call Center Need Urgent Help Identifying Cause of Process Launch Topic is solved

Instead of Process Explorer , I suggest you use Process Monitor (ProcMon) instead on a test machine. Process Monitor will let you filter on iexplore.exe so you can examine the events immediately preceeding the firing of each new IE process. Just be warned... ProcMon generates a huge amount of info v...
by RickC
29 May 2018, 09:06
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Best practice for a 'SysInfo' script
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Best practice for a 'SysInfo' script

I'm involved in another Windows forum and we are forever asking for the same details, e.g. what SKU (Home/Pro/Enterprise/Education), what build, what bitness, is System Protection enabled, has SMB1 been disabled, is network access private or public, what version of XYZ installed... blah, blah, blah....
by RickC
22 May 2018, 12:08
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Registry changes not being recognised
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Registry changes not being recognised

After your first RegRead I would add, temporarily, a MsgBox %reg1% to check you have some data.

If the MsgBox doesn't show any data then have a look at the use of SetRegView (for using 32-bit AHK in a 64-bit environment and vice versa).

Hope this helps...
by RickC
17 May 2018, 04:23
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Run script on program startup, and then turn off script on program shutdown
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Run script on program startup, and then turn off script on program shutdown

Do it the other way round, i.e. have the script run the photo editing software then use process, exist to check for when the photo editing software is no longer running to close the script.

Hope this helps...
by RickC
11 May 2018, 11:48
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum update on weekend of March 24th 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

Re: Forum update on weekend of March 24th 2018

Time to remove as a 'sticky'?
by RickC
24 Apr 2018, 10:39
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: "Can't open clipboard for writing"
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: "Can't open clipboard for writing"

If you want to clear the clipboard just use clipboard =.
by RickC
24 Apr 2018, 04:28
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Having TeamViewer process running slows down script by a factor of 4
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Having TeamViewer process running slows down script by a factor of 4

Have a look at Process, Cmd, Priority. It should do what you want.

Hope this helps...
by RickC
17 Apr 2018, 19:50
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Windows update + background processes - can I control?
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Windows update + background processes - can I control?

The simple answer is YES, you can control Windows Update and its related services. Just be aware that Microsoft interrogates your devices and, if it finds you have fiddled with the defaults, will often return them to the defaults. Windows Update - as the umbrella term - consists of four services if ...
by RickC
23 Mar 2018, 09:32
Forum: Gaming
Topic: help!
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: help!

Nwb wrote:
RickC wrote:Apology accepted.

Savage lol.

I'm innocent. Jebus made me do it... :)

Thank you for helping when patience failed me... I'm just a sad, bad man. :(

ROFL
by RickC
23 Mar 2018, 09:11
Forum: Gaming
Topic: help!
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: help!

Apology accepted.
by RickC
19 Mar 2018, 11:56
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Hotkey script to change between 2 .reg files.
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Hotkey script to change between 2 .reg files.

The popups are 1) a User Access Control (UAC) prompt asking "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device"; 2) a Registry Editor prompt asking "Are you sure you want to continue?" and; 3) a Registry Editor message informing you whether the 'merge' succeeded. This ...
by RickC
08 Mar 2018, 10:33
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: antivir related popups
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: antivir related popups

I haven't used Avira for a while but the popups were the 'In Product Messaging' process.

Try process, close, ipmgui.exe

Hope this helps...
by RickC
05 Mar 2018, 08:04
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Is updating a MsgBox possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Is updating a MsgBox possible?

ROFL... I can't believe I missed SplashTextOn and SplashImage. I'll have a play. Many thanks!
by RickC
05 Mar 2018, 07:14
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Is updating a MsgBox possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Is updating a MsgBox possible?

Whilst carrying out a number of consecutive actions, some of which can take some time, I would like the text equivalent of a Progress bar, preferably scrolling upwards so only the previous x no. of results are in view at any one time. For example, amending a new install of Win 10, including removing...
by RickC
02 Mar 2018, 16:15
Forum: Ask For Help
Topic: Did Microsoft remove the Male Voice in SAPI in it's latest update? Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Did Microsoft remove the Male Voice in SAPI in it's latest update? Topic is solved

Using Windows 10 Pro 1709 Build 16299.248 (English United Kingdom) it looks and sounds like MS has created confusion. If I right -click on Start , choose Run and enter ms-settings:speech (to get to Speech settings) then, under Text-to-speech , I can see 3 voices - Microsoft George , Microsoft Hazel ...

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