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treven
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Refresh buttons? Empty Refresh buttons?

Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:15 pm
I am using this program to keep a pc awake that we have an excel file displayed that constantly changes information. Is there a way to make the program press ctrl + alt + f5 to refresh the excel workbook every minute? currently its pressing f5 virtual button, can you do multiple buttons and does it virtual button have the same effect as regular keys?

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Sooyke
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Join date : 2018-04-28

Refresh buttons? Empty Re: Refresh buttons?

Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:19 am
You can take a look at this post :
https://zhornsoftware.forumotion.com/t388-caffeine-key-combination

Is there no excel macro for autorefreshing ? Maybe google can help for a solution .

A program can decide to accept simulated keys or not , also you cannot send keys to a program that runs at with higher permissions than the sending program.


Code:
$k= New-Object -com "Wscript.Shell"
$a=30

while($true)
{
$k.sendkeys("^%{F5}")
Start-Sleep -seconds $a
}

You can use windows Powershell to send keys , you can google it for syntax and how to use .

^  is ctrl
% is alt


Last edited by Sooyke on Sat May 01, 2021 6:12 am; edited 4 times in total (Reason for editing : changed level to permissions ...changed F15 to F5..)
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