JSI Tip 3439. How can I bring a window to the forefront, or start it if it isn't running?

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If you need to script the start of an application, or activate it if it is already running, ACTIVATE freeware, from the author of Reg, may suit your needs:

ACTIVATE \[/T"TITLE PREFIX" \[/C"Class"\] cmdline

Silly example

If you want to activate or start Notepad, without any document loaded:

activate /T:"Untitled - Notepad" Notepad.exe

NOTE: The Title Prefix is NOT case sensitive. In the above example, untitled - n will also work. NOTE: This functionality could be usefull when using SendKeys.


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