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Topic Title: Opening web browser - always goes into background
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Created On: 01/28/2014 02:58 PM
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 01/28/2014 02:58 PM
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JamesHalinson
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Hi,

We would like to automate the opening of a web browser at a certain URL and the saving of some data from that page.

We can open the page but it seems to open in a small window (any way to maximise it other than by sending keyboard commands?) and also it stays in the background rather than opening to the foreground. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,

James

 01/28/2014 08:43 PM
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JeanDelfosse
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modern browsers (especially IE) first open a small black window that gets hidden, then the real window with visible data.
If the real window with visible data stays in the background you could hopefully bring it to the foreground by using the WINDOW "focus" or "unhide" action.
Keystrokes would not do anything if the target window is in the background.

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