Switch focus to minimized app
Posted on 1997-09-30
I wish to switch focus to - and "restore" - a minimized application using a selection from the bar menu of the calling appplication. The "tried and true" methods suggested by MSKB and others: AppActivate "foobar" : sendkeys "% R"
when called by a control on the form work great. The problem is, when called from the bar menu, the popup window for "foobar" is displayed with "restore" higlighted and then everything locks up for from 1 to 30 seconds. When things unlock and "foobar" restores, the MousePointer may or may not be "busy".
sendkeys "% R"
I have also tried moving all the logic to "foobar" by having the calling app always shell a new app, and having "foobar" check for a previous instance. This produces the same results.