Clicking Successive windows

I am trying to click the search icon in the windows task bar and then type into the search field a specific piece of text. I am able to specify and click the search icon without issue but when I attempt to specify the field for the bot to type into, that’s where the issues arise. I am unable to use the select tool to select the text input to type into because it always disappears every single time I go into UIPath to select it. How do you select a field in windows if it always disappears when you click onto another area? Here are some screenshots as an example:

In summation, I just want to do the following:

  1. Click the search Icon.
  2. Type into the text input field the word “Task Manager”
  3. Click Task Manager.

I can’t get past step 2 because I can’t specify the input. Every time I attempt to do so, windows automatically closes the window I’m attempting to select.


Follow below steps to do this.

  1. Use Click activity to click on the search Icon.

  2. And then indicate that search bar to type something and before performing this press F2 key and will wait 3 sec and then indicate it.

Thanks for the tip. I attempted to do that but it appears the search bar in windows is unselectable. UIPath keeps trying to select elements in the background but not the search window that appears in the front. Do you have any tips on how I should address that?

HI @rl123456789

Welcome to the community!!
This works for me to get the task manager through windows search option…

WindowsSearch.xaml (4.2 KB)

if this works for you, please also make sure to mark it as the solution too…
Hope it helps…

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