Selector changes all the time - idx

selector
uiautomation
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studio

#1

Hello there,

The Issue that my selectors change occurs every day and sometimes multiple times within an hour.
p.E.: Yesterday I used the “Send Hotkey” Activity on my Desktop; clicked on the Desktop to indicate the selector and it looked like that:

<wnd app='explorer.exe' cls='WorkerW' **idx='10'** />
<wnd cls='SysListView32' title='FolderView' />

and today I tried the process but it failed right there.
I tried to use the “Send Hotkey” Activity on my Desktop; clicked on the Desktop to indicate the selector and this time it looked like that:

<wnd app='explorer.exe' cls='Progman' **title='Program Manager'** />
<wnd cls='SysListView32' title='FolderView' />

It keeps changing. IDX used to be idx=‘11’ at one point and if i try to use it without idx this happens:

If I try to replacethe value with a wildcard: idx=’*’ this happens:

I am very upset that the selectors are not working properly, and hope for help.


#2

Could you try to send hotkey without the selector? It may still work.


#3

Thank you,
it solved my issue but I would love to hear why the selectors change all the time.


#4

It’s normally down to the system or website you’re using - unfortunately not all of them are set up for ease of automation!!