Type Into and Indicate on Screen


I’m new to UiPath, I’ve got this strange issue and maybe a bug, this is what I’m trying to do, is to open RUN and type in " intcpl.cpl" which should open IE settings, this only works a few times and then gets an error after a while, retagging the indicate on screen fixes this issue and then after a while it will run into the same issue.

Error -

Any ideas how I make this indicator stick ?

Try with the dynamic selectors, If i am correct the selector is changing every time. try to find which element is changing exactly and make it dynamic using *.
this should work.

Hi @sathwikreddy,

Thanks for your time and reply, I was trying to figure this out on my own but not too sure where to place the wildcard , would it be here?

Hi @Jchizzel168,

Try this selector -
<wnd app='explorer.exe' cls='#32770' title='Run' />
<wnd ctrlid='12298' />
<wnd ctrlid='1001' aaname='Open:' cls='Edit' />

Let me know if this works.


Hi, @Jchizzel168

just try the below selector.
<wnd app='explorer.exe' title='Run' />
<wnd aaname='Open:' idx='2' />

this should work fine.


The error message says that it is looking for an element in explorer.exe that doesn’t exists. This might be because the system is checking before the element is loaded or there might be a varying selector value that changes every time.
Add logs to check every state’s processing.
Remove the dynamic attributes like cls, ctrlid. and fine tune your selector.
In type into, try setting target selector as,

<wnd app='explorer.exe' title='Run' />
<wnd cls='ComboBox' />
<wnd aaname='Open:' cls='Edit' />

thanks for your time, but that didn’t work… I will continue to look further.

Thanks for the guidance, I will add some error logs and see what I can find.

sadly that didnt work, thanks for your time !

@Jchizzel168 this link might help you

yeah , i actually had a look at that already… C:\WINDOWS\system32\mstsc.exe this only bring up remote desktop and not RUN command… thanks though.

@Jchizzel168 Try with small “r” it will work.

win + r


ClearIEBrowserCache.xaml (6.6 KB)

You can use SimulateType clicked for Type Into and Ok Button Click

@Jchizzel168 on the Selector Editor, try to change the ctrlid 12298 into ctrlid *
Probably because the selector couldn’t find the specific element with the current ID, so try to change that random number into *

Looks like you are right, thanks that helped.

ahh, this worked as well and thanks for explaining.