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  • Request: Need an app to bring other programs to the foreground

    I'm looking for a program that I can run with a command line parameter which will bring any other running application to the foreground.

    For instance.. if I have proga.exe, progb.exe and progc.exe running I might want to bring progb.exe to the foreground.

    specialprogram.exe "progb"

    Does anyone know of such a program? Or could someone knock one up for me?!

  • #2
    It will depend entirely on the nature of progb.exe and if it permits multiple instances of itself in memory. -- else we'd have to search for the particular PID and bring that to the foreground.. possible but difficult if you have more than one and you're picky 'bout which gets brought up front.

    If progb.exe only permits one instance of it's self, why not call it instead of specialprogram.exe ?
    •Micke

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    • #3
      Well it would probably be Destinator. Which allows multiple instances. So I would need a particular instance brought back.

      Couldn't specialprogram.exe enumerate all the running process and then look for the closest match to the one specified in the command line parameter?!

      I don't do windows programming.. :-(

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      • #4
        By your description, you want something like pressing ALT+TAB key. If so, look for "little task switcher" in the OS optimization forum.
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        • #5
          some simple vb.script can do this via sendkeys but landing on 'progb.exe' may be a bit dodgy. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...thsendkeys.asp
          •Micke

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MatrixPC
            By your description, you want something like pressing ALT+TAB key. If so, look for "little task switcher" in the OS optimization forum.
            Nothing found!

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            • #7
              Hmmm... this might do it - http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en...asp?frame=true

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              • #8
                that looks promising.
                •Micke

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                • #9
                  I wonder if I can maximise the app too...

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                  • #10
                    www.AutoHotkey.com

                    You can do a lot of things with the scripts you write with this program.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Engram
                      Nothing found!
                      Ops sorry, it's in the Resource and ultilities forum
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