About keystrokes in inactive desktop

  • 1 July 2022
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hi team

i have a desktop named deskA, AA2019 developing in it, i created a notepad named windowA, then i run a bot sending keystrokes 'Hello World' in the windowA notepad.

  1. when the deskA is active status, the 'Hello World' char can be wirite to nodepad successfully.
  2. when i minimize or cut off deskA after running, the 'Hello World' char can not write to notepad now

how to fix the issue?

1 reply

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Hello @wang huadong​ 


Thank you for posting in the Automation Anywhere community forum.


  • As a recommendation to help resolve the issue, we request you to please use a "Window: Activate" command and select the required Notepad window title using the Application or the Variable options in the 'Window' settings for the "Window: Activate" command
  • Please use this command before the keystrokes command
  • This way, the window will be brought to focus before text is written to the file


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