Iexplorer opens with two tabs "some times"
Something is annoying me big time, and I am reaching out on this forum in the hope that someone can come up with a working solution for it.
Our platform sometimes results in processes still running for iexplorer even though iexplorer is closed, and this means that when I have an action in a script to open iexplorer on a certain homepage, iexplorer will open just that homepage, BUT sometimes the last homepage we had opened will also be opened in another tab. Foxtrot will return with an error in the next actions because of the two tabs.
I tried different things to solve it, but haven't really come up with a working solution for it yet. I tried closing all processes from iexplorer, before running the action "open iexplorer", but this is not working, I keep getting the error - "Unable to kill the process".
Thank you in advance for your suggestions
This is the third time I am trying to reply on this matter. My replies is just not being saved. Now I am trying from Chrome instead of IE.
@ Tatyana - The Ignore error does not work in this case. I use that other places, but in this case with IE it does not work. I believe the whole issue is, that there is more than one process running with the exact same Process Name. I believe that Foxtrot does not "know" which of the processes to close, since there is more process' wit that particular name.
@James - Unfortunately we are not allowed to make settings like that on user level.
Foxtrot should kill all processes at once if there is more than one, unless it is something different. I would recommend to use Get Process action and see if you can identify the 2 processes. You could use Main Window Title column to use in an if statement to check if there is still a process running. This is how it looks for me with one tab opened:
If you can't make it stop, you could use a shortcut to close the tab.
I tried and tried and tried you suggestion. I believe what you have suggested is really correct and would work, but you are right, Copy/Paste seems to change the "pipe" to another character... a "splitted pipe"... sorry, not sure what it is called. The "true pipe" symbol I can't seem to write at all in a command line inside our "citrix environment" in cmd. When I write it here outside of Citrix, I have no issue... |||||| as you can see....
I can't see to test if it works, before I figure out how to enter the | in cmd inside our Citrix environment. I tried making an action in Foxtrot and have it send value to a cmd window. In the send value action, I can add the pipe fine, but the second Foxtrot sends the value to the cmd window, the pipe will the transformed to the other character "splitted pipe"....
Nevertheless, I solved my issue in a completely different way now.
we have a fully stable solution using the VBScript action. It finds the tab that was last opened (across windows!) and closes it. Hope it will be useful for you :)
Here is the solution:
'Dim the primary objects. Dim objApp Dim objIE Dim objWindow Dim objShellWindows 'Set the primary objects. Set objApp = CreateObject("Shell.Application") Set objIE = Nothing 'Identify the number of IE windows and connect. windows = 0 For Each objWindow In objApp.Windows If (InStr(objWindow.Name, "Internet Explorer")) Then windows = windows + 1 End If Next Set objIE = objApp.Windows(windows - 1) ' Work with the IE window With objIE .Visible = True 'Make sure to set the window of IE to visible. Do While .Busy Or .readyState <> 4 'Do nothing, wait for the browser to load. Loop Do While .Document.ReadyState <> "complete" 'Do nothing, wait for the VBScript to load the document of the website. Loop .Quit End With 'Clear the objects. On Error Resume Next objApp = Nothing objIE = Nothing objWindow = NothingIt follows this template: https://support.foxtrotalliance.com/hc/en-us/articles/360023770832Only the part of finding the window is different. Instead of finding the first window, it counts the number of IE windows and connects to the last one. This is the part where this is done:
'Identify the number of IE windows and connect. windows = 0 For Each objWindow In objApp.Windows If (InStr(objWindow.Name, "Internet Explorer")) Then windows = windows + 1 End If Next Set objIE = objApp.Windows(windows - 1)
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