Move Mouse Action—Setting Properties

The Move Mouse action is used to move the mouse to coordinates when other more reliable interactivity actions cannot be used. This action relies on window positioning and screen resolution, which makes it less reliable than other actions such as Send Keystrokes or Move Mouse to Object. It may be needed for an external application that does not support standard Windows conventions.

To set Move Mouse properties

  1. From the Task Builder Available Actions pane, open the Interactivity folder and double-click the Move Mouse action or drag it into the Steps pane.

  2. Select one of the following options:

  3. In the X Pos and Y Pos boxes, enter the coordinates. You can use the mouse to capture coordinates by moving it to the desired position and pressing Insert. Coordinates are given in pixels.

  4. If you want to enter a delay, click the Advanced tab, and then enter the number of milliseconds for AutoMate to pause after moving the mouse.  

  1. To set the Description tab properties, refer to Description Tab Options.

  2. To set the Error Causes and On Error tab properties, refer to Step Error Handling.

  3. When finished, click OK to save settings and close the properties dialog window.

See Also

About Actions

Adding Task Steps

Move Mouse Action