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A program that searches screen for words?

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i dont know if theres any software you there that can in essince take
a snap shot of your screen and detect certian words and from there
perform an action. kinda like a nanny program, what i'm using it for
would be work. I have to sit here for hours clicking yes or no when
certian city's come up, i'd like to automate it if at all possible.
Any suggestions?
and if this is the wrong news group can someone please point me in the
right dirrection.
Nov 14 '05 #1
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On 4 Jan 2004 22:56:55 -0800, Br******@Cox.net (Branndon) wrote in
comp.lang.c:
i dont know if theres any software you there that can in essince take
a snap shot of your screen and detect certian words and from there
perform an action. kinda like a nanny program, what i'm using it for
would be work. I have to sit here for hours clicking yes or no when
certian city's come up, i'd like to automate it if at all possible.
Any suggestions?
and if this is the wrong news group can someone please point me in the
right dirrection.


Are you looking for a program or trying to write one in C? If you're
looking for a program that you can buy or download, try google.com.

If you want to write a program in C, you will need to ask in a group
that supports your particular compiler/operating system combination.
Standard C, discussed here, does not define or support screens at all,
only input and output using hardware independent FILE * streams.

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Nov 14 '05 #2

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Branndon writes:
i dont know if theres any software you there that can in essince take
a snap shot of your screen and detect certian words and from there
perform an action. kinda like a nanny program, what i'm using it for
would be work. I have to sit here for hours clicking yes or no when
certian city's come up, i'd like to automate it if at all possible.
Any suggestions?
and if this is the wrong news group can someone please point me in the
right dirrection.


Try the 24hoursupport.helpdesk newsgroup. It's an active group and they
often have some pretty savvy people. Now that I think of it, that might be
a good newsgroup to monitor by guys casting around for ideas on "What shall
I write now"?
Nov 14 '05 #3

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Branndon wrote:
i dont know if theres any software you there that can in essince take
a snap shot of your screen and detect certian words and from there
perform an action. kinda like a nanny program, what i'm using it for
would be work. I have to sit here for hours clicking yes or no when
certian city's come up, i'd like to automate it if at all possible.
Any suggestions?
and if this is the wrong news group can someone please point me in the
right dirrection.

Upon thinking about this for a while, you want a program that will
take the output of your application and supply the necessary input
according to the output.

But this will not pause for every prompt.
Perhaps you need one of those applications that allows you to
assign multiple keystrokes to a certain key combination, like Ctrl-F3.
That way you would only have to press one key combination.

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Nov 14 '05 #4

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Thomas Matthews wrote:
Branndon wrote:
i dont know if theres any software you there that can in essince take
a snap shot of your screen and detect certian words and from there
perform an action. kinda like a nanny program, what i'm using it for
would be work. I have to sit here for hours clicking yes or no when
certian city's come up, i'd like to automate it if at all possible.
Any suggestions?
and if this is the wrong news group can someone please point me in the
right dirrection.


Upon thinking about this for a while, you want a program that will
take the output of your application and supply the necessary input
according to the output.

But this will not pause for every prompt.
Perhaps you need one of those applications that allows you to
assign multiple keystrokes to a certain key combination, like Ctrl-F3.
That way you would only have to press one key combination.

Err...
That's all very fine, but how does this relate to the C language ?

Nov 14 '05 #5

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