The Run Application action* can run any application or open any document by running the associated application. The action requires the application path and command-line arguments, in addition to a working folder that can be set optionally. The window state of the application can be set to Maximized, Normal, Minimized, or Hidden, and the action can be configured to wait for the launched application to load or complete.
The Run DOS Command action can run a DOS command or a console application in invisible mode. The action waits for the command or application to complete and will then retrieve its output into a text variable. The DOS Command or Application field is required input, whereas the Working Folder field is optional. The output, error output, and exit code are stored into separate variables.
Terminate Process is an action that stops any currently running process. The process can be specified by name or ID; either choice requires the input of the corresponding identifier.
The Print Document action requires a file path to print the specified document. The Set Default Printer action requires you to choose a printer from a drop-down list of detected printers and then sets it as the default printer. The Get Default Printer action retrieves the name of the default printer and then stores it in a variable.
The Log Off User action signs off the currently signed-in user, with an option for you to select Force Log Off if any apps are preventing the operation.
The Shutdown Computer action can be set to Shutdown, Restart, Suspend, or Hibernate. The Force Selected Action check box allows the selected operation to persist in case apps are preventing shutdown.
The Show Desktop action is used to minimize all currently opened windows or revert them to the state that they were in before the Show Desktop operation.
The Lock Workstation action contains no editable properties and will lock the workstation to prevent unauthorized access.
The Play Sound action can be set to play a specified system sound or play a .wav file. If you select a .wav file, you will be required to enter the file path.
The Empty Recycle Bin action contains no editable properties and will permanently delete all contents of the recycle bin.
Take Screenshot takes a screenshot of the specified screen, all screens, or the foreground window only. The image file can be saved to the clipboard or to a file. A path and image format must be specified for the latter case.
The Control Screen Saver action can enable, disable, start, or stop the screensaver.
The Ping action will ping a remote computer, which is specified by name or IP, with a configurable timeout. The result and roundtrip time are stored in separate variables.
The Set Environment Variable action requires the user to specify an environment variable and a value to set. The type—user or system must also be specified. The Get Environment Variable action will retrieve the value of the specified variable name and store it into a WinAutomation variable. The Delete Environment Variable action will delete the variable with the specified name and type.
The Get Screen Resolution action retrieves the width, height, bit count, and frequency of the specified monitor into separate variables.
The Get Screen Resolution action sets the specified width, height, bit count, and frequency of the specified monitor. The Available Resolutions button displays all possible combinations of these values.
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