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questions
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open new tab then perform action from original screen?

Post by questions » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:35 pm

ive got a page with 25 links to delete 25 items on that page

i want to click the delete button which is a javacript link and have it load that link in a new tab

however, when recording imacros for firefox, doesnt recognize, the right click "open in new window" mouse actions that i'm doing, it only records the left click (normal/main mouse button) actions

so i have the code to make imacros click on the javascript delete button, but don't know how to make it do it in the tab of my choice...

can someone tell me how to do this?

here is the code to click on the javascript link to delete one of the items...

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TAG POS=21 TYPE=SPAN ATTR=TXT:delete
pos is pos 1 through 25

i'd like that code to be opened in a new tab then have imacros return to tab 1 to click on the next delete link into a new tab which is 22 in this case
questions
Posts: 69
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:23 pm

Re: open new tab then perform action from original screen?

Post by questions » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:36 pm

questions wrote:ive got a page with 25 links to delete 25 items on that page

i want to click the delete button which is a javacript link and have it load that link in a new tab

however, when recording imacros for firefox, doesnt recognize, the right click "open in new window" mouse actions that i'm doing, it only records the left click (normal/main mouse button) actions

so i have the code to make imacros click on the javascript delete button, but don't know how to make it do it in the tab of my choice...

can someone tell me how to do this?

here is the code to click on the javascript link to delete one of the items...

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TAG POS=21 TYPE=SPAN ATTR=TXT:delete
pos is pos 1 through 25

i'd like that code to be opened in a new tab then have imacros return to tab 1 to click on the next delete link into a new tab which is 22 in this case

i see this code from the wiki, but its just showing examples of goto url, not on how to open a new tab then click on a link from the tab of my choice

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' open a webpage in the first tab 
URL GOTO=http://www.iopus.com 
' open a new tab 
TAB OPEN 
' get new tab to foreground 
TAB T=2 
' load another page 
URL GOTO=http://www.google.com 
' close the second tab 
TAB CLOSE 
TAB T=1
Marcia, Tech Support
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Re: open new tab then perform action from original screen?

Post by Marcia, Tech Support » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:30 pm

Hello,

If the element offers the option "Open Link in New Tab" when right-clicked, then it is a link. In other words, it has a HREF associated to it.

You have to find a way to tag this element... Perhaps if you look in the HTML code and search for "delete", you will see that the SPAN element is just related to the text and the element is indeed a A (link). Then all you have to do is to extract its HREF and use URL GOTO to load the next tab. You find an example in the following forum post: http://forum.imacros.net/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6630.

I hope this helps you.
Regards,

Marcia
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