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I want to automate clicking a button on Chrome browswer. This is the sequence of events I would like to do in Chrome Broswer:

  1. Click on an icon, I know the cursor position
  2. Wait for a few seconds
  3. Press the scroll bar, I know the cursor position
  4. Wait for a few seconds
  5. Press the keys "Alt+S" 
Would appreciate any help, examples or ways to do it, preferably in Excel VBA or other means.

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Since you know the cursor positions, you can control the position and clicks of your mouse using this VBA Mouse Control tutorial. Your code should wind up looking something like this:

'Declare mouse events
Public Declare Function SetCursorPos Lib "user32" (ByVal x As Long, ByVal y As Long) As Long
Public Declare Sub mouse_event Lib "user32" (ByVal dwFlags As Long, ByVal dx As Long, ByVal dy As Long, ByVal cButtons As Long, ByVal dwExtraInfo As Long)
Public Const MOUSEEVENTF_RIGHTUP As Long = &H10
'Declare sleep
Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long)

Sub MAIN()
SetCursorPos 16, 500 'change the coordinates to match your Chrome coordinates
Sleep 50
Call LeftClick 'click the mouse
Sleep 2000 'wait 2 seconds
SetCursorPos 250, 2500 'change the coordinates
Sleep 50
Call LeftClick 'click the mouse again
Sleep 2000 'wait 2 seconds
SendKeys "%s" ' Press Alt+S
End Sub

Private Sub LeftClick()
  mouse_event MOUSEEVENTF_LEFTDOWN, 0, 0, 0, 0
  Sleep 50
  mouse_event MOUSEEVENTF_LEFTUP, 0, 0, 0, 0
End Sub

Once you update the coordinates and the pauses (in milliseconds), you would run the module named MAIN.

I hope this helps point you in the right direction!

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