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Skip YouTube Ads with FindText and Control-Clicking

skip YouTube adIn this tutorial I show how I adapted my use of FindText to ControClick the skip YouTube ads button. This was beneficial as it no-longer moves my mouse.  You can get my version of FindText here.

Here’s the script I wrote to skip YouTube ads

Text:="|<YouTube Skip Ads>*89$62.zzzzzzzzzzy7btzzyTyTzStyTzzbzbzbaTzzzkztztzb9cTwDUQDTtiNnzPnaNlyHaQzaRtjT7VtbjtbSNzyMSNvyxrb3zqHaSz0BtyNxatbDrvSPrSNaNnxynaRsCQa1yTa5kzzzzbzzzzzzzzztzzzzzzzzzyTzzzzzs"
loop { ;keep looping over
Sleep,500 ;sleep for 1/2 a second
ok:=FindText(0,0,150000,150000,0,0,Text) ;See if can find the image
if Ok ;if it is found, do the next line
FindText_Control_Click(Ok,X_Adj:=0,Y_Adj:=0,ahkEXE:="chrome.exe") ;Send control click to the position (note, doesn't move mouse)
If ! WinExist("ahk_class Chrome_WidgetWin_1") ;Close if no Chrome window
ExitApp ;If Chrome isn't running, exit




Use FindText & AutoHotkey to Skip YouTube ads

In this short video I how to use my version of FindText to easily watch for YouTube ads and skip them.

Here is the code I demonstrated.  You can get my FindText version here.


Text:="|<Skip YouTube Ad>*63$65.zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzwzvzzzzzzb1tzXzzzlzz81nzzzzzXzyHlbzzzzzLzwDnD6t3zwbw8TyQxk3ztDk2DwnvXXzrT763t7rDbzCSTD1mTiTDyQwyTlUzQyTtwtwznAytwzk1nsTaQxntzU3bkSAtvXXyTn740ttr0Dwzb0C3ntiEznzb2Tzzzwzzzzzzzzzztzzzzzzzzzznzzzzzzzzzzbzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzs"
While !Ok {
    Sleep, 100
    If ! WinExist("ahk_class Chrome_WidgetWin_1")  ;Close if no Chrome window


Speeding-up the FindText / Image function to get quicker results

In previous videos I demonstrated a really cool function which allows you to find text / an image on a screen.  I also had some additional hotkeys that made it easy to click, send text, etc.

I realized that often it the FindText function was taking over 1/2 a second to find the target.  While this is slow in human terms, it is a long time in computer-world.   Narrowing down where you’re searching is a great, easy, way to speed-up the process.  In the below video I demonstrate the comparison and you can download the two files here.

Speeding-up the FindText / Image function to get quicker results