Use desktop Action(Power Automate Desktop)

Japanese version.

The action is to click on an object on the desktop or the taskbar.

How to use

Drag "Use desktop" from "UI automation" under "Actions".

Set parameters.


UI Element

Specifies the object on the taskbar or desktop to click.

Click on the input field and the following pops up.

If you have already registered a UI element, select the target, If not registered, click the "Add UI element" button.

Hover the mouse over the element you wish to click on in the next window that appears.

When you hover the mouse over it, it will be surrounded by a red frame.

Then hold down the Ctrl key and click.

The input field should appear as shown in the following figure (the text will vary depending on the UI element you have selected).

Click Type

Select which click to perform.

  • Left click
  • Right click
  • Double click

In case of right-clicking, a right-click menu will be displayed.

To make further selections from the right-click menu, use the

Use the "Click UI element in window" action.

Launch new application when left-clicking on the taskbar

Specifies the behavior of the application on the taskbar when it is already open.

If ON, it will open a new application, and if OFF, it will focus on the already open window.
If ON, but the application does not open multiple windows, the behavior is the same as OFF.

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UI automation Actions