I'm looking for a programming language that will: 1. Automate desk top processes running under Windows XP, like clearing the recycle bin & clearing recently accessed documents-programs under 'Customize Classic Start Menu', & 2. Open a Corel Paintshop program, run that program's procedures & options, like optimizing photos, save the files & close the program.
Years ago I looked into using Visual Basic to do something similar; but, back then, best I could ascertain, VB would only open, close & operate programs specifically designed to work under VB.
Something that will automate creating the script would be a major plus.
One possibility I'm considering is Python, but would rather learn first if it will do the jobs I've outlined above before I take the time to dwell into it & learn all the syntax & code.
Any help at all will be greatly appreciated.