OS X :: How To Launch Applescript From Firefox URL Bar

May 31, 2010

I often have a small chat program running, I keep it in the bottom right corner of my screen. It's kind of a stupid application, so it never pops up above active windows for an update, so I keep it uncovered - this means all my windows have to be shrunk to fit, and to not hide it.

Now, because I'm such an OCD person, I like to have a perfect, 1px border between applications, and I like things to be neat and orderly, etc. That means there's a VERY specific place all my firefox windows go. When i open a new one, however, they can be in any shape, size, etc. For a while, I had a bookmarklet with a keyword, I would just type "chatsize" into the URL bar, and the window would automatically position itself correctly. The problem with this is the fact that it, for some reason, would ignore the 4 leftmost pixels of the entire screen, and would not line up with the edge. Moving it 4 pixels isn't such a big deal, but it gets kind of annoying. No matter what I tried javascripting into the URL bar, it never worked.

I came up with a solution: Applescript, I could make the window go to the perfect spot and be the perfect size, but now, I have another problem: I can't launch the applescript from the URL bar. I want to be able to type in "chatsize" to the URL bar, and have it work perfectly, but whenever I change the bookmark to the applescript's location on my hard drive, it attempts to download it. Does anybody have any clue how to launch the application from the URL bar?

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Software :: Launch Firefox 3.0.5 But Got CrashReporter

Jan 26, 2009

My mac is a PowerBook G4 and version is 10.3.9 (Build 7W98).

I tried to launch firefox 3.0.5 but i got this in the CrashReporter :

Host Name: Ganesh-2.local
Date/Time: 2009-01-26 12:30:32 +0100
OS Version: 10.3.9 (Build 7W98)
Report Version: 2

Command: firefox-bin
Path: /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin
Version: ??? (???)
PID: 421
Thread: Unknown

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Nov 6, 2010

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Dec 29, 2009

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OS X :: Will Applescript Run On PC

May 25, 2010

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OS X :: Applescript - Having Icon The Causes The Script To Run

Jan 24, 2010

I am relatively new to the whole Apple and iMac community. I am slowly learning though. Any way, my question is: I have a script that causes Safari to open a new window every time I click the icon on the dock instead of opening the Safari window that may already be opened and running in the background. What I cant figure out is how to make my Applescript an application represented by an icon on the dock, and when i click the icon, it just runs with no editor opening or running in the background or ne thing like that. I tried making the script an app by putting a '.app' suffix, but when i tried to run it afterward I got "You cannot open that application NewWindowScript because the Classic environment is no long supported."

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OS X Technologies :: Upload To Ftp Applescript

Apr 28, 2012

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Jan 27, 2009

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OS X :: Using Automator Applescript To Get Mail Attachments?

Jun 24, 2009

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OS X :: AppleScript Hanging - Can't Figure Out How To Quit

Jul 23, 2009

I seem to have an AppleScript that is hanging, and I can't figure out how to quit it. I tried the force quit, but it doesn't appear in the list of applications. It was activated when I was compressing a pdf using the print command yesterday. I let it go overnight, but the Applescript icon is still spinning in the uppertoolbar (near my battery indicator etc). If I move my mouse over it I just get a spinning beach ball.Thanks all!

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Software :: Applescript To Add File Extension .jpg

Aug 16, 2010

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Apr 9, 2012

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iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Download A File Through AppleScript

Apr 10, 2012

I've been trying several different methods to download a file through Applescript. I've looked at different sites/discussions and I've tried to use curl, wget, and some other ways, however I still can't get it to download the file. It'll either just not download, or no URL specified. [code]

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OS X Technologies :: How To Get AppleScript To Repeat Every 10 Seconds

Apr 12, 2012

I created this piece of code using AppleScript Editor on OS X Lion 10.7.3 and I want to make it automatically repeat itself every 10 seconds. The code is supposed to reload the tab which the user is currently on every 10 seconds. I made the reload part but can't figure out how to make it reload every 10 seconds after extensive googling. Here is the code, can someone add the needed code it to make it reload the current page every 10 seconds and reply to me please.tell application "Safari" activateend telltell application "System Events" tell process "Safari" keystroke "r" using {command down}end tellend tell

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Nov 17, 2009

I've seen a similar request posted a couple times, but have had no luck on those threads finding the solution to my problem. I would like to write an AppleScript that would save an attachment (a .txt file) from Mail to my desktop. (Then in turn, I will make a rule in Mail that will run this script when certain conditions are met in the email). I'm sure it's probably very simple, but I have been playing around with the script editor for a few hours now and still can't figure it out. Needless to say, I am new to scripting.

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Feb 3, 2012

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Mar 1, 2012

I've seen some demonstrations of using the built in encoding feature with automator or in with a command line but can you tell it in applescript?  

tell application "avconvert" resize selected video to 480p endtell 

Or how do you run avconvert in a command line through applescript? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Mar 14, 2012

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Mar 15, 2012

I have been trying to find online sites that tell how to do this, but have not found any resources.  

So how can I insert a timer into an applescript dialog?  

I've tried finding Xcode examples of this, but no luck. 

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Mar 15, 2012

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OS X Technologies :: AppleScript To Press Escape Key (3x) For Excel

Mar 20, 2012

I'm trying to automatically convert Excel files to PDFs using Automator. Although, every time the Excel file is opened, I get a message about links to other workbooks. I really don't care about these links and just want to convert the file to a PDF. I just can't get Automator to press the "Ignore links" button on the Excel message.Now I've found out that pressing the escape key on my keyboard activates the following buttons on the Excel message about the links:

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- "Cancel" again

Then Excel opens up the file I need to convert, so I can actually convert it using Automator and do whatever I want with it.I have absolutely no experience using AppleScript.Is there a way to make a AppleScript that presses the escape key three times, so that Excel just opens my file?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Quit A Applescript That Sometimes Hangs

Mar 21, 2012

I have a applescript that sometimes hangs (this is on a blind server). reason is that the application (JSMS, it sends text messages via my mobile phone account) can not connect to the server. it than pops a message saying so, but as a result the script does hang and interferes with other stuff.

is there a way to have the script stop (would 'try if' do this?) or alternative is to force quit this script after 10 minutes with an other script.

Info:MBP, MM, MBP - 10.6 + Windooz XP on a hard partition

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Mar 25, 2012

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Mar 26, 2012

I am currently getting to grips with applescript. I have created some documents using pages 09 and pull in a couple of charts onto these doc's using Numbers 09. I am trying to find the applescipt command that tells Page 09 to Refresh or Sync the data from Numbers 09. you can do it manually by cliekc ing the Sync/Refrresh arrow thingies but i cant find a way to automoate it

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OS X Technologies :: AppleScript To Delete WAV Files Over X Days Old

Mar 29, 2012

This is probably very easy but I just can't get my attempts at applescript to work. I normally use Windows but the Apple server hosts our phone system and I've been told I have to delete all old voicemails for data protection reasons.I would like to delete all WAV files in a folder tree over 90 days old and have this script run once a week.The folder is on a disk called Vision Array, and the folder path is Vision, Voice, Voicemails with subfolders 2010, 2011, 2012, each with folders within them.

The folder seems to have some sort of security on it that only allows the Vision user to modify it. I know the Vision password. I've tried do shell scripts find -type f -exec rm etc but get syntax errors.I've tried delete every file whose modification date is less than etc but get errors saying the modification date couldn't be turned into Unicode. I also couldn't get this to recurse folders.


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OS X Technologies :: How To Access An Application That Bundle With AppleScript

Apr 19, 2012

I'm creating an AppleScript application bundle that relies on a separate application. I want to add this application to my bundle and then call it via "tell application xyz ... end tell" 

So far I have been unable to make AppleScript see this application, except when I gave it the absolute path of where it is located. Obviously, as soon as my application bundle is moved to a different directory this will not work anymore so is not a solution. Tinkering with "path to me" and thus creating the current path to the bundled application also does not work, when saving the script, ScriptEditor tries to find the application and see if the commands I want to tell it exist btu fails and consequently does not save. 

I tried putting the application into the Contents, Contents:MacOS, and Contents:Resources folders, all without success. 

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Apr 25, 2012

Im using package maker and has a script to create my alias, but i am relatively new, and want to change the alias' icon to my applications supposedly icon.

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OS X Technologies :: Create ICloud Calendar With Applescript

May 5, 2012

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