I want to have an AppleScript that takes a screenshot of the front most application. I have used this AppleScript:
tell application "System Events" -- get frontmost process set frontmostProcess to first process where it is frontmost -- this will be the script process set visible of frontmostProcess to false -- hide the script process repeat while (frontmostProcess is frontmost) -- wait until the script is hided delay 0.2 end repeat set secondFrontmost to name of first process where it is frontmost -- get name of frontmost process (ignoring the script process) set frontmost of frontmostProcess to true -- unhide the script process end tell tell application secondFrontmost to set winID to id of window 1 -- get WindowID of frontmost window of frontmost process do shell script "screencapture -c -x -l " & winID -- -c is used to store it in the clipboard. -x is used to mute the sound. -l is used to refer to the prefered windowid.
but it doesn't work for Snow Leopard. If anybody could give me some guidance as to what is the unsupported section of the code, I'd be happy to go and research myself.
I think Snow Leopard doesn't support the
frontmost part but I can't get any information to back this assumption up...
Cmd+Shift+4 and Space and Click Window does work but I want an Applescript so I could replace the shortcut to open the Applescript - which will automatically take a picture of the active window.
This is so I don't have to click space and then click the windows I want.
I take screenshots a lot and constantly clicking space and clicking is getting annoying now.
The applescript, essentially, skips the space+click window