AppleScript is a proprietary programming language in Mac OS X to control and exchange data with applications.

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Finding file in parent folder of an AppleScript

I have an AppleScript that calls another script (a perl script in this case) which resides in the same folder as the AppleScript. Now I'm trying to put the script into a variable like this: tell ...
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Extract text between two unicode symbols using AppleScript or bash?

My goal is to take text from a standard .txt document, and use (preferably) Terminal or Applescript to extract text between the symbols ▶ and •. While there is only one ▶ symbol there are multiple ...
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Improve applescript to open New Private Window with Safari

I made this AppleScript to use with the script tool. It can be saved as the application to launch from a click. I have to approve the application though in the Security edit tool. This open the ...
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AppleScript without showing what program it opened and edited

I wrote an AppleScript that goes into System Preferences and clicks on some of the buttons. I does that by literally opening System Preferences and clicking UI Elements. I'm wondering, is it possible ...
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get radio buttons in System Preferences

I am trying to click at radio buttons in Displays panel of System Prefernces. This is the code I use to identify radio buttons: tell application "System Preferences" activate reveal anchor ...
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change screen resolution with AppleScript

How can I change change screen resolution using AppleScript? If AppleScript can't do it, what about Terminal? I tried with examples at How to set screen resolution with a keyboard shortcut on Retina ...
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unlock external locked encrypted disk with applescript command by filling dialog box to cracking password by force brut

I make a terrible mistake. I totally lost my paper with the secret password for my encrypted external GUID hard drive. This external drive contains many pictures but also some works documents very ...
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make “fit to screen” default window size in Quicktime

How can I make Quicktime to always open in Fit to Screen option (available at View->Fit to Screen)? It doesn't seem to remember the last window size. Is it possible to attach a script to a program, ...
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Move Application from Dock to Menu Bar

I have written an AppleScript application and when running, it appears in the Dock, however I would like it to have it in the menu bar, at the top of the screen, instead. How can I achieve this? Is ...
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update git repository with apple script

I want to update my git Bitbucket online storage with apple script. This is the code that works in Terminal, but not when i run apple script. cd /Users/mainuser/Desktop/Projects git add -A git commit ...
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How to cd into my local git repo from an AppleScript?

I am running a Mac using OSX Yosemite v10.10.5. I want to push my local git repo to my remote using AppleScript. So the git code would be: shell git init git add README.md git commit -m "first ...
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Zip email with con AppleScript

I need to zip all email that have in the body this words "Identificativo messaggio: CA3DA789.008822A5.C33F80AE". I have many email in AppleMail so i think if it's possible to create an AppleScript ...
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How to write a script that runs whenever a new file is added to a specific directory?

I've never written a script for OS X, and I don't really know which scripting tool i'll use for this task. Here's a pseudo code for the script I want to build : whenever a new file X is added to ...
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How to send an email to myself with Applescript or Terminal automatically when my Mac reboots?

I wonder if there is a way to send an email to myself with Command Line or AppleScript service automatically when my Mac reboots? Thanks for your suggestions.
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Applescript: automated key press of spacebar/left click at defined intervals

I'm new to apple scripts and was wondering if there is a way the program the computer to press spacebar or left-click at defined times upon running of the script. For instance I will be able to same ...
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Switch spaces with apple script

My goal is to switch spaces from within an apple script. My shortcut to switch to the 4th space is ctrl+4, but when I tried this in an apple script nothing happens: tell application "System Events" ...
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Terminal Command into Applescript

I have the following terminal command that I want to automate using applescript. I also would like to have a command to cd directories to the folder where I want to apply the command first. After cd ...
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App made in Applescript Icon wont change

The app's Icon wont change for me I tried copying in contents as "applet.icns" I tried Copy + Paste in get info nothing will work I found a article on the internet about this problem they say that you ...
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Help converting Apple Script to Shell Script

This Apple Script works great to mount the logged in Active Directory users network homedrive as a mounted network drive but we currently have it running as an App at login via "Login Items". ...
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How to get the window id with title of every process?

I'm using the following simple script: tell application "System Events" to get the title of every window of every process Which works by printing titles of every window. tell application "System ...
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Convert image type and save to relative folder with automator

I found a question and working answer here How to create an Automator service to convert images from one file type into another file type using the right-click contextual menu? but it is saving the ...
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Need an Applescript to handle specific incoming mail.

Here's what I'd like the Applescript to do: upon receiving an email (I'm using Apple Mail) from a specific address, I'd like, firstly, that email to be deleted (not just moved to trash), and secondly, ...
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How to use osascript to open the Terminal App in a new window and make sure it's on the top of all other windows?

I found a way to open Terminal.app very usefully as: osascript -e \'tell application "Terminal" to do script "cd myfolder && ./something.sh param1"\' If it were executed from a terminal ...
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Applescript to change subject line

I have been looking up for the last two days and found a few applescripts that claimed to change the subject lines. But none of them seem to be able to change/set the subject line. What do you guys ...
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Move Certificates from Server to Remote Computer (MACS)

So I am trying to push a certificate from a location (server) onto a remote mac computer so that then I can run a script that installs the certificates onto keychain and installs the application. Do ...
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type of emails from Contacts.app in AppleScript (on El Capitan)

I want to work with a list of all email addresses that appear in my address book. I thought I could simply set such a list with AppleScript, and use the elements, maybe after casting the references to ...
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Smart Playlist in Itunes based on file location

I'd like to create a smart playlist in iTunes based on a specific folder (I manage my media library manually). Is that somehow still possible in ITunes 12 (even if it involves scripting)?
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Use Applescript/Automator to select a window highlighted in the Finder

I have an applescript which extracts the name, associated process and and other information about a target window. As of now, the script selects the target window via a "choose from list" dialog that ...
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Applescript “expected then but found identifier”

At present, I have a very simple bash script which calls osascript -e a bunch of times; it looks like this (newlines added for readability): #!/bin/sh osascript \ -e 'tell application "Terminal" to ...
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Need assistance with AppleScriptObjC conversion from AppleScript

I need to preface this with the statement that I am not a programmer, so I need to be talked down to. I have done what I described below using guides and lots of trial and error I have a functioning ...
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How to make automator run an applescript that turns of mac?

I want to make an applescript that taps the apple in the corner, taps shut down, and then taps shut down. I can't record it, since it actually involves shutting down the computer, making the script ...
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Applescript variable not being passed

I have a basic applescript to request a user's input, then pass the variable into a path for mounting a volume: display dialog "What is the first letter of your last name?" default answer "" set ...
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Prevent VPN Disconnection message OSX

When my computer wakes from sleep, it tries to reconnect to my VPN network before the Wifi connection is fully established. The result is that nearly every time I get this message, "You were ...
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Need help with applescript and wolfram alpha interface

Okay so here's my code... My question is, can I determine what type of data it is before grabbing the text, because if I search something like "how many tablespoons in an ounce, it just gives me a ...
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Applescript or Automator service that automatically trusts certificates

I would like to know, if there is a way to make an Automator service or an Applescript that automatically trusts a root certificate. If possible without a prompt for password or Admin privileges. ...
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Applescript for multiple find/replace using separate masterlist

I am trying to create a script to extract a list of data from column A on document 1, and then use columns A & B on document 2 as multiple find/replace data. Everything works in so far as ...
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How can I use Applescript or any other utility to send a daily text message to my bank?

I have searched and I find a lot of results for specific methods of sending an iMessage with Applescript, but they all seem to contain extraneous code for specific needs that I don't need. I'm ...
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How to check if invisible items are visible?

How do I check in AppleScript, if invisible objects are visible? If visible, do: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 0 in invisible, do: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles ...
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Is there a way to get a list of all currently running program's window titles with AppleScript?

I'm looking to write a script which outputs a list of all the window titles of all the currently running programs. Is there any way to do this with AppleScript? I tried running the following code: ...
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“activate application” for Hidden Application

How might I activate an application that is hidden from the OS X Dock? The following only works for applications that are displayed in the Dock. activate application "Firefox"
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Applescript and Shell: how do I insert a variable?

I'm using the following code to set a Philips Hue bulb with specific hue, saturation and brightness using Applescript. It works perfectly. set TurnOnBulbA to the quoted form of "{\"on\": ...
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How to use AppleScript application with “open file -a AppleScriptApp”?

Some information about what I am trying to achieve I am using emacs inside of terminal. I know about existence of cocoa versions of emacs (like GNU Emacs for OS X, Aquamacs and Emacs Mac Port). But I ...
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Global keyboard shortcut to switch to an application (to use with Emacs/Aquamacs)

Like in iTerm, I'd like to be able to set a keyboard shortcut to switch to an application, which in this case would be Aquamacs. This would be really useful to know in general. Would an Applescript or ...
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How can Apple Script open a shell script with options in a Terminal window?

I’m trying to use Apple Script to execute a shell script file in a new Terminal window, while sending it options. How do I do that? It seems as if Terminal only interprets the path to the script, and ...
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Can launching an app trigger the launch of another app?

When I launch a specific application in Mavericks I'd also like to automatically launch and execute another one. Is it possible/how?
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how to re-enable services in an app (Microsoft Remote Desktop in particular)

I am fairly confident I could use the service below in MRD before. I am not sure when I lost them, maybe it is related to the Yosemite upgrade (I noticed this on 10.10.0) or some recent MRD update ...
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Mission control: switch to desktop1 + show desktop

I'm bored of pressing 2 key shortcuts need to write a script that tells mission control the following: if not at desktop1, switch to desktop 1 perform "show desktop" (windows will be ...
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iTunes 12: How to cycle through View Options with script/shortcut?

I'm trying to writing an applescript that cycles through Songs, Albums, Artists, Composers, Genres, and back to Songs. There is nothing in applescript Dictionary with regards to this, so I have to ...
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How to periodically run a script/command when a specific application is being used?

I would like a certain applescript to run every 10 seconds but only when a specific application is being used (i.e. both being the front application AND the mouse or keyboard being used in the last ...
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Apple Script not running as expected

The following is an applescript which is meant to take the body of the latest email and extract text out of it. As you can see the result is shown below. This result is show as the script was running ...