I'd like to create a applescript that selects the "History" menu item from the menubar application Jing.

I'm aware of how to create a global shortcut for an application with multiple menus, but I'm unclear of how to do this for an app that runs exclusively in the menu bar and doesn't have a "File" menu.

Any help is much appreciated.

screenshot of Jing application

  • I do not use Jing, so can you run the following AppleScript code in Script Editor and let me know what the result was? tell application "System Events" to get description of every menu bar item of menu bars of process "SystemUIServer" I'm looking to see if Jing has a description, i.e. "jing" or something like that is in the results returned. – user3439894 Sep 12 '16 at 17:07
  • The result is empty {} – ace973 Sep 12 '16 at 21:00
  • Replacing "SystemUIServer" with "Jing" I get: {{"menu bar item", "menu bar item"}, {"menu extra", "menu extra"}} – ace973 Sep 12 '16 at 21:02
  • What OS version are you using? – user3439894 Sep 12 '16 at 21:07
  • El Capitan 10.11.6 – ace973 Sep 12 '16 at 21:18

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