EDIT: I've made a much simpler script that exhibits the same problem. The previous script is moved below.
I've been using TextExpander to run this script and it recently started failing after updating to Big Sur. Thinking it was related to TextExpander, I created a similar shortcut to run it in BetterTouchTool but am having the same issue. It's not throwing a visible error, it just plays the error tone when it finishes and doesn't output anything. What's odd is that when I run it from a script editor, it performs just fine. It's only when its being called from another process that it fails.
The basic idea of the script is to take raw number input in a dialog box and output formatted time code in the frontmost app. For example, entering "207" outputs "01:00:02:07"
I've scoured the code and can't find what would possibly be causing the error since it's all very basic text manipulation. Any thoughts would be greatly helpful.
(The "System Events" block is to keep from bringing TextExpander to the front when the "Display Dialog" pops up.)
tell application "System Events" set frontProcessName to name of first process whose frontmost is true set test_text to text returned of (display dialog "Text?" default answer "") tell application frontProcessName to activate end tell return "test_text"
Here's the original script:
tell application "System Events" --Set process that called text expander aside so it can be returned to the front set frontProcessName to name of item 1 of (processes whose frontmost is true) -- Get the raw numbers from the user set raw_timecode to text returned of (display dialog "Timecode" default answer "") -- Set the default variables set user_timecode to "" as string set rt_length to the length of raw_timecode --Check to see if the TC field is blank if raw_timecode = "" then set raw_timecode to "01000000" end if --Parse the user supplied numbers and replace any "." with "00" repeat with n from 1 to rt_length if character n of raw_timecode = "." then set user_timecode to user_timecode & "00" as text else set user_timecode to user_timecode & character n of raw_timecode as text end if end repeat --Set to 00:00:00:00 if only digit is 0 if user_timecode = "0" then set base_timecode to "00000000" else set base_timecode to "01000000" end if set x to the length of user_timecode -- Trim extra digits off base timecode if x = 8 and user_timecode ≠ "0" then set raw_timecode to user_timecode as string else repeat while (length of base_timecode) + (length of user_timecode) > 8 try set base_timecode to characters 1 thru -(x + 1) of base_timecode as string set raw_timecode to base_timecode & user_timecode as string on error display dialog "Invalid timecode" error number -128 end try end repeat end if set new_timecode to characters 1 thru 2 of raw_timecode & ":" & characters 3 thru 4 of raw_timecode & ":" & characters 5 thru 6 of raw_timecode & ":" & characters 7 thru 8 of raw_timecode as text end tell -- Return the previous app that called text expander to the front tell application frontProcessName to activate delay 0.5 return new_timecode