|Mar 25, 2013, 08:02 PM||#1|
Doubts About Running Applescript On Background
I'm writing a little Applescript which waits for a window to open in order to close it automatically.
The things is, how can I wait for the window to open? I don't want to run an endless loop which checks for a window with a certain title...
Could anyone give me some directions on how to achieve this in the most efficient way?
Thanks on beforehand, any help would be appreciated!
|Mar 25, 2013, 11:33 PM||#2|
What window are you waiting for to open?
If your Applescript is opening the window, then I see no issue with just inserting a 0.3 delay after opening the window and having it close the window at that point... I know I've done exactly that before.
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|Mar 26, 2013, 08:56 AM||#3|
The window is opened by another application.
This window will appear when a user clicks a certain button so, how wait for that without using 100% cpu ?
For testing purposes I put my code into an endless repeat loop and it works, but cycling endlessly through the script is nor efficient nor elegant IMO.
I hope I clarified the script scenario a bit better this time.
Just in case someone thinks I just want someone to code for me that's not the case. Any hints on a workaround/solution will be appreciated, I will investigate further on by myself and update this post so it works as a future reference for others
Current Loop Code:
Last edited by DonK KijotE; Mar 26, 2013 at 11:06 AM.
|Mar 27, 2013, 02:24 PM||#4|
Is your Aplescript run once or is it a stay open Applescript ?
If its a stay open Applescript then you could use an on idle Handler.
on idle -- perform periodic tests return 1 -- return the number of seconds between the next on idle call end idle
|Mar 27, 2013, 02:32 PM||#5|
Pay for the software that is periodically popping up a window asking you to pay for it periodically will make it go away.
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|Mar 29, 2013, 02:23 PM||#6|
The thing is I want to perform the routine above explained only when I click a certain button in the software, it's precisely when it's idle that I don't want it to do anything, just wait for me to click and open the referred window...
If I'm not understanding your point correctly let me know
Thanks on beforehand!
I see the user who posted right after you and I don't even know what he's talking about...
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