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Old Aug 20, 2004, 04:45 PM   #1
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someone who knows applescript.. very quick question

i want to create an apple script that will launch a certain application and after it laucnehd just send a KeyPress of "return" key..

trying to record it doesnt work...
i was able to come up with this just out of logic, and a my very small understanding of applescript. the program i want to use doesnt have a dictionary. ive seen examples where it says "KeyPress Command "c"" for example, i tried doing "KeyPress Return" but it didnt work. so if n e one has ne ideas and can help, very appreciated

tell application "Finder"
open application application

end tell
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Old Aug 21, 2004, 04:08 AM   #2
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This should do it, just put the application name as the applicationName property.

property applicationName : "" --Put the application name inside the speech marks

tell application applicationName
	activate --Open and activate the application
	tell application "System Events"
		tell process applicationName
				key code 36 --Type the return key
			on error theError
				display dialog ("Sorry, an error occured:" & theError) buttons "OK" default button "OK" with icon stop
			end try
		end tell
	end tell
end tell
If the script doesn't work, go to System Preferences and make sure the following option is checked:
Universal Access->Enable access for assistive devices (at the bottom).
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