You may have guessed, I am trying to use applescript. But its not working. I am trying to make an script that will do the following. > Watch the Safari history folder. > Whenever a file is added it will bring up a dialog box with one button. "Close" eventually that will be changed to only bring up the dialog box when a specific keyword is found. but for the time being, I want it to come up every time a new file is added. I used the 'Add new file' apple example script. that worked. I edited it a bit to say a different statement in the box and only have one button. It worked. but now, for some reason, whenever a new file is added it waits for about 15 seconds and then flashes safari. Grrrrr!! Why is this so?