AppleScript to hide an application...

Will Cheyney

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Can somebody tell me the code I need to create an AppleScript that will hide an application when I press a the scroll 'nipple' on my Mighty Mouse?

I have no AppleScript experience :(


Many thanks!
 

Will Cheyney

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You can't just tell it to hide the front application?

I found a script that hides all open applications... It's from Apple site.
http://www.apple.com/applescript/toolbar/
(Under 'Window management' and called 'Hide Application Windows' - direct download: http://images.apple.com/applescript/toolbar/scripts/hideapps.sit).

I just want the current app to be hidden though!

This is the code the script above uses:
Code:
tell application "Finder"
	activate
	set visible of every process whose visible is true and name is not "Finder" to false
end tell
 

HexMonkey

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You can use this code to hide the front application:
Code:
tell application "Finder" to set visible of every process whose frontmost is true to false
However, as robbieduncan said, AppleScript can't automatically respond to events such as pressing the scroll button, although there might be a third party application that you could use to run the script when the button is pressed.
 

Will Cheyney

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Can you not just compile is as an app and then have it set to launch (and therefore run) when a button is pressed (set through System Preferences)?
 

HexMonkey

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I think you're right actually, I don't have such a feature available to me but looking at the resources inside the Keyboard and Mouse preferences pane it looks like it does allow it for Mighty Mouse users.