Automator not working...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hellomoto4, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

    hellomoto4

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    #1
    Here's what I want it to do:

    1 Open Safari
    2 Click in the address bar
    3 Type an address
    4 Enter/return

    Safari opens, but Automator doesn't want to left click in the address bar.
    For left click/type I am using Automator Virtual Input


    Please help!
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    #2
    This should work:

    • Get Specified Text
    • Display Webpages

    For the specified text you need to put the whole http://wwww.webaddress.com string in.

    This will open the URL in your default browser
     
  3. hellomoto4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    hellomoto4

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    #3
    Thanks.
    Now I want to be able to click on a text area and type something.

    How would I go about doing this?
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    #4
    You could try recording feature with Automator. To do so start a new document and press the record button. Then open safari and go to the url you want then type in the text.

    I just did a little test and it seemed to work.
     

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