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Popping browser to front

edited April 2010 in FastScripts
I have a bunch of AppleScripts that follow a similar pattern: they take the current clipboard contents, turn it into a URL to an intranet server, and then use "open location" to go to the URL. In addition, some of them pop up a dialogue to ask for additional info that gets merged into the URL.

These scripts worked fine when I was running Leopard and FS 2.3.6. I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard, and noticed that when the scripts pop up a dialogue, it wasn't brought to the front. I had to hide all windows to find it.

Upgrading to FS 2.5 fixed that problem, but now when those scripts open the location, Safari doesn't pop to the front. I have to switch to it manually. This only happens with the scripts that display a dialogue.


tell application "Safari" to activate

to the end of the script seems to solve the problem, but it would be nice if I didn't have to do this in all the scripts.


  • Thanks for the feedback. This is one of the challenges in FastScripts, to adapt to the changing behaviors of the scriptable applications -- and AppleScript itself -- as the various releases of OS X change things in subtle ways.

    I think the fact that it doesn't activate automatically is actually a good thing, since it's possible somebody would want to open the location and NOT open the browser. But I can see how the change in behavior is frustrating. I think it's out of FastScripts's hands in this case though.

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