What is "system events" ?


Hey guys,

Here is a great, short video showing how to use SD6 to explore System Events, and then to drag/drop to create a big tell block:

Best Regards,

Jim Underwood
aka JMichaelTX

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Date: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 4:21 PM
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Subject: Re: [applescript] What is "system events" ?

Note that you can do the same trick with any other app, too, not just System Events; i.e., see a live view of whatever app’s properties, classes, etc. 

The live inspector view, along with the variables view and SD’s dictionary viewer, are really what make SD worthwhile for me. I rarely have need to actually step into the debugger itself thanks to these.



On 21 Oct 2017, at 03:58, JMichaelTX <JMichael@...> wrote:


Thanks for posting this.  This is a huge tip!
For those that don't have SD6, or, like me, not sure what Phil is referring to, here's a screen shot of the lower Inspector Panel of SD6, after I have entered the simple script below:

Jean-Christophe Helary <jean.christophe.helary@...>

On Oct 20, 2017, at 17:40, Jean-Christophe Helary <jean.christophe.helary@...> wrote:

Is there a place that describes what System Events is, how it works, why it is necessary for some sorts of scripting, etc.?

Thanks everybody for all the replies. I've made a summary of everything I gathered here:


It's my beginner's take on the question so there really is nothing technical there. If you have comments or suggestions though, don't hesitate.