What does applescript call a drop down menu?

May 9, 2015 at 04:29:11
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May 9, 2015 at 07:34:55
This might or might not be of interest while you are waiting for a programmer:

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 9, 2015 at 07:58:18
Thanks, Derek. I looked at that page. I'll wait to see if there any other answers, but if applescript is really so abjectly inept that it can't even select an item from a drop-down menu without invoking javascript, I'm going to have to find an alternative to applescript.

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May 9, 2015 at 09:33:38
Have to admit I'm out of my depth on this one; presumably you're seeking to create drop down menus (and options therein).

So more out of academic interest... dun a wee trawl and found this, which may be of help?


and this link has a plethora of other items in its right hand column; some of which may be of help?


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May 9, 2015 at 09:53:30
Thanks, trvlr, and sorry you went to all that trouble. No, I don't want to create a drop-down menu. I just want to know how to get an applescript to select an item from one.

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May 9, 2015 at 11:09:22
Your welkum... As I say this one is "outa mah depth"... Is there not anything in the second post's right hand column that may help?

Before I step back await more erudite input on this one, I dun anuther trawl - using the string:

applescript to select item from drop down menu

and it would appear you're not alone "out there" with this conundrum. This is the list of google hits and some of them "amy" help shed light?


At which point I shall sit back, watch 'n learn.....

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May 9, 2015 at 11:25:49
Thanks again, but those results have a regrettably familiar look.

I’m actually beginning to believe that there’s no way of doing this without javascript. This, if so, is a little like a car having no means of steering, so that, when you want to change direction, you have to stop, get out, recruit a few passersby to help, and haul the front end round by brute force till it’s pointing in the new desired direction. Then you jump back in and away you go…until you reach the next turning…

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May 9, 2015 at 11:27:45
I have to agree with your feeling... Even at my level of ignorance I was tending to that view... But then who knows (apart from "The Shadow"...) - someone may pop up with a how to?

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May 9, 2015 at 13:00:54
Thanks, ijack, this gave me a few different bits of applescript jargon to try — but I’ve tried them and they don't seem to help.

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