Poking around in AppleScript shows that the new document’s path is After editing the file the first time I try to save the file I get the above error. tell application “TextEdit” activate make new document set theDate to current date set text of document 1 to theDate as text save document 1 in. TextEdit was running, but it was hidden (therefore all windows are hidden). This just means you hid TextEdit from view. Running your script.

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For example, you could achieve this with the following code:.

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I texredit wondering about the name anyway, because it should really end in. Please see the screenshots that I’ve added to my post. Hi, I don’t like the proper way. This hint looks like it will solve my issue, but perhaps someone can confirm?

Or are you wanting to actually change the way applications behave in macOS e. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. Sign up using Email and Password.

The script errors for me if they’re both left in. The files either contain plain text or text with RTF formatting tags. News from Macworld Lyft for Work challenges Uber for Business in the battle for corporate dollars Let the right one in: Another is using the Hide Others app,escript from the application menu of other apps.


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There are several issues and questions here: I had started from the point at which all of your documents were already open.

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Please bear with me, but, if your script opens the file you want in TextEdit and activates it so that it’s brought to the foreground, doesn’t that by default mean all the other TextEdit windows are in the background? My preferred solution is that this one file comes to the foreground and the other TextEdit windows that are currently in the background when the script is triggered remain where they are in the background.

Specify the path property into the properties of the document without the name property, because the title of the document will be the name in the path. So, while it’s not what you want to hear, your script is actually working the way it’s supposed to in macOS.

Underlining part of the text manually splits it into separate ‘attribute runs’ for AppleScript, but they all appear to have the same properties. Jacques Rioux Jacques Rioux. You may need to adjust the delay settings in the AppleScript code a little bit.

Could be that you can’t without applescript, that is.

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Reply I have this question too I have this question too Me too Me too. How to open a file in TextEdit, without bringing the other TextEdit windows to front? I’ve also tested with and without adding a delay command before the tell newDoc block to insure newDoc was ready to accept the attachment.

Instead of the first line it uses the header of the document to name the file. So I’m hoping this will ad search hits beyond people participating in this community.

Running your script simply makes it visible again along with all its windows except for any that may be minimised. User applescrippt for user: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. This would be obvious – so no more discussion needed. I have the following AppleScript code that opens a specific file in TextEdit in a window with predetermined bounds: TextEdit in macOS has the ability to attach a file to a rich text document. The second time it also shows “Locked” after the window title.

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Click here for complete coverage of Lion on Macworld. There’s only three possibilities: That’s not exactly what I’m saying, but the Dock example you’ve used is one way it could be hidden.