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kelchm
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Jul 17, 2008, 09:08 PM
 
I've been trying to find information on how I might go about manipulating application windows. I know this can be done with AppleScript but I'm looking for a more direct way which can be eventually be infused with some expose style animation. Any ideas?
     
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Jul 17, 2008, 10:57 PM
 
You might try looking at the Accessibility API, but it doesn't necessarily give you that much more than AppleScript when it comes to manipulating other apps. But as far as doing something like Exposé goes, I don't think you're going to have much luck without going really deep into undocumented API. The whole window-shrinking thing is private WindowServer voodoo.
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kelchm  (op)
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Jul 18, 2008, 03:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
You might try looking at the Accessibility API, but it doesn't necessarily give you that much more than AppleScript when it comes to manipulating other apps. But as far as doing something like Exposé goes, I don't think you're going to have much luck without going really deep into undocumented API. The whole window-shrinking thing is private WindowServer voodoo.
Hmm... I assumed that the Expose type animation was part of core animation. In any case, I'm more interested in getting the basics of this working before I do anything else. I'll look into the Accessibility API as you suggested.
     
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Jul 19, 2008, 05:08 PM
 
durr, wrong concept. Ignore this
     
   
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