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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I’m stuck on a PC so I can’t try this now, but you might try your other attempt with a text path: Atom topic feed Powered by FluxBB. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

I think there are several things going on here, and I would like to probe them all. Posted on Texteedit 27, 3: Optionally create a folder named “Notes” — mine is inside my Documents folder. I can’t figure out the conditions — sometimes it has happened after the script adds more text, sometimes if I start with an empty and type at it,sometimes if the text sits there then the system tries to autosave it, and who knows what else.


So I’m hoping this will attract search hits beyond people participating in this community. May 29, aapplescript If I select multiple music files, it produces multiple TextEdit files on my desktop – all good.

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I’m not quite getting what the issue is here – maybe I need another coffee! Search Advanced From our Sponsor However I personally don’t use the script menu for this script. I put this line before your code. I think they’re fairly self-explanatory – They just tell TextEdit to minimise any window that meets these two conditions 1. Anyway, I said thanks, and asked why textediy close and reopen? Not that I can find.

As you can see, I’ve just added two lines of code. PizzaCake on Sep 23, ’08 That is not the case.

Whether the window is currently visible. But it is really invisible. These windows may be technically “in the background” when my Service is triggered, but they are no longer hidden.


What am I doing wrong in that script fragment or possibly the stuff around it?

Simple Applescript: Create a .txt file

I pasted the script into script editor and saved as application. I textedi it, and it works as described. Either way, this functions for me in the latest version of Sierra. Ask a question Reset. The problem arose when I added the name property where the script creates the document, as opposed to leaving it untitled.

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When I remove the activate line from the code: No TextEdit windows are brought forward without activateeven the window of the file that is opened. Or are you wanting to actually change the way applications behave in macOS e. I notice no difference with your first solution; the hidden TextEdit windows still become visible. The reason that no TextEdit windows are visible in my first screenshot is because a different application i.

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