[META]Add AppleScript support and capabilities to Mozilla on Mac, e.g. AppleScript/OSA Script menu

NEW
Unassigned

Status

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Firefox
General
P5
enhancement
16 years ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: Joel Nelson (don't send email), Unassigned)

Tracking

(Depends on: 5 bugs, Blocks: 2 bugs, {meta})

Trunk
All
Mac OS X
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph
Bug Flags:
wanted1.9.0.x -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
Add AppleScript support and capabilities to Mozilla on Mac OS 9 and X.  This
would include the Scripting Dictionary which is built-in to AppleScript
compatible Mac applications, adding a Script menu to the menu bar, and adding
"launch AppleScript" as an option in message rules.

Comment 1

16 years ago
Dup of bug 58590?
Related:
DoJavascript event: bug 5704
Better AE support: bug 5701
Implement advanced XPConnect-to-AppleScript/OSA glue layer: bug 61356
(Reporter)

Comment 2

16 years ago
It is similar to those four bugs although still a little different.  I would
recommend leaving it as a separate bug although you could mark it as duplicate
if needed.  This bug is more of a summary of the entire problem, while the other
bugs are more to individual issues with AppleScript.
(Reporter)

Updated

16 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1

Comment 3

15 years ago
Let's keep to one issue per bug, please. Making this one about adding the Script menu. Joel, 
please file another about message rules only.
Assignee: sspitzer → dbradley
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Mail Window Front End → XPConnect
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: meta
Product: MailNews → Browser
QA Contact: esther → pschwartau
Summary: Add AppleScript support to Mac OS 9 & X builds of Mozilla → Add AppleScript/OSA Script menu
(Reporter)

Comment 4

15 years ago
Marking OS to "All" to include Mac OS 8, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.  (Was: Mac OS 9)
OS: Mac System 9.x → All
(Reporter)

Updated

15 years ago
Blocks: 158019

Comment 5

15 years ago
Should a meta bug be created, or this turned into that?

Comment 6

15 years ago
From Comment #2, sounds like this should be the meta bug. 
Reassigning to Tracking component and adding the bugs mentioned
in Comment#1 as dependencies.

If anyone knows of any other AppleScript issues filed in Bugzilla,
please add them as dependencies, too -
Assignee: dbradley → chofmann
Component: XPConnect → Tracking
Depends on: 5701, 5704, 61356
QA Contact: pschwartau → chofmann
Summary: Add AppleScript/OSA Script menu → [META]Add AppleScript support and capabilities to Mozilla on Mac, e.g. AppleScript/OSA Script menu

Updated

15 years ago
Depends on: 160106

Comment 7

15 years ago
I add my bugs (or enhancements)
bug 156010
bug 156013
bug 158386
bug 158388
Depends on: 156010, 156013, 156388, 158386

Updated

15 years ago
Depends on: 5705

Comment 8

15 years ago
OS should not be All (that includes LinuxPPC). Setting to 8.5, since that's the
oldest supported Mac OS at this point.
OS: All → Mac System 8.5

Updated

15 years ago
Blocks: 164968

Updated

15 years ago
Depends on: 166199

Updated

15 years ago
No longer depends on: 156388

Updated

15 years ago
Depends on: 158388

Updated

15 years ago
Blocks: 158388
No longer depends on: 158388

Updated

15 years ago
Depends on: 149529

Comment 9

14 years ago
Shouldn't we move this to Mac OS X ? Mac OS 8.5 and 9 support is dead now ...

Comment 10

14 years ago
adt: removing nsbeta1 nomination; nominate bugs indiviually as appropriate.
Keywords: nsbeta1

Comment 11

14 years ago
Updating OS to a supported one.
OS: Mac System 8.5 → MacOS X

Updated

13 years ago
Blocks: 243543
*** Bug 308558 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Updated

11 years ago
Depends on: 352254

Updated

10 years ago
No longer depends on: 160106

Comment 13

9 years ago
Any updates on this issue?
I've seen the lack of this noted on a couple reviews of the Firefox 3 betas recently. Certainly too major to make it into Firefox 3, but probably worth getting back on the radar.  I think wanted-next would be more appropriate than wanted1.9.0.x, but it doesn't seem to want to let me pick that one.
Flags: wanted1.9.0.x?
Moving flags around since wanted1.9.1 and blocking1.9.1 now exist.
Flags: wanted1.9.1?
Flags: wanted1.9.0.x?
Flags: wanted1.9.0.x-
Flags: blocking1.9.1?

Updated

9 years ago
Flags: wanted1.9.1?
Flags: wanted1.9.1+
Flags: blocking1.9.1?
Flags: blocking1.9.1-

Comment 16

9 years ago
Broken AppleScript support in Firefox 3 cripples URL Manager Pro and other bookmark manager applications for Mac OS X because they cannot get the name and URL of the current web page. This was my experience in OS X 10.4.11 and now in OS X 10.5.5. I get a message that there is no browser running or there is no browser window open.
Comment 16 is bug 427448, which is fixed on the trunk.

Updated

9 years ago
Flags: wanted1.9.1+ → wanted1.9.1-

Comment 18

9 years ago
Lack of AppleScript support makes FF less useful for research because it doesn’t play well with desktop apps, like DevonThink, intended to compliment built in OS X technologies, such as AppleScript.

Updated

8 years ago
Depends on: 46407

Comment 19

7 years ago
It looks like it has been a very long time since this problem was first raised, and nothing so far has been done about it and no feedback is evident from Mozilla. There is still no support for Applescript in FF 3.6.3 (as of 5/8/2010) for Mac OSX (now at 10.6.3), and that means I still cannot use URL Manager Pro to manage cross browser bookmarks.  Why has nothing been done about this?

Comment 20

7 years ago
This addition is important in so many ways to mac users... it makes me think that there must not be any mac users on the development team, otherwise this would have been done a long time ago. I should learn how to write for mozilla, but I think it may be a while before I understand it enough to fix this issue.

Comment 21

7 years ago
Yes, please add AppleScript support. Thanks!

Comment 22

7 years ago
Would someone at Mozilla please respond to these requests, or explain why this will/cannot be done?

Comment 23

7 years ago
We are aware that people want better AppleScript support but simply put, it has not been a high enough priority to get developer time. We would, of course, always accept a patch contribution.

We don't need any more "me too" comments here, thanks.
Hardware: PowerPC → All

Comment 24

6 years ago
Curios, what is the state here? I actually only need to get the URL of the front window. This should be quite trivial on the Firefox site to be implemented. Why isn't it?

I guess this would maybe take an hour or so to be implemented for someone who is not experienced with the Firefox/Mozilla source (excluding the time to setup the build environment -- no idea how complicated that is) and maybe about 5-10 minutes for someone who is.

I would look at this (at least for just getting the URL) if I would know that this would be applied soon after to the stable branch and will got into FF4. (Otherwise it would be no use for me.)

But mostly I am curios: Why haven't it been done already? Can someone give some technical details?

Updated

2 years ago
Depends on: 1127514
Assignee: chofmann → nobody
Component: Tracking → General
Flags: wanted1.9.1-
Flags: blocking1.9.1-
Priority: -- → P5
Product: Core → Firefox
QA Contact: chofmann
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