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Apple Pro Training Series: AppleScript 1-2-3 by Bill Cheeseman, Sal Soghoian

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Lesson 1. The First Step

What Is AppleScript?

Properties and Values

Verbs Used with Windows

The Desktop Setup Script

Chapter Summary

What’s Next?

Consider this chapter a “book within a book.” If you don’t read any other chapter, read this one. It has been designed to give you a quick but thorough introduction to AppleScript through a short, fun, hands-on tutorial. In 25 minutes you’ll learn what AppleScript is, how it works, and how to write basic, functional AppleScript scripts with confidence.

To accomplish this goal, you’ll learn the fundamentals of AppleScript and then put them to use as we step through the creation of a Finder toolbar script. You can use the script on your own computer to reset a cluttered Desktop display to a predefined ...

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