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PreFab UI Browser 1.2 supports Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" and Apple's GUI Scripting

 

North Andover, MA -- November 2, 2003 -- PreFab Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of UI Browser 1.2, an update to its utility to help scripters write user interface scripts using Apple's new "GUI Scripting" technology for AppleScript in Mac OS X version 10.3 and higher.

UI Browser 1.2 adds full support for many new features of Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther," which was released on October 24 by Apple Computer, Inc.

A free trial of UI Browser 1.2 is available now at PreFabSoftware.com. Normally priced at $55.00, PreFab is offering an introductory price of $39.95 through December 31, 2003. Download the free 30-day trial version at prefabsoftware.com/uibrowser/.

PreFab UI Browser is the ultimate assistant for GUI Scripting. It helps scripters explore, control and monitor the user interface of most Mac OS X applications, navigating the interface hierarchy then generating useful AppleScript statements with a single click.

UI Browser 1.2 takes advantage of all of the new "accessibility" features introduced in Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther," including support for many additional user interface elements -- including text. New UI Browser features include the ability to highlight any of a target application's user interface elements on screen to make them easier to find. UI Browser 1.2 is a free upgrade to owners of earlier versions of UI Browser.

Scripters can now write and distribute scripts that will run "out of the box" on all Panther-equipped Macintosh computers, because Apple's GUI Scripting support software is automatically included in all installations of Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther." With this new standard feature of Panther, even applications that do not formally support AppleScript are scriptable. AppleScript's power to automate repetitive tasks and workflow solutions has grown by an order of magnitude in Panther, and UI Browser is available now to help you take advantage of it.

UI Browser 1.2 contains several other enhancements, many that work even under Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar." These enhancements include the ability to view and print a formatted report listing the selected element's path and all of its actions, attributes and notifications at once; new generated scripts, including an enhanced "tell block wrapper" that helps users turn on support for GUI Scripting in System Preferences; a greatly enhanced notification log window; improved Path view; new menus; the ability to turn off help tags; a few bug fixes; and many new Preferences settings to customize the way UI Browser works for you.

PreFab Software, Inc. has unrivaled experience in scripting the GUI, shipping PreFab Player since 1994. For this Mac OS X product, PreFab joined forces with well-known AppleScript and Cocoa guru Bill Cheeseman to bring you a utility that makes GUI Scripting easy.


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