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Event Taps Testbench 1.3.1

PFiddlesoft releases a minor update to Event Taps Testbench, a free utility for software developers


SUMMARY: PFiddlesoft releases Event Taps Testbench 1.3.1, a minor update to its free developer utility for exploring Apple's Quartz event taps on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and newer. Download it at

QUECHEE, VERMONT -- October 30, 2011 -- PFiddlesoft today announced the release of version 1.3.1 of Event Taps Testbench, its free developer utility for exploring Apple's Quartz event taps on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion. This is a minor update.

Download this free developer utility now at

This version of Event Taps Testbench differs from version 1.3.0, released a few days go, only by installing version 1.3.4 of the PFEventTaps Framework, which fixes one bug in the framework.

Version 1.3.0 contained one new feature, displaying the names of all applications or processes that have installed event taps in the system. It also included several bug fixes.

Event Taps Testbench is based on PFiddlesoft's PFEventTaps Framework. The framework is written using Objective-C 2.0, and it supports 32-bit and 64-bit architectures using reference counted memory management. Developers can now license the PFiddlesoft Frameworks for distribution or use with their own products that use Apple's Accessibility and Quartz Event Taps technologies. The frameworks may be licensed free of charge for personal use or for distribution or use with a free software product. A modest license fee is required to distribute or use the frameworks with a product for which payment is requested or required. Source code is available for a separate fee. Different terms apply to large or established commercial software developers. For more information, go to

PFiddlesoft™ has unmatched experience controlling the Macintosh Graphical User Interface using AppleScript and other technologies. PFiddlesoft is a trademark of PreForm Assistive Technologies, LLC, a company formed by Bill Cheeseman to develop and market Macintosh software based on Apple's Accessibility technologies. PFiddlesoft distributes applications written by Bill Cheeseman, including UI Browser, UI Actions, Event Taps Testbench, and the PFiddlesoft Frameworks. These products for Mac OS X carry on the tradition of PreFab Player, a seminal product released for the classic Mac OS in 1994. UI Browser was first released in 2003 to support Apple's GUI Scripting and Accessibility technologies. It was followed in 2004 by UI Actions, implementing "universal attachability" for AppleScript, and in 2007 by Event Taps Testbench, a free developer utility to explore Quartz Event Taps. The PFiddle Collection was introduced in 2010. It is a growing collection of useful and pfun Macintosh software. Buy the collection once for $4.95 US, and enjoy any and all applications in the collection, now and in the future, without additional charge.

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