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Event Taps Testbench 1.4.0


SUMMARY: PFiddlesoft releases new version 1.4.0 of Event Taps Testbench, a minor update to its free developer utility for exploring Apple's Quartz event taps on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or later.

QUECHEE, VERMONT -- October 22, 2018 -- PFiddlesoft today announced the release of version 1.4.0 of Event Taps Testbench, its free developer utility for exploring Apple's Quartz event taps on macOS.

Version 1.4.0 of Event Taps Testbench adds support for new Quartz event taps security features introduced in macOS Mojave 10.14, and it now uses Apple's Hardened Runtime in Mojave and has been notarized by Apple to assure users that it is from a trusted developer and was scanned for malicious code by Apple to ensure its security. It also supports Dark Mode in Mojave. It incorporates the new PFiddlesoft PFEventTaps Framework 1.6.0, and it fixes minor bugs.

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Event Taps Testbench is based on PFiddlesoft's PFEventTaps Framework. The framework is written using Objective-C, and it supports the 64-bit Intel architecture using reference counted memory management and ARC. Developers can license the PFiddlesoft Frameworks for distribution or for 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, Event Taps Testbench, and the PFiddlesoft Frameworks. These products for macOS 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 2007 by Event Taps Testbench, a free developer utility to explore Quartz Event Taps.

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