UI Browser 2.9.0
SUMMARY: PFiddlesoft releases UI Browser 2.9.0, an update to the "ultimate assistant" for Apple's AppleScript GUI Scripting and Accessibility technologies in macOS Yosemite 10.10 or later.
QUECHEE, VERMONT -- October 26, 2019 -- PFiddlesoft today announced the release of version 2.9.0 of its popular product, UI Browser, the "ultimate assistant" for GUI Scripting with AppleScript, and a developer utility for exploring Apple's Accessibility API.
UI Browser helps you to explore, manipulate, and monitor the user interface of most macOS applications running on your computer. With the push of a button, it also generates AppleScript statements to control any application using GUI Scripting, even applications that are not otherwise scriptable. No other utility provides all of the information you need in order to write scripts using GUI Scripting.
Version 2.9.0 of UI Browser adds support for new Accessibility features introduced by Apple in macOS Catalina 10.15. UI Browser requires OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later.
In addition, version 2.9.0 adds these new features:
- UI Browser now automatically highlights the target application's UI element under the cursor when in Screen Reader mode.
- UI Browser now refreshes its browser view automatically when it is brought to the front if a window or other UI element in the target application was created or destroyed while UI Browser was in the background.
- UI Browser now has a Validate button in the Notifications drawer to show information from Apple's Accessibility Definitions file, like the Validate buttons in the Actions and Attributes drawers.
- UI Browser now follows VoiceOver best practices when speaking its own Accessibility labels.
- UI Browser implements numerous performance enhancements and a number of minor bug fixes.
Download a free, full-featured 30-day trial version of UI Browser now at pfiddlesoft.com/uibrowser/.
New customers may purchase UI Browser for $55. It is a free upgrade for registered owners of UI Browser 2.0.0 and newer. UI Browser 1.4.1 is no longer supported and no free upgrade path is available.
UI Browser is based on the PFiddlesoft Frameworks, including the PFAssistive and PFEventTaps Frameworks. The frameworks are written using Objective-C, and they support 64-bit architectures using reference counted memory management and ARC. Developers can 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.com/frameworks/.
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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