get the list of open applications and windows ?

Sarah sarahr at
Wed Jul 24 17:25:01 EDT 2002

I had only tested this in the Script Editor but when testing in Rev, I 
found that it worked with one minor problem. The AppleScript separates 
the names with a "return" which to AppleScript is ascii 13. Rev uses 
ascii 10 for an end of line, so the AppleScripts return didn't actually 
produce a line break.

Change line 5 to:
		set procNames to procNames & the name of p & ascii character 10
and it will produce a correctly separated list, although the first and 
last characters will be quotes, so you'll need to remove them in your 
Rev script once you have the data.

I did what you did, put the script in a field called "ScriptMac" and 
then had a button with the following script:
	on mouseUp
	  do fld "ScriptMac" as AppleScript
	  answer the result
	end mouseUp
This worked perfectly for me under OS X 10.1.5 with the latest update to 


On Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at 04:28  PM, Ludovic THEBAULT wrote:

> in <D5DC80BE-9CF8-11D6-AC4D-0003937A97B8 at>:
>> Here is an AppleScript to list all running applications:
>> tell application "Finder"
>> 	set procList to the processes
>> 	set procNames to ""
>> 	repeat with p in procList
>> 		set procNames to procNames & the name of p & return
>> 	end repeat
>> 	return procNames
>> end tell
> Thanks, but doesn't work with me (on macOS X). But works in the
> applescript editor.
> I've put the script in a fld called "Scriptmac"
> In msg box, the script :
> do fld "scriptmac" as applescript
> return "Compiler error"
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