how would you check if an app is running (even if no windows for it may be open)??
tell application “System Events”
–set proc_list to displayed name of every application process
set proc_list to name of every application process
note: for long names “displayed name” will return the name displayed by the finder.
tell application "System Events" if exists process "Whatever" then beep else beep 2 end if end tell
I have been looking for something similar that could be continously looking until the application is closed and then give a command. I have found one way, but I am wanting to know if there is something that takes less resources while it loops.
repeat delay 30 --Ideally more often than this, but remaining low on resource usage tell application "System Events" if not (exists process "Whatever") then activate application "Whatever Else" exit repeat else end if end tell end repeat