How Do You Display Dialog with No Buttons?

All I want is a window to pop up and display a message for 5 seconds that does not have any interactive buttons. When the 5 seconds have passed, the window closes. The display dialog command seems to require at least one button.

The display dialog command from the Standard Additions Scripting Addition requires at least one button (you can pass a list of one empty string or a long string of spaces for some silly effects). If you want something without buttons, you’ll either have to roll your own in AppleScript Studio or some other third-party solution like Growl.


Growl works beautifully! I’m excited to find out what future versions will bring.

Thanks for the tip!