How to find out information about all opened windows on the desktop.


pirw

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Hi!

I want to find out the the size and position of all opened windows on the desktop.

The only thing I've found is that NSAccibility has a function that is named
accessibilityHitTest. It returns the deepest descendant of the accessibility hierarchy that contains the point point, which is in lower-left relative screen coordinates.

I hope there is some other way to find all visible windows on the desktop, since I do not want to search every single pixel on the desktop with this method. It would take too long time.

I hope someone have some kinds of tips where to look.
thx
pir
 
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Kaveman

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Nope. Each App on OSX is very separate and its very difficult for one App to reach out and query every other App.

If you are only interested in a single other App you can use Scripting Bridge, or Accessibly Kit.

Sorry OSX is designed to not allow this.
 

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