SUMMARY: PreFab Software releases UI Browser 2.0.4, a minor update to UI
Browser, the “ultimate assistant” for GUI Scripting with AppleScript on Mac
OS X 10.4 Tiger. Download it at http://PreFabSoftware.com/uibrowser/.
NORTH ANDOVER, Massachusetts — PreFab Software, Inc. and Bill Cheeseman
today announced the release of version 2.0.4 of their popular product,
PreFab UI Browser. UI Browser 2.0 is a Universal Binary that runs natively
both on Power PC Macintosh computers and the new Intel Macs.
UI Browser 2.0.4 adds a new feature for developers testing their Macintosh
software products for correct implementation of Apple’s Accessibility
technology. UI Browser’s browser view, element path view and Screen Reader
view now flag parent-child mismatches in the target application’s UI
element hierarchy by inserting “[MISMATCH]” at the offending element,
pinpointing the place where the UI element hierarchy breaks down.
UI Browser 2.0.4 also fixes two bugs in generated AppleScript scripts, one
that occasionally assigned invalid AppleScript index number -2147483648 to
a UI element, and another that occasionally assigned a blank AppleScript
name to a UI element. UI Browser now also generates correct scripts even in
most cases where the target application’s UI element hierarchy includes
UI Browser 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or newer, and it supports all
of the new GUI Scripting and Accessibility enhancements introduced by Apple
UI Browser is the “ultimate assistant” for Apple’s GUI Scripting and
Accessibility technologies. It helps you to explore, manipulate and monitor
the user interface of most Mac OS X applications running on your computer.
With the push of a button, it also generates AppleScript statements to
control even non-scriptable applications using GUI Scripting. No other
utility provides all of the information you need in order to write scripts
for GUI Scripting.
Download a free, full-featured 30-day trial version of UI Browser 2.0.4 now
at http://PreFabSoftware.com/uibrowser/. This trial version will work even
if you tried an older version of UI Browser more than 30 days ago.
New customers may purchase UI Browser 2.0 for $55, with quantity discounts
available. UI Browser 2.0.4 is a free upgrade for customers who purchased
version 1.4.1 or older after January 1, 2006, and for owners of any
previous version of UI Browser 2.0. There is a $10 upgrade fee if you
purchased UI Browser 1.4.1 or older before January 1, 2006, to help us
continue to support and enhance UI Browser. (Even a free upgrade from
version 1.4.1 or older requires you to obtain a new registration key. UI
Browser 2.0.4 will work for 30 days as a full-featured trial version until
you obtain your new key.)
PreFab Software, Inc. has unmatched experience controlling the GUI via
scripts, releasing PreFab Player in 1994 with continued sales and support
today for Mac OS 9 and earlier. In 2003, PreFab entered the world of Mac OS
X with PreFab UI Browser, a popular utility to support Apple’s new GUI
Scripting technology. PreFab UI Actions, implementing “universal
attachability” for AppleScript, followed in 2004. Download fully-functional
30-day trial versions at http://PreFabSoftware.com/. UI Browser and UI
Actions are based on Bill Cheeseman’s Cocoa framework for working with
Apple’s Accessibility API.