PFiddlesoft has released UI Browser 2.1.0 (, an update to the assistant for GUI scripting with AppleScript on Mac OS X. The new version adds support for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 Accessibility features.

Version 2.1.0 also:

° Allows users to make UI Browser a accessibility process without enabling global access for assistive devices;

° Allows users to enable global access for assistive devices, if desired, without opening System Preferences;

° Generates an AppleScript handler that allows any GUI Scripting script to enable global access for assistive devices on the fly without requiring users to open System Preferences;

° Adds a new Follow Focus mode that automatically tracks UI elements as keyboard focus changes.

Also, The PFAssistive and PFEventTaps Frameworks are now installed separately as shared frameworks in /Library/Frameworks, where they are available to any application that needs them. The frameworks support and enhance Apple’s Accessibility and Quartz Event Taps APIs, and they declare Cocoa delegate methods to make monitoring incoming notifications and events simple.

UI Browser 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 any application using GUI Scripting, even applications that are not otherwise scriptable.

UI Browser is Universal Binary so runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs. It requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher. A full-featured 30-day trial version of UI Browser 2.1.0 is available for download.

New customers may purchase UI Browser 2.1.0 for US$55, with quantity discounts available. It’s free upgrade for registered owners of UI Browser 2.0.x and for customers who purchased version 1.4.1 or older on or after Jan. 1, 2006. There’s a $10 upgrade fee if you purchased UI Browser 1.4.1 or older before January 1, 2006 and have not since updated it.