Welcome to mattt's AppleScript page.

Here you can download some AppleScripts I have made on my Macintosh. To use these small programs, you must have AppleScript on your Mac. They all work fine on my PowerBook. None of these scripts have been tested on System 8, but they should work.

These scripts are all "linkware." That means that if you use it and like it, you are obliged to put a link to this page on your home page. If you don't have a home page, then you can either submit this url to a search engine, get someone else to put it on their home page, or just send me a postcard...

Please don't distribute these for money without my permission. If you alter it in any way, take my name off of it. Thanks. Enjoy. Two fork filesystems rule!

Other Nifty Macintosh Things
  • Edit Type & Creator: Displays the four letter, case sensitive File Type and Creator Type codes that the Finder uses to identify the type of data conatined in and the application that created a certain file. Allows the user to change the codes to a SimpleText text file or a custom setting. Be careful with this script, you can damage things. If you don't understand what it does, don't use it. 7K.

  • List Invisibles: Lists invisible files in folders dropped on script or chosen on open. Lists only the last eight invisible files because of the display dialog character limit. 5K.

  • Startup Lock: Put an alias of this script in your Startup Items folder, and on startup it asks the user for a password, with the option of shutting back down. This is not foolproof security. The default password is "password." Change the password on the 1st line of the script. 5K.

  • Sleep Lock: For sleep-capable Macs only. Activate this script and it hides all applications, and then puts the computer to sleep. When it is woken up, it asks the user for a password, with the option of going back to sleep. This is not foolproof security. The default password is "password." Change the password on the 1st line of the script. 5K.

  • Quit Lock: When launched, it quits all open applications and the Finder and asks for a password. When a password is entered, it quits and returns to the Finder. Change the password on line 1. The default password is "password." This is not foolproof security. 4K.

  • ReFinder: When opened, this application quits the Finder and displays a choice of 3 applications to run. In order to get back into the Finder, a password is required. The default password is "password." Change it on line 1. This is good for allowing people to use one or two programs without allowing access to the entire computer. To change the applications, change the words in quotes on lines 10 and 16. 5K.

  • FontGrabber: Font Grabber: Selects the newest font in the Fonts folder and places it on the desktop. Optionally quits all applications so that the font can be removed. To enable this option, get rid of the double dashes (--) in front of lines 2-13 and recompile the script. 6K.
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