If you ever want/need to use AppleScript to drive another program that doesn’t have AppleScript support, there are a few things you can do. Here’s a snippet of code where I open new tabs in Safari, and typ text into its location field:
tell application "Safari" activate -- create all the tabs that are needed tell application "System Events" -- enter the url in the open window keystroke (item 1 of urlList) key code 36 repeat with i from 2 to (numURLs) -- for each additional url, first create a tab tell process "Safari" click menu item "New Tab" of menu "File" of menu bar 1 end tell -- now enter the url keystroke (item i of urlList) key code 36 end repeat end tell end tell
If Safari had a little more support for tabs, and opening URLs in tabs, I wouldn't have to have code like
key code 36, or
click menu item "New Tab" of menu "File" of menu bar 1.
This shows the typical way of getting around an application that isn't scriptable: you use the "System Events" to talk to the application in question, and select menu items, click buttons, and in this case, enter text.