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AppleScript to save and restore window positions

#!/usr/bin/osascript

-- Usage:
-- $ osacompile -o windowPositions.compiled.scpt windowPositions.scpt
-- $ osascript windowPositions.compiled.scpt --save
-- $ osascript windowPositions.compiled.scpt --restore

-- Change this to be the list of windows you want to save/restore
property affectedProcesses : {"Chrome", "Adium", "Eclipse", "Terminal"}
property windowRecord : {}

on run argv
	if (count of argv) is equal to 0 then
		log "Please specify one of --save or --restore."
		return
	end if
	
	tell application "System Events"
		if (item 1 of argv is equal to "--save") then
			set windowRecord to {}
			repeat with i from 1 to count affectedProcesses
				set end of windowRecord to {0, {}, {}}
			end repeat
			repeat with p from 1 to count affectedProcesses
				set processName to (item p of affectedProcesses)
				if exists process processName then
					log "Process '" & processName & "' exists"
					tell process processName
						set numWindows to count windows
						set item 1 of item p of windowRecord to numWindows
						repeat with i from 1 to numWindows
							set end of item 2 of item p of windowRecord to position of window i
							set end of item 3 of item p of windowRecord to size of window i
						end repeat
					end tell
				end if
			end repeat
		else
			repeat with p from 1 to count affectedProcesses
				set processName to (item p of affectedProcesses)
				if exists process processName then
					log "Process '" & processName & "' exists"
					tell process processName
						set numWindows to item 1 of item p of windowRecord
						repeat with i from 1 to numWindows
							set position of window i to (item i of item 2 of item p of windowRecord)
							set size of window i to (item i of item 3 of item p of windowRecord)
						end repeat
					end tell
				end if
			end repeat
		end if
	end tell
end run
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2fb2097ff02961e0409143c6446aea0c
applescript
AppleScript
55
2019-04-22T22:11:42
True
False
False
/api/public/snipt/15605/
applescript-to-save-and-restore-window-positions
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</span><span id="L-8"><a name="L-8"></a><span class="c">-- Change this to be the list of windows you want to save/restore</span> </span><span id="L-9"><a name="L-9"></a><span class="k">property</span> <span class="nv">affectedProcesses</span> <span class="p">:</span> <span class="p">{</span><span class="s2">&quot;Chrome&quot;</span><span class="p">,</span> <span class="s2">&quot;Adium&quot;</span><span class="p">,</span> <span class="s2">&quot;Eclipse&quot;</span><span class="p">,</span> <span class="s2">&quot;Terminal&quot;</span><span class="p">}</span> </span><span id="L-10"><a name="L-10"></a><span class="k">property</span> <span class="nv">windowRecord</span> <span class="p">:</span> <span class="p">{}</span> </span><span id="L-11"><a name="L-11"></a> </span><span id="L-12"><a name="L-12"></a><span class="k">on</span> <span class="nb">run</span> <span class="nv">argv</span> </span><span id="L-13"><a name="L-13"></a> <span class="k">if</span> <span class="p">(</span><span class="nb">count</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nv">argv</span><span class="p">)</span> <span class="ow">is equal</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="mi">0</span> <span class="k">then</span> </span><span id="L-14"><a name="L-14"></a> <span class="nb">log</span> <span class="s2">&quot;Please specify one of --save or --restore.&quot;</span> </span><span id="L-15"><a name="L-15"></a> <span class="no">return</span> </span><span id="L-16"><a name="L-16"></a> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">if</span> </span><span id="L-17"><a name="L-17"></a> </span><span id="L-18"><a name="L-18"></a> <span class="k">tell</span> <span class="nb">application</span> <span class="s2">&quot;System Events&quot;</span> </span><span id="L-19"><a name="L-19"></a> <span class="k">if</span> <span class="p">(</span><span class="nb">item</span> <span class="mi">1</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nv">argv</span> <span class="ow">is equal</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="s2">&quot;--save&quot;</span><span class="p">)</span> <span class="k">then</span> </span><span id="L-20"><a name="L-20"></a> <span class="k">set</span> <span class="nv">windowRecord</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="p">{}</span> </span><span id="L-21"><a name="L-21"></a> <span class="k">repeat</span> <span class="nv">with</span> <span class="nv">i</span> <span class="k">from</span> <span class="mi">1</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="nb">count</span> <span class="nv">affectedProcesses</span> </span><span id="L-22"><a name="L-22"></a> <span class="k">set</span> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nv">windowRecord</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="p">{</span><span class="mi">0</span><span class="p">,</span> <span class="p">{},</span> <span class="p">{}}</span> </span><span id="L-23"><a name="L-23"></a> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">repeat</span> </span><span id="L-24"><a name="L-24"></a> <span class="k">repeat</span> <span class="nv">with</span> <span class="nv">p</span> <span class="k">from</span> <span class="mi">1</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="nb">count</span> <span class="nv">affectedProcesses</span> </span><span id="L-25"><a name="L-25"></a> <span class="k">set</span> <span class="nv">processName</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="p">(</span><span class="nb">item</span> <span class="nv">p</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nv">affectedProcesses</span><span class="p">)</span> </span><span id="L-26"><a name="L-26"></a> <span class="k">if</span> <span class="nb">exists</span> <span class="nv">process</span> <span class="nv">processName</span> <span class="k">then</span> </span><span id="L-27"><a name="L-27"></a> <span class="nb">log</span> <span class="s2">&quot;Process &#39;&quot;</span> <span class="o">&amp;</span> <span class="nv">processName</span> <span class="o">&amp;</span> <span class="s2">&quot;&#39; exists&quot;</span> </span><span id="L-28"><a name="L-28"></a> <span class="k">tell</span> <span class="nv">process</span> <span class="nv">processName</span> </span><span id="L-29"><a name="L-29"></a> <span class="k">set</span> <span class="nv">numWindows</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="nb">count</span> <span class="nb">windows</span> </span><span id="L-30"><a name="L-30"></a> <span class="k">set</span> <span class="nb">item</span> <span class="mi">1</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nb">item</span> <span class="nv">p</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nv">windowRecord</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="nv">numWindows</span> </span><span id="L-31"><a name="L-31"></a> <span class="k">repeat</span> <span class="nv">with</span> <span class="nv">i</span> <span class="k">from</span> <span class="mi">1</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="nv">numWindows</span> </span><span id="L-32"><a name="L-32"></a> <span class="k">set</span> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nb">item</span> <span class="mi">2</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nb">item</span> <span class="nv">p</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nv">windowRecord</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="na">position</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="na">window</span> <span class="nv">i</span> </span><span id="L-33"><a name="L-33"></a> <span class="k">set</span> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nb">item</span> <span class="mi">3</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nb">item</span> <span class="nv">p</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nv">windowRecord</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="na">size</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="na">window</span> <span class="nv">i</span> </span><span id="L-34"><a name="L-34"></a> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">repeat</span> </span><span id="L-35"><a name="L-35"></a> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">tell</span> </span><span id="L-36"><a name="L-36"></a> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">if</span> </span><span id="L-37"><a name="L-37"></a> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">repeat</span> </span><span id="L-38"><a name="L-38"></a> <span class="k">else</span> </span><span id="L-39"><a name="L-39"></a> <span class="k">repeat</span> <span class="nv">with</span> <span class="nv">p</span> <span class="k">from</span> <span class="mi">1</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="nb">count</span> <span class="nv">affectedProcesses</span> </span><span id="L-40"><a name="L-40"></a> <span class="k">set</span> <span class="nv">processName</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="p">(</span><span class="nb">item</span> <span class="nv">p</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nv">affectedProcesses</span><span class="p">)</span> </span><span id="L-41"><a name="L-41"></a> <span class="k">if</span> <span class="nb">exists</span> <span class="nv">process</span> <span class="nv">processName</span> <span class="k">then</span> </span><span id="L-42"><a name="L-42"></a> <span class="nb">log</span> <span class="s2">&quot;Process &#39;&quot;</span> <span class="o">&amp;</span> <span class="nv">processName</span> <span class="o">&amp;</span> <span class="s2">&quot;&#39; exists&quot;</span> </span><span id="L-43"><a name="L-43"></a> <span class="k">tell</span> <span class="nv">process</span> <span class="nv">processName</span> </span><span id="L-44"><a name="L-44"></a> <span class="k">set</span> <span class="nv">numWindows</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="nb">item</span> <span class="mi">1</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nb">item</span> <span class="nv">p</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nv">windowRecord</span> </span><span id="L-45"><a name="L-45"></a> <span class="k">repeat</span> <span class="nv">with</span> <span class="nv">i</span> <span class="k">from</span> <span class="mi">1</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="nv">numWindows</span> </span><span id="L-46"><a name="L-46"></a> <span class="k">set</span> <span class="na">position</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="na">window</span> <span class="nv">i</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="p">(</span><span class="nb">item</span> <span class="nv">i</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nb">item</span> <span class="mi">2</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nb">item</span> <span class="nv">p</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nv">windowRecord</span><span class="p">)</span> </span><span id="L-47"><a name="L-47"></a> <span class="k">set</span> <span class="na">size</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="na">window</span> <span class="nv">i</span> <span class="k">to</span> <span class="p">(</span><span class="nb">item</span> <span class="nv">i</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nb">item</span> <span class="mi">3</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nb">item</span> <span class="nv">p</span> <span class="k">of</span> <span class="nv">windowRecord</span><span class="p">)</span> </span><span id="L-48"><a name="L-48"></a> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">repeat</span> </span><span id="L-49"><a name="L-49"></a> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">tell</span> </span><span id="L-50"><a name="L-50"></a> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">if</span> </span><span id="L-51"><a name="L-51"></a> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">repeat</span> </span><span id="L-52"><a name="L-52"></a> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">if</span> </span><span id="L-53"><a name="L-53"></a> <span class="k">end</span> <span class="k">tell</span> </span><span id="L-54"><a name="L-54"></a><span class="k">end</span> <span class="nb">run</span> </span></pre></div> </td></tr></table>
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