Apple scripting broken in 1.0.1.988.g8f17a348

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Apple scripting broken in 1.0.1.988.g8f17a348

chmod666
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Steps to reproduce:

  1. Open AppleScript editor
  2. Paste the following:

    tell application "Spotify"
    	playpause
    end tell
  3. Script -> Run

Expected result:

Spotify toggles playing

 

Actual result:

error "The variable playpause is not defined."

 

Root cause:

Scripting definition file, Spotify.sdef, has been moved to the "applescript" subdirectory, but the path in Info.plist hasn't been updated.

 

Workaround:

 

Patch Spotify.app/Contents/Info.plist with:

51c51
<       <string>Spotify.sdef</string>
---
>       <string>applescript/Spotify.sdef</string>

 

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Re: Apple scripting broken in 1.0.1.988.g8f17a348

mjafari
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helped so much thank you!

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Re: Apple scripting broken in 1.0.1.988.g8f17a348

Rock Star 24
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Good news!

 

Apple script support will be coming back in a future update!

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Bring-back-Applescript-support/idc-p/1068934#M31916

 

"Status changed to: Watch this space


Hey guys, this feature will be in a future Desktop update. We'll update this post here when we have more news. Thanks!"
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Re: Apple scripting broken in 1.0.1.988.g8f17a348

Bluetongue
Newbie
Thanks so much for this. I've really missed Applescript support in Spotify.

Re: Apple scripting broken in 1.0.1.988.g8f17a348

chrishough
Casual Listener

I tried this solution... it worked for a few minutes.. and then broke again after reboot...

 

Once I tried to fix it with this suggestion, I had to make the adjustment, then I closed the app.  When I opening it again, this warning displayed.  I clicked allow and now it is good to go again.  

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Re: Apple scripting broken in 1.0.1.988.g8f17a348

vdesabou
Regular

Thanks for the workaround. It works for all commands, except "play track"

 

Example:

 

tell application "Spotify"
	play track "spotify:track:4JOj52PuNDT1qt8yVosxM5"
end tell

 

This is doing anything (whereas playpause is working as expected for example). Is that the case also for you ?

 

Thanks

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Re: Apple scripting broken in 1.0.1.988.g8f17a348

growltiger
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I have the same problem with this patch working for all commands except play track

Re: Apple scripting broken in 1.0.1.988.g8f17a348

madhavajay
Regular

Bump!

 

I need this fixed as I use USBOverdrive on the Mac to configure buttons on my G930.

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Re: Apple scripting broken in 1.0.1.988.g8f17a348

stevehoek
Newbie

Thanks for the workaround.

For me, using Mac and Simplify app to show mini player, it is working with this workaround but I do not get any album art.

Any ideas?

I'm using Spotify Mac 1.0.2.1060

 

Re: Apple scripting broken in 1.0.1.988.g8f17a348

awhitema
Casual Listener

Same problem here!

Re: Apple scripting broken in 1.0.1.988.g8f17a348

awhitema
Casual Listener
Yup, same problem

Re: Apple scripting broken in 1.0.1.988.g8f17a348

klasdkmasd
Newbie

This is still broken in 1.0.1.160.gc75ebdfd and the patch suggested by chmod666 does not fix the "play track" command.

 

Please, this needs to be fixed asap as third party tools rely on scripting abilities.

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