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Cliclick is short for "Command-Line Interface Click". It is a a tiny shell / Terminal application that will emulate mouse and/or keyboard events.

Hence, it is a tool for automating/scripting things that cannot otherwise be scripted (for instance, using AppleScript). Other than GUI Scripting, it does not require "Access for assistive devices" to be activated in the System Preferences.
What's New
Version 2.3:
  • Added several new keys that can be used with the "keypress" ("kp") command.
  • Added several new keys that can be used with the "key down" ("kd") and "key up" ("ku") commands.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later






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Krioni reviewed on 21 Jan 2014
This utility is SO useful! There are situations where a straight-forward tool for clicking at specific coordinates can make user interface scripting possible, including working around bugs in Mac UI Scripting. One example is that clicking any button in FileMaker Pro's developer interfaces that opens or closes a window forces your script to wait for 7 seconds before continuing, even though the interface itself is responsive. I use this utility to click any of those buttons/objects, which removes a lot of unnecessary delay in my scripts.
The documentation is very clear, and the command options are very easy to put together, as long as you have a basic understanding of shell commands. I put this in a sub-folder in my Application Support folder, then call it from AppleScript like this:
set clickCommandPath to ((path to application support from user domain) as string) & "NYHTC:cliclick"
set clickCommandPosix to POSIX path of clickCommandPath
do shell script quoted form of clickCommandPosix & space & "kd:cmd,shift kp:arrow-up ku:cmd,shift c:12,34"

That would emulate pressing command-shift-s, then clicking at the coordinates: 12, 34.
[Version 2.3]


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Canisbos reviewed on 02 Feb 2010
Works great!
[Version 1.3]


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Downloads:1,828
Version Downloads:284
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:07 Nov 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Cliclick is short for "Command-Line Interface Click". It is a a tiny shell / Terminal application that will emulate mouse and/or keyboard events.

Hence, it is a tool for automating/scripting things that cannot otherwise be scripted (for instance, using AppleScript). Other than GUI Scripting, it does not require "Access for assistive devices" to be activated in the System Preferences.


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