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iGTD has a feature called "pin" IIRC that puts a bubble in the corner of the screen with info on an action, which was a nice way to look at the notes about the action without flipping back to the full app. I looked at scripting this with Growl notifications, but they don't seem to have an option to make the notification persistent.

Anyone with more AppleScript-fu have suggestions for creating a bubble that will display info on the current action?
 
This script should do the trick: What Am I Doing?.zip Run it once and you'll get a normal notification. But after that, you can go to the Growl system preference pane, Applications tab, and select Curt's Scripts in the top list. In the bottom list, make the Sticky Notifications actually sticky by making sure the Sticky column has a checkmark.
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Curt
 
Curt, I am getting the following error when I try to run your script:

AppleScript reported the following error:
OmniFocus got an error: NSReceiverEvaluationScriptError: 3

I am using yesterday's build.

Any thoughts?

George
 
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Originally Posted by gcrump View Post
Curt, I am getting the following error when I try to run your script:

AppleScript reported the following error:
OmniFocus got an error: NSReceiverEvaluationScriptError: 3

I am using yesterday's build.

Any thoughts?

George
same error

AppleScript reported the following error:
OmniFocus got an error: NSReceiverEvaluationScriptError: 3
 
Works fine for me in the latest build, 91773. I'm using Growl 0.7.4.

Try opening the script in Script Editor and running it from there. It should highlight where the error is occurring. Let me know what you find.
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Curt
 
This worked for me, no problem. It seems like a good idea, but do you have to run or invoke the script each time you want growl to run the notification?
 
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This worked for me, no problem. It seems like a good idea, but do you have to run or invoke the script each time you want growl to run the notification?
OK, running it from script editor worked. Not sure what this is supposed to do though. I was under the impression that as I moved from task to task it would but a growl bubble up. Was I mistaken? I am using GROWL 0.76

Thanks,

George
 
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OK, running it from script editor worked. Not sure what this is supposed to do though. I was under the impression that as I moved from task to task it would but a growl bubble up. Was I mistaken? I am using GROWL 0.76
You run the script, it posts a notification. There is no way to make the notification track OF. You just have to run the script again when you want to post a reminder of what you are working on.

The script really was just a quick one-off to demonstrate how to post sticky reminders with Growl. I don't plan to support the script and won't be posting it to my scripts page as I don't have a need for it.

I don't think I understand what you all are wanting to do with such a script. I was thinking you just wanted to keep track of what you were working on, so when you finished dealing with an interruption you could return to what you were doing. Are you looking for something that shows your top-most next action and allows clicking to complete and then show the next next action? That an interesting idea, but isn't something that Growl would be useful for.
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Curt
 
This works for me, too. If anyone has done anything more with this, or would like to, I hope you see my request for development here.
 
Unfortunately, I'm getting this error message when I run the script

http://img.skitch.com/20080506-dx7ub...nba62emt4d.jpg

Does anybody knows how to fix this?
 
 


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