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Get details about the application and opened URL which is in foreground

Project Description

Ever wanted to get some details about the foreground app, such as which is it, which URL is currently opened, etc? This project is for you.

Demo via sleep 3; ./


$ ./
{'appName': 'Terminal',
 'idleTime': 0.274327906,
 'url': 'file:///Users/az/Programmierung/foreground_app_info',
 'windowTitle': './  /Users/az/Programmierung/foreground_app_info \xe2\x80\x94 osascript \xe2\x80\x94 80\xc3\x9724'}

$ sleep 3; ./
{'appName': 'Chrome',
 'idleTime': 1.440957492,
 'url': '',
 'windowTitle': 'Hacker News'}

$ sleep 3; ./
{'appName': 'Finder',
 'idleTime': 2.213467371,
 'url': 'file:///Users/az/Documents/',
 'windowTitle': 'Documents'}

$ sleep 3; ./
{'appName': 'TextEdit',
 'idleTime': 1.435908488,
 'url': 'file:///Users/az/Documents/todo-musicplayer.txt',
 'windowTitle': 'todo-musicplayer.txt'}

This project is registered on Pypi. You can install it via:

$ pip install foreground_app_info

Simple demo code:

from foreground_app_info import get_app_info
from pprint import pprint


This is currently used by TimeCapture.

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