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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 is currently used by TimeCapture.

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