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Caveat: Alfred 2.0.3: NSAppleScript actions: `open location` requires "System Events" context

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This may not be a bug, but it's worth noting:

 

When you use

open location

 

to open a URL from inside an NSAppleScript action, it must be in the tell application "System Events" context, otherwise it will fail silently (as of Alfred 2.0.3 on OS X 10.8.3).

 

For instance, to open URL "http://boston.com", you need to use the following:

 

tell application "System Events" to open location "http://boston.com"   # fails without `tell application "System Events" to`

 

Note:

If an action's sole purpose is to open a URL with the default handler, it is better to use the dedicated Open URL action type instead, which avoids this problem.

 

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