Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Nov 2017 23:59 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives

Haiku's GUI is in principle entirely scriptable. You can change a window's position and size and manipulate pretty much every widget in it. The tool to do this is hey. It sends BMessages to an application, thus emulating what happens if the user clicks on a menu, checkbox, or other widgets.

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RE[2]: Security risk?
by codifies on Thu 16th Nov 2017 08:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Security risk?"
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Member since:
2014-02-14

so... you couldn't create a new text box widget with hey, hover it over one for a password in an application, log passwords and pass them onto the original application... hmmm....

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RE[3]: Security risk?
by The123king on Thu 16th Nov 2017 08:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Security risk?"
The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

No, but you could script an application that requires a password to automatically input a password and initiate login without doing it yourself

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RE[4]: Security risk?
by BlueofRainbow on Thu 16th Nov 2017 19:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Security risk?"
BlueofRainbow Member since:
2009-01-06

This would be useful for automated tests of the user interface of an application.

However, I would not do this for daily use as the script would not necessarily be encrypted.

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