Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· erebusbat

Set HipChat Away /w AppleScript

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It needed some minor tweaking to make work:

if [ -z $STATUS ]; then
cat > $TMPF  <<-EOF
    tell application "System Events" to tell UI element "HipChat Mac" of list 1 of process "Dock"
        perform action "AXShowMenu"
        delay 0.5
        click menu item "Status" of menu 1
        click menu item "$STATUS" of menu 1 of menu item "Status" of menu 1
    end tell
osascript $TMPF

It is limited, but better than nothing. The status must match EXACTLY the menu text if you right click on the HipChat icon on the dock. So.. no custom status messages, but better than nothing. Combined with ControlPlane I keep my team up to date.

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Wanted something a little more, so hacked this together:

set cmd to "away"
tell application "HipChat"
    tell application "System Events"
        tell process "HipChat"
            set window_name to name of window 1
        end tell
        if window_name = "HipChat - Lobby" then
            tell process "HipChat"
                set tab_name to name of UI element 1 of row 2 of table 1 of scroll area 1 of splitter group 1 of window 1
            end tell
            keystroke "t" using command down
            keystroke tab_name
            keystroke return
        end if

        keystroke "/" & cmd
        keystroke return
        keystroke tab using command down
    end tell
end tell

You can actually pass messages as well if you really wanted to (set cmd to "away food")

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