Earlier this year I posted about an approach to using KM macros to jump to specific groups in new windows. @cgrunenberg and the rest of the DEVONthink team made it easier as of version 3.6.2 with an addition to the AppleScript dictionary. Today I tried to use the same approach with a global Smart Group instead of an ordinary group in a database, and it’s failing, and I don’t know why. Maybe someone can help me figure it out?
The AppleScript is very simple:
try tell application id "DNtp" set newWindow to open window for record ¬ (get record with uuid "73FA90B7-A7F0-4A1C-B3DB-D42FA2DA98BD") ¬ with force end tell end try
I obtained the UUID by control-clicking over the Smart Group and selecting Copy Item Link, then extracting the UUID part. Executing the script above does nothing – no error, no open window, nothing in the DEVONthink log. So, I have no idea why it’s failing, or how to fix it.
By comparison, the identical code with the UUID of a normal group works as expected.
(To be clear, this is not a question about the new
force keyword; using my previous AppleScript code suffers from the same issue.)