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On this page, we cover the basics of using scripting and automation in Audio Hijack. If you're ready to write your own scripts, head over to the scripting center in our Knowledge Base.
Scripts can be triggered by events that happen within a session. To do this, you'll configure what we call automations. Automations are created in the Scripting tab of your session. When a specific Event occurs, it will cause the automation to Run the selected script.
Automations in a session's Scripting tab
Have a look at these simple examples that automate common tasks. You can recreate and adjust them yourself, right in the Scripting tab of any session.
With the automation shown above, Audio Hijack will add your recordings to Apple's “Music” app automatically.
This automation will automatically open the folder where your recording was saved in the Finder.
The creation and management of Audio Hijack scripts is handled in the Script Library window, accessible from the Window menu.
Audio Hijack's Script Library window
This window shows two types of scripts, Built-In Scripts and User Scripts. The Built-In Scripts are bundled with Audio Hijack, and can't be edited. However, you can copy those scripts over to User Scripts with the Duplicate button. User Scripts can be created, edited, and removed at your discretion.
On MacOS 12 (Monterey) and up, Audio Hijack also provides actions for use with the system's Shortcuts app, making it possible to hook Audio Hijack into larger external workflows.
Run/Stop Session: Turn an Audio Hijack session on or off.
Run a Script: Execute an existing script from the Script Library window on a specified session.
Note that the latter two Shortcuts will require you to enable the Allow execution of external scripts setting in the Settings window.
To get started, visit the scripting center in our Knowledge Base.
For the initial implementation of scripting in Audio Hijack, we sought to create a solid base upon which we can build in future updates. If there's more you'd like to see, get in touch let us know more.← PreviousNext →Purchasing Audio HijackTranscribe Block