I love recommending little known but fantastic apps. I saw a script on Hackblog with some helps for finding UI elements used for GUI scripting. Anyone who has done much GUI scripting knows how much of a pain it is to get the full description so you access it via Applescript. Almost no one knows about it but the best solution by far is PFiddlesoft’s UI Browser. It will let you just click on elements to get the proper Applescript. The amount of time this saves is extraordinary.
Given how poor many application’s Applescript support is these days a tool like UI Browser is a must. We can cross our fingers and hope for Apple to start caring about power users again. In the mean time though we have to reconcile ourselves to more and more hacks rather than good programming.