Power Manager is frequently used to start long running tasks. While any event is running, Power Manager’s menu bar changes to show a small cog. Sometimes this small indicator is not enough.
Being able to tell the user that the task has finished can be useful. Let’s look at how to use AppleScript to present a dialog to the active user.
We are going to start by extending an existing event. Our event performs a back up of the Mac’s hard drive to an external drive. The back up can take a few minutes and we want to to be told when it has finished.