Dialog Window Bug in Automator

January 21, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

Automator has an odd bug that is very enticing. I'd love large text entry boxes in AppleScript dialogs, rather than the anemic single line input that is possible. Automator has an "Ask for Text" action that produces a similar dialog box. However, if the Title field is left empty the text entry box is five lines tall.

Ask for input


Large Text Box

But, when a Title is provided, the scrawny single line text input box is back.

Text Entry with Title

I considered building a workflow that used the tall text input box, but decided against it. What if Apple ever fixed bugs in Automator?