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Ability to disable Script Execution Progress Bar in AE Beta

Participant ,
Oct 12, 2022 Oct 12, 2022

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Hey,

 

the new AE beta introduced a progress bar that is displayed while a script is being executed. Now I get why this might be useful in certain circumstances. However, I have my own progress bars included within my scripts and it's kind of annoying to suddenly have two progress bars popping up at the same time, especially since AE's progress bar does not display specific information regarding the progress in question compared to the custom progress bars within my scripts. I looked into the user preferences, however, there was no option to turn off the progress bar as there is for example for the warning message when executing files. Now, maybe there is an option to do that already that I'm not aware of. If it doesn't exist, would be possible to add a checkbox like this in the preferences for (de)activating the progress bar?

 

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Best wishes,

Constantin

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Adobe Employee , Feb 27, 2023 Feb 27, 2023

Hi @ConstantinMaier,

Thank you for making this request and for your patience with our response.  You'll hopefully be happy to hear that the latest Beta builds now have multiple ways you can disable the scripting progress dialog.

 

The first is a new boolean attribute on the Application object called "disableScriptingProgressDialog". Setting this boolean to true at the start of your script will disable the scripting progress dialog for each run of that script. The disableScriptingProgressDialog b

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Participant ,
Dec 28, 2022 Dec 28, 2022

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Hey, please, would be possible to get a response to this? If this feature moves to the official version, it will be really annoying for all the users of my scripts. Please, please offer the ability to turn off the script progress bar.

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Feb 27, 2023 Feb 27, 2023

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Hi @ConstantinMaier,

Thank you for making this request and for your patience with our response.  You'll hopefully be happy to hear that the latest Beta builds now have multiple ways you can disable the scripting progress dialog.

 

The first is a new boolean attribute on the Application object called "disableScriptingProgressDialog". Setting this boolean to true at the start of your script will disable the scripting progress dialog for each run of that script. The disableScriptingProgressDialog boolean is scoped to each run of the script and will reset to false afterward. 

 

The second is a new preference in the Scripting & Expressions preferences for disabling the dialog globally. This will disable the progress dialog for all scripts and should cause "disableScriptingProgressDialog" to return true in all cases.

 

Please give this a try in the latest After Effects (Beta) builds and let us know if it meets your needs.

 

Cheers,

- John, After Effects Engineering Team 

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Mar 01, 2023 Mar 01, 2023

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Hi @JohnColombo,

thanks so much for incorporating this feature into the new build. Also nice to hear there's the ability to just set it locally for the script and leave the global setting untouched, so I don't have to force the user to disable this for all other scripts too. I'll check it out in the coming days and let you know if I come across any issues. Thanks again!
Best wishes, Constantin

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Mar 23, 2023 Mar 23, 2023

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@JohnColombo Hey, just to let you know: I now implemented the new way to disable the script progress bar using the "disableScriptingProgressDialog" attribute and it works perfectly. The "disableScriptingProgressDialog" attribute has been a really great idea for us scripters and is certainly better suited for scripting than disabling the checkbox in the settings. Thanks for the implementation. 🙂

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