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How can I concatenate multiple clipboard selections in Quicksilver?

I've been using Quicksilver's clipboard module for years but I've always wanted to do this: copy several bits of text. Then paste them as a concat'd list. I found this Stackoverflow post trying to do ...
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Chrome Extension like Quicksilver/Gnome-Do? [closed]

What are some Chrome extensions that provide keyboard-centric unified command prompt functionality in the style of Quicksilver for Mac or Gnome Do? Bonus points for extensions that are most versatile ...
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Quicksilver in OS X does not show up in menubar or tab items

I can't get Quicksilver to show up in the menubar or the tab items. Which also means I can't get to any of the preferences. I tried reinstalling a few times, but that doesn't seem to help either.
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Quicksilver not indexing Chrome bookmarks

When I first installed Quicksilver, I simply installed the Chrome plugin and everything worked beautifully. I could type in "face" and it would suggest "Facebook" from my bookmarks, type "red" and it ...
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How do I use a period in a Quicksilver object (search for a file with a period)?

How do I use a period in a Quicksilver object to do things like search for a file with a period? By default pressing period anywhere in an object causes Quicksilver to switch to text mode. Optimally ...
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How can I type text from a file on Mac OS X?

I have text in ~/myfile.txt and I'd like to be able to "type" it into the current application, which will probably be TextMate or Terminal I'd like to see if I can have this happen without using the ...
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Where does Quicksilver set things to “Open at Login”?

Quicksilver has a cool action called "Open at Login" which does what you'd expect. It works well, but my question is where does it store those settings so those preferences so the apps are launched at ...
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Can you trigger Quicksilver with Shift-Space?

I was using launchy on Windows, and I'm finally using its original OS X counter-part Quicksilver. I've grown accustomed to pressing Shift+Space for triggering it, yet I don't seem to get it to work. ...
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How to change screenshots to save as low res JPG instad of PNG On Mac OS X?

On Mac OS X how can I change screenshots to save as low res JPG insetad of a PNG? I also have quicksilver installed and use the "capture region" shortcut quite often - not sure if that would have any ...
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Open javascript bookmarklets from Quicksilver in Chrome

I finally made the switch from Safari to Chrome a few days ago, and I haven't looked back. There is one issue I've been running into though -- I used to be able to open javascript bookmarklets with ...
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How can I make Quicksilver cmd-esc auto-tab to action/predicate pane?

This is a really finicky question, but in my old version of QS, if I hit cmd-esc to pull a file into the quicksilver object pane, it auto-invoked in the action / predicate pane so I could just start ...
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Is there a way to access open finder windows with Quicksilver?

If I have two finder windows open, and I want to move files from one to the other, without dragging, how should I do this with Quicksilver? I can select the files in one, and then use the "Get ...
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How do I get Quicksilver to search my Chrome bookmarks?

I'm on a Mac, and I've been using Quicksilver and Chrome as my browser. I'm wondering if there's a way I use Quicksilver to open commonly used web sites. For me this will include Google Finance, ...
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Using AppleScript to Enable Snow Leopard's Text Replacement Feature

I currently use Quicksilver with a Plugin and Trigger in concert with Snow Leopard's text replacement feature (for frequently-used combinations of hashtags, due dates and other parameters) to quickly ...
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Stop Quicksilver Clipboard History From Popping Up On OSX

Quicksilver and the clipboard history feature in particular are invaluable tools for me, but the clipboard history has the infuriating habit of opening up randomly and sitting on my screen until I ...
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How can I have Quicksilver type a timestamp?

I'd like Quicksilver to type a timestamp for me of the format 2010-10-15 13:42. Does anybody know how to do this?
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How to add support for .tex files in quicksilver?

I would like to open a tex file with a selected application (fraise, texShop, or texmate) in the quicksilver. I can not find any information about how to do that. Have anybody made Quicksilver opening ...
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How to use iTerm with QuickSilver

I see a page dedicated to an iTerm plugin after googling "quicksilver iterm", but I can find no place to download it, and it doesn't appear to have built-in support. There's a section in preferences ...
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How to make quicksilver remember custom trigger

I am trying to make a custom trigger for my shell/apple script file to run so I can just launch my dev environment at the push of a button. So basically: I have a shell script(and some apple script ...
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Quicksilver quit launching Xcode

I've been launching Xcode from Quicksilver quite happily for weeks. Suddenly late yesterday, without changing either Xcode or Quicksilver, it started appearing like this: There's no "open" option ...
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Use quicksilver to tell iTunes to stop

I am starting to use Quicksilver in Mac OS X. At the moment I just know how to "call it" (CMD+I in my case) and open an app. I wonder how could I do, once iTunes is running, just to tell to stop ...
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Mac OS X: growlnotify doesn't work when script is run from Quicksilver

Say I run the following script that includes growlnotify. #! /bin/bash # do something ... echo 'I want growlnotify to say this' | \ growlnotify -a '[Some Application]' 'Growl Headline'; \ exit; ...
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Search in Firefox using Quicksilver

I am rather new to Mac OS X. I have been using quicksivler in order to open programs. I use Firefox a lot for searching in google, wikipedia, etc. I wonder if in Quicksilver or using another approach, ...
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Why should I use Quicksilver instead of Spotlight?

I recently purchased a Macbook (13") and have been perusing various blogs and zen/hacker sites which provide insight and instructions on becoming a proficient user. I feel relatively comfortable on ...
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Mac Navigation Possible with Keyboard Only (QuickSilver Included)?

I have a new iMac with Boot Camp and XP SP3. I used to use Mac OS (1986-2002) but switched to Windows XP because I was working in web development and I regularly needed to verify the sites I was ...
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How can I make Google Voice calls using my Apple Address Book & Quicksilver?

There's got to be an easier way than copying and pasting phone numbers from my Quicksilver / Address Book.app look-up into the Google Voice web page. Does anyone have any tips on how to make this ...
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Quicksilver wants to do “Open URL” on folders

I am having a problem with Quicksilver β54: When I type the name of a folder, it is displayed in the Quicksilver window as an Earth (i.e., as a URL), and the only action available is "Open URL", ...