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Service doesn't work by shortcut for single selected folder in Mac OS X

I've created a service using Automator in Mac OS X 10.9 (and earlier in 10.8) to copy full path names of selected files and folders in Finder. Also I've assigned shortcut for this service in system ...
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Locating and modifying Services in OS X

So, I'd like to be able to add a website viewed in Firefox to the Reading List feature in iOS so I can check stuff on my iPhone. I was inspired by ...
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1answer
66 views

How to effectively manage 1341 saved links on pinboard?

I've 'recently' started using Pinboard + Shiori (OSX link searching app, syncs with your pinboard account) as link bookmarking and searching setup. Searching works incredibly well with Shiori. My ...
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AppleScript - “Close tabs to right of current tab” in Safari 7

I have been using the AppleScript below as an Automator service in order to get Safari to close all tabs to the right of the current tab. However I have updated to Mavericks (10.9) and find that this ...
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1answer
41 views

Can I create a service in Automator that will run without having a file selected?

When creating services in automator, the topmost options is "Service receives selected..." Is there a way to create a service that just works on the currently open finder window, without having a file ...
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1answer
171 views

Is it possible to stop a service through launchd if the service is started manually?

I am using launchd to start mysql on boot, it is working fine. I am able to stop and start the service using 'launchctl unload' and 'launchctl load' commands. Also I am able to start the service by ...
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1answer
1k views

Keyboard shortcut for Service in OS X doesn't work

I just wrote a script through Automator to make a keyboard shortcut under the title "New Finder Window Home": on run {input, parameters} tell application "Finder" activate make ...
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1answer
411 views

How to create a service to zip files in Mac OS X Lion

I have to create services for two different use cases: Mark a folder or file and zip it using an archiver tool such as rar7zip. Mark a text and open a translator app. I've been trying to use ...
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3answers
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How do I set up a OSX service to delete the first page of a PDF?

I frequently receive PDF files where the first page is either empty or is just a cover page for which I have no use. Can you suggest a quick and efficient way (Applescript, Service, or ???) for me to ...
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1answer
564 views

Context menu item to lock/unlock files in Finder more quickly

I can change the file locking ("read only") status in a file's context menu: There's no menu item for this. How can I create a Finder (context) menu item to set, remove, or toggle this flag ...
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Can I move the services menu to the top of the contextual menu?

Is it possible to move the services section of the contextual menu from the bottom to the top?
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2answers
126 views

Assign a shortcut for creating and opening a dated text file on OS X

I used to use tomboy wiki and they allowed you to bind opening a new note to a keyboard combination. I use emacs on Lion and I want replicate this behaviour. I want to visit a new/existing file in ...
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How do I remove services for applications that I have uninstalled? They persist no matter what I've tried

Since Snow Leopard and now Lion, services can be controlled via System preferences > Keyboard. I have plenty of apps which have installed services and when I uninstall them, with cleanapp, they still ...
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169 views

osx: how to manage Services menu, reorder items?

The ordering of services in the Services context menu seems totally random. Is there any way to edit it? In addition, sometimes added/modified services (that I created) don't show up immediately.
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3answers
652 views

Can I use a bash script as a Service in OS X without having to set it up trough automator?

How can I use a bash script as a Service in OS X without having to set it up trough automator? I'd basically like to write a bash script, save it in ~/Library/Services and then just have it show up ...
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1k views

Remove services on OS X

I'm looking to remove some services completely, or at least from the list in the Keyboard preference pane. I've tried: Service Scrubber. It only removes services from the menu — something you've ...
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1answer
152 views

Added and removed a custom service, but the keybinding is still stuck?

I created a custom service in Automator to open a new finder window from whatever app I'm in, and assigned it to CMD+E (I was trying to get the WIN+E effect from Windows.) I tried it for a few days, ...
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1answer
141 views

ruby script as a service on OSX 10.6.2

I have a sinatra ruby script that I want to be running at all times. Would it be the best to run it as a service? So I can restart it easily. How can I install my script on OSX 10.6.2 as a service?
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1answer
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Mac Automator Save to Current Directory

I am creating a basic Automator service so that I can select a group of images and resize them for our CMS. The thing that keeps messing me up is that I can't find a good way to make the resized ...
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UIDs for service users in Mac OS X

Some third-party servers should be run under a special user for security reasons (eg, PostgreSQL is typically run by "postgres"). Of course, these service users should not show up in the Mac OS X ...
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how to kill process in Mac OS X and not have it restart on its own

When I run sudo kill -9 [PID] with the proper process ID, the process stops but then is restarted and has a new PID. I'm trying to kill the mysqld process. How can I mimic the Activity Monitor in ...
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1answer
198 views

OS X “service” for running JavaScript bookmarklets in any app?

I have some JavaScript bookmarklets that work on the selected text in a web page, but I'd like to be able to use them on the selected text in any Mac OS X app, not just browsers or things that provide ...
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How to disable portmap on Mac OS X

I notice the message: Firewall[313] portmap is listening from 0.0.0.0:111 proto=6 repeated on my logs ever 30 seconds. How can I disable portmap (not using NFS or anything like that so I assume I ...
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1answer
154 views

Open a PDF from within Preview in another Application using Services

I've started using Papers for organizing my pdfs. All I'd like to do is to add a Service that I can access from Preview that will automatically open the pdf in Papers. From there, I'll either read it, ...
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Mac OS X: running a service? (specifically apachectl in another location)

I'm trying to run an alternate install of apache httpd (don't ask) on my Mac. I can do it but it only runs as long as I'm logged in, and I keep having to type sudo /opt/local/apache2/bin/apachectl -k ...
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Is it possible/feasible/reasonable to build an online Time Machine for OS X? [closed]

I don't have Time Machine enabled just because I don't want to buy an extra device, but I was just wondering? Would it be possible to build an online time machine service? Would be be reasonable in ...