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Install the ScriptMenu menubar widget System
If you haven't visited Apple's AppleScript for OS X pages yet, you're missing some good stuff. For example, there's a page of toolbar scripts that can make a number of scripts accessible in the Finder.

But the real gem is the Script Menu menubar widget. As you can see in the screenshot, this menubar widget gives you system-wide access to the scripts stored in /Library/Scripts. In addition, you can easily add other scripts to the collection simply by dropping them into your user's Library/Scripts folder.

Even if you're not an AppleScript fanatic, this widget is worth a look. For example, try "Info Scripts -> Font Sampler" for a cool demo of AppleScript's power.
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OK, but...
Authored by: sjonke on Oct 02, '01 02:04:12PM

... OSA Menu in OS 9 would only show scripts in the menu based upon what application was frontmost (along with any "global scripts".) From the screen shot it doesn't appear that Apple's AppleScript menu does this same thing, or does it? Anyone know if the author of OSA Menu plans to bring it to OS X?

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Authored by: xeroply on Oct 03, '01 10:04:28PM

Notice that Apple's page on the script menu says it can also launch Perl and Shell scripts. Pretty cool!

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Problem keeping MenuScript
Authored by: Brad Puett on Oct 08, '01 09:49:36AM

Anyone else having a problem getting MenuScript to 'stick'? Everytime I reboot, it goes away ...

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Install the ScriptMenu menubar widget
Authored by: LouieNet on Dec 13, '03 05:12:50AM
By the way, the installation instruction for activating the Script menu has changed on the Apple website (with the introduction of Panther?). See:

If you are on Jaguar, just doubleclick on the Script folder (yes, really!) inside the AppleScript folder that you'll find in the Applications folder.

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