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Create application-specific script menu folders System
Erik Barzeski found this hint and posted it on his blog. I have been using it for a few weeks now and thought that I would pass it along.

Basically if you create a ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Finder folder, all of the scripts in the Finder folder will now appear at the top-level of the Script Menu when the Finder is the current application. Just add a folders containing scripts for each application, and the Script Menu will display the scripts for the current app.

[robg adds: If you read the comments in the blog entry, you'll see that some people had trouble making this work -- and I'd have to put myself on that list. I created a Finder folder in the right spot, but it just stayed at the bottom of the list (along with my other personal Scripts folders) even after restarting SystemUIServer. I haven't bothered trying a logout/login yet. Also note one comment regarding the Script menu needing to be rebuilt each time you switch apps. Still, this is potentially interesting...]
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Create application-specific script menu folders
Authored by: DougAdams on Apr 04, '03 12:48:41PM

I never got this to work either, despite numerous attempts : \

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It works well, but has its drawbacks.
Authored by: james_sorenson on Apr 04, '03 02:03:56PM

Okay, it works as long as you use the latest script menu. No logout or reboot required. The idea is that that it takes those scripts and make them all appear at the root level at the bottom of the menu. So, instead of having to peruse through folders, you can make all relevant scripts to the application appear directly at the bottom of the menu. However, the menu rebuilds itself each time you select it after changing applications. I highly reccommend you trim any scripts you don't use from the /Library/Scripts folder that comes pre-installed with MacOS X to speed things up. Otherwise, it's very nice. I don't have to see the folders of my other 10 applications when I'm just dealing with iTunes scripts, and I don''t have to navigate through folders. Overall another good hint for the site.

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latest script menu
Authored by: jzsimon on Apr 06, '03 06:10:04PM

> Okay, it works as long as you use the latest script menu.

Which one is that? How can you tell?



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Create application-specific script menu folders
Authored by: mahakali on Apr 04, '03 02:50:17PM

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I almost left a feedback to apple to give each apple apps a Script menu like in iTunes, but this is certainly much better than individual script menu.



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Create application-specific script menu folders
Authored by: bluehz on Apr 06, '03 08:22:43AM

Works for me. And regarding the sluggsihness of the ScriptMenu - I have always seen a slight delay when accessing the Script menu. So I think ithas always beed rescanning.



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nice tip!
Authored by: Krioni on Apr 07, '03 11:17:59AM

Much better than having so many top-level folders. Wish Apple would document this stuff better.



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Where is latest Script Menu?
Authored by: mzajac on Apr 09, '03 12:01:14PM

Doesn't work here with Script Menu 1.1 on 10.2.4. What's the latest version and where can i find it?



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Where is latest Script Menu?
Authored by: digdog on Jun 06, '03 12:25:55PM

It works on 10.2.6.



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Create application-specific script menu folders
Authored by: diamondsw on Nov 19, '03 07:27:46PM

This never worked in Jaguar for me, but works like a charm in Panther!



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