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Launch applications and documents via the Script menu Desktop
In Panther, you can use the AppleScript script menu to launch applications and documents like you would in the OS 9 Apple menu. Just put aliases of applications and documents into /Library -> Scripts -> (submenus) or /Users -> your_user -> Library -> Scripts -> (submenus).

If you put them inside the application name folders (i.e. iTunes, Finder) in either of those locations, then the aliases will be accessible only within those applications.

You need to activate the script menu first by double-clicking /Applications -> AppleScript -> Install Script Menu.app. An icon that looks like curly paper will appear on your menubar. I'm not sure if this is in fact a bug or a feature. Whatever it is, I hope they won't 'fix' it in the future!

[robg adds: Amazing but true, this works just as described! So if you lament the passing of the OS 9 Apple menu, just create your own hierarchy of folders within your user's Scripts folder, populate the list with your favorite aliases, and off you go!]

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Launch applications and documents via the Script menu
Authored by: fy on Jan 11, '04 11:03:51PM

Nice. Especially for a few items.

Here are notes for use as a substitution of OS 9 Apple menu.
1. Harder to sort in the order of preference,
because displayed name is not aliase's but original's.
+ Suffix-removed .fileloc file, made by dragging a string like
file:///Applications/Safari.app to the Finder's window/desktop,
can be used to clear this. Suffix-less is to display pasted icon.
- I can't find the way to hide prefix (e.g. 1,2,3,.. or a,b,c,..)

2. Heavier for folders with large hierarchicy of many items.
(Seems to get heavy at a faster rate than in OS 9 Apple menu)
This may be because all items in hierarchicy will be loaded
when top menu is about to pulled down. How about OS 9 Apple menu?

To be revised and/or replaced.



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There is no Install Script Menu.app in AppleScript folder in Tiger Mac OS X 10.4?
Authored by: Superful on Aug 28, '05 03:26:04PM

The Qusestion How activate the script menu first by double-clicking /Applications -> AppleScript -> Install Script Menu.app ?

There is no Install Script Menu.app in AppleScript folder in Tiger Mac OS X 10.4?

Please Help How to install it in Tiger ?




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