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10.6: A New Service to Shorten URLs
Authored by: hdh15 on Jan 07, '11 07:10:59AM

Tried to set up Automator. It shows up under services when I highlight a URL in Google Chrome and Safari, but does not show up in Firefox or when I highlight a URL in Mail even though the script is Service receives URL in any Application. Any reasons why?



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10.6: A New Service to Shorten URLs
Authored by: everkleer80 on Jan 07, '11 08:05:45AM

Firefox does not support services - or at least it still didn't last time I checked. It's very disappointing and that's why I stopped using it a few years ago after many hours spent searching for a workaround/plugin/hack to enable services in it. Not sure why mail wouldn't work though, my guess is maybe the OS is not recognizing the text as a URL - perhaps you should try making your service just accept text. If that works then maybe you can add code to the action that will validate whether the text is a full URL.



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