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AppleScript to open a collection of Safari tabs
Authored by: NaOH-Lye on Apr 18, '11 02:08:08PM

The built-in Safari/OS X method for assigning a keyboard shortcut via System Preferences > Keyboard will only work if the user has one folder of bookmarks. As it is, the system for customizing keyboard shortcuts in OS X has no accommodation for menu items of the same name which occur multiple times within an applications.

Just as an example, I have about 50 bookmark folders, some nested within others, some just in the Bookmark Bar. I don't believe there's a way using built-in options to assign a shortcut to the Open In Tabs item in a specific folder. If there is, I missed it and would be interested in seeing it.

Users can run into the same issue in Mail. Menu items are duplicated in Message > Move To and in Message > Copy To. Again, though, System Preferences > Keyboard doesn't provide a way to distinguish between these menu items.



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AppleScript to open a collection of Safari tabs
Authored by: Frederico on Apr 18, '11 02:12:41PM

Yes, but this script cannot be keystroked from Keyboard Shortcuts, either, unless built as a service, which would be kinda odd, but doable.

My reference to Keystroking was suggesting that somehow this script, invoked from a third party macro, such as FastScripts or Keyboard Maestro, Butler, etc., might have some advantage not revealed in the script itself.

Again, what does this script offer that Safari does not?



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