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Authored by: ebow on Aug 17, '05 12:47:16PM

I do use the menu, but very infrequently. I think Services are a great idea, but there are not enough of them, and they're "too hard" to get at. If the Services menu were available from all contextual (right-click) menus, I'd probably make more use of it.

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Services - menu vs. shortcuts
Authored by: sjk on Aug 17, '05 04:25:11PM
HotService 2.0 from DEVONtechnologies installs a second Services menu in the main menu bar. I think there's some hack that adds it to the contextual menu but I don't remember what it is.

I mostly (and frequently) use shortcuts for accessing items in the Services menu, reassigning them when necessary to avoid conflicts as I described yesterday in another comment. Command-( (Take Rich Note) is invaluable for capturing rich text snippets in DEVONthink. And I can't count how often I use command-F (Spotlight).

I'm surprised at the high responses for Never in this poll. Many things I do would be crippled without Services (and are, in apps that don't provide/support them).

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IceCoffee does the same thing but it uses APE
Authored by: on Aug 21, '05 11:30:53AM

It's IceCoffee, but it uses APE. For now I have stayed away from applications that use APE.



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IceCoffee does the same thing but it uses APE
Authored by: dave1212 on Aug 26, '05 02:33:30PM

no problems with APE, been using it since 10.2 for ClearDock, a necessity in my opinion.

I've never had a conflict or issue with it.


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Great Idea
Authored by: lightsteel on Aug 26, '05 02:21:51AM

I think your idea is very practical and a darn good one. To take things a step further I think only the services which apply should be visible. For example, if you select text, then you should not see any greyed out services only things that apply like adding the selected text into a new textedit doc. Or perhaps, if you place your cursor over an image let say in Safari, doing a "right click" ----> "services" should show services which only apply to images......I think more people would become aware of services and would therefore use them if your idea was implemented.

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