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never available when i need them
Authored by: chris_on_hints on Aug 18, '05 12:10:19PM

I know this is due to carbon vs cocoa apps, but I find that the services options are never available when i need them...

mainly grab screen / selection - they arent available even when using the finder. crazy. makes them next-to-useless, but I do try to use them on a monthly basis, and occasionally use the 'open selection as new textedit document' (when i can!).



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Grab vs. shortcuts
Authored by: sjk on Aug 18, '05 05:08:50PM

Have you tried using the various screencapture shortcuts instead of Grab services?

Did you expect so many complaints in response to this poll, Rob? :-)



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never available when i need them
Authored by: gxw on Aug 18, '05 09:02:40PM

[i]I know this is due to carbon vs cocoa apps, but I find that the services options are never available when i need them... [/i]

Agreed.
Everytime I look at the services menu all the items are gray. I have not even been able to use this menu for taking a simple fsckin screen capture. I have no idea all the services items are always grayed out. This makes the services menus useless to me.



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screen captures
Authored by: sjk on Aug 19, '05 01:08:27AM

Don't bother trying to use Services for making screen captures, just use the keyboard shortcuts that'll work anywhere.



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screen captures
Authored by: Ripcord on Sep 05, '05 03:46:21AM

That's not the point. I agree with the GP and GGP - I've never once seen a Services option NOT greyed out. I understand there might be a slightly better way to do it, but why bother having a "Grab" menu if it's never enabled? The whole "Services" thing is non-intuitive and extremely frustrating for users.



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