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Should be called disservice instead of service
Authored by: roncross@cox.net on Aug 21, '05 11:41:45AM

It is not clear how to use services most of the time. The menu items are gray out for most of them. This is a waste of time and more of a disservice than a service. The best services appear to be those with no sub menus. If they have have sub menus, they are harder to use.

thx
RLC

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rlc



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Why those service items are disabled
Authored by: MJCube on Sep 01, '05 12:17:30PM

Most of them operate on a string of selected text. Select any amount of text in a Cocoa app, then look at the Services menu again and you'll see a lot more of them enabled.

So far I use only the 'Open URL' and 'Search with Google' services, and only because I customized the keyboard shortcuts for both of them to my liking. But those come in handy a few times a day.



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