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Make your Own Program Launcher
Authored by: encro on Nov 17, '06 05:11:51PM

If you are going create a one line script to run an application why not just drag an alias of the application into your scripts menu?

If you never use osascript to run things this seems like poor justification of why you never install 3rd party apps to replace functionality the OS has. It's all to do with choice and user preference. Just because you can use Applescript to launch an app it doesn't mean its the right way (nor the wrong way either).


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Make your Own Program Launcher
Authored by: notyetold on Nov 17, '06 05:28:44PM

I am just stating _my_ preferences and providing an alternative to downloading and installing 3rd party applications to do something that can be done with the tools provided. If you don't like them, don't use them. The choice is yours.

I might have mis-understood your reply, but dragging an application onto the Script Menu in the menu bar does not create a shortcut (or alias) to the application (at least not on my system).

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Make your Own Program Launcher
Authored by: notyetold on Nov 17, '06 05:39:02PM

Re-read previous entry. Dragging an "alias" into the folder will create an entry in the menu, however, the point here being that there is more than one way to do it.

I still stand by my idea of using the system tools provided. Less chance of something breaking or application incompatibilities during upgrades from 10.4.x to 10.5 (yeah, like no one has ever seen that before). No need to pay out money for something or download a 3rd party app to do something that can be accomplished with local tools. Less chance of loading buggy software written by someone else onto my system and messing it up or conflicting with other applications while it is running.

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