Adding to right click list on Icons.

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  1. doktordoris macrumors 6502a

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    Hullo,
    I am a Mac new-boy (3 weeks total Mac ownership in 3 days time) and I have happened upon another situation, in which I would like advice.
    How do I add things to the right-click list. Specifically when I have a screen-grabbed file, or other text/picture hanging about on my desktop which( contrary to my PC ownership experience of the last nearly 20 years) I have become quite fastidious about keeping icon free and want to put it into my documents how do I set up such an occurrence so the option for it is found on my right-click menu?

    How do I add a send to documents option to my right-click menu? Please.

    doris
     
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    So you want to right click on a file and send it to Documents, is that correct? Your post is a bit confusing, until the last sentence.

    Why don't you drag it to the Documents folder, which can be represented on the Sidebar in Finder by dragging it there?

    Have you looked into Folder Actions?


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  3. doktordoris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have looked at the folder stuff you guided me to. Jolly interesting, but having a send to documents folder on my desktop, or even a documents alias would create unacceptable desktop clutter.

    So I still would like an option added to my right-click menu.
     
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    Finder Sidebar
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  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Ok, well, that's not a standard function of the OS. To do that would involve writing code to alter the contextual menus. You can suggest to Apple to add such options to a future release of the OS. But for now, the Downloads alias/shortcut in the Sidebar, as pictured above, is your best option.
     
  6. doktordoris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's great, thanks mate.

    That is exactly what I wanted to know.

    doris
     
  7. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you can add things to contextual menus. It is called "Services."

    To the OP. Here are instructions on how to create Services.

    1. Open Automator
    2. Select the Services template
    3. Here are the things you should change
    a. Change the "Services receives selected" from "text" to "files or folders"
    b. Change the the next dropdown from "any application" to "Finder"
    c. Search in actions for "Move Finder Items" when you find it drag it into the workflow on the right
    d. Change the folder, it sounds like you wanted it to be "Documents"
    4. Save the workflow, give it a name like "Move to Documents Folder"
    5. To test it, right click on a file, go down to the services menu and select your new action.

    Please look at the attached image if you have trouble setting it up. Good luck.
     

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  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Cool! I've never seen anything about this before. I hope the OP comes back. Sorry for dashing your hopes, "mate".
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    After reading through this, I was wondering why no one was suggesting Services.

    Anyway, because of this thread, I was reminded about something I wanted to add to Firefox when it's in the Dock. I'm at work on a PC, so can't find out myself, but can you use the above to add "New Window" when right clicking on Firefox in the Dock?
     
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    No.
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Shortest post EVER by spinnerlys. ;)
     
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    Yeah, I'm losing my chutzpah and fire as it seems. I wanted to make a screenshot, but my picture taking machine is on the other side of the room. :p
     
  13. anbetophillip macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I found that a Jenny asked same question in this forum 1 month ago.

    Please use search box at the top of site to find this question.

    This link below can show more info, you can find them at: IT job descriptions

    Rgs
     
  14. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Please provide a link if you're going to bother posting.
     
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    Why? The poster just registered to make this post...

    And anbetophillip, MRoogle is a much better tool to search these forums anyway.
     
  16. doktordoris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Fascinating stuff.

    Thanks ever so much.

    just tried it and it works a treat, I also found no end of other things to play with in Automator
     
  17. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I just ran across a bit in MacWorld on Enabling Missing Services. It's in the May issue, page 82 of the print edition. The focus is not on customization, but on menus not showing what is available "off the shelf", and how to fix that.
     
  18. Mal macrumors 603

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    Would that be this article?

    jW
     
  19. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    It would appear to be, in fact, a recycling of that Feb. 2010 article.
     

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