Contextual Services. How to activate them?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Germwise, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Germwise macrumors regular

    May 2, 2009
    So I upgraded to SL. I did a fresh leopard install right before doing my SL upgrade so that I would have a fresh OS.

    I'm excited about contextual services such as right clicking, convert to spoken word etc etc.

    Well I go right click some text and nada.

    I right click some pictures and nada.

    do I have to activate this feature? I've even made my own service with automator and it doesn't pop up either.

  2. Germwise thread starter macrumors regular

    May 2, 2009
    I found my answer for anyone interested.

    I was under the impression that contextual services would be permeated throughout all programs since it is the OS architecture that takes care of it.

    It turns out that contextual services are dependent on each software.

    SO Services menus do not work on:

    Microsoft 2008 suite.

    You guys may add to this list as they come up. This is rather disappointing.
  3. Brammy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2008
  4. Kate. macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2009
    The services work in cocoa applications. Firefox and Office aren't cocoa apps.
  5. Brammy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2008
    right. But I was disputing "you can create your own services" as a solution.

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