Firefox ignores Macintosh Services?

VideoBeagle

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 17, 2010
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App Q&A testing by request.
I have a service (made in Automator) that does a google search of a highlighted word/phrase for a specific site in firefox.

It works fine when I use it in text edit, Safari, most places.

The service doesn't appear in the menu OR the context menu in Firefox.

I wanted to confirm that this is a Firefox thing, and not a me thing...and see if anyone knows of a way to make Firefox pay attention to services.
 

Florpy

macrumors newbie
Nov 25, 2014
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Services in Firefox won't work unless you have something selected.

They only added Services support a few years ago. Firefox isn't a proper Cocoa application, so they likely jammed Services support into FF in some unorthodox manner.
 

ArtOfWarfare

macrumors G3
Nov 26, 2007
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Strange. TenFourFox 31.5.0 on OS X 10.4.11 seems pretty content with services.
So... I'll bite... Why are you using an OS released 9 years ago and last updated 7 years ago? That's somewhere between using XP and Vista in terms of age/support...

The oldest I thought people were actually using still was Snow Leopard (as opposed to having a computer that sits in the corner that never gets used and so hasn't had its software updated in half a decade.)
 

roadbloc

macrumors G3
Aug 24, 2009
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So... I'll bite... Why are you using an OS released 9 years ago and last updated 7 years ago? That's somewhere between using XP and Vista in terms of age/support...

The oldest I thought people were actually using still was Snow Leopard (as opposed to having a computer that sits in the corner that never gets used and so hasn't had its software updated in half a decade.)
You obviously don't visit the PPC forums very much. I'm not exactly the only one still using old hardware and software. Some on there still use OS 9 as their main OS. Apple likes to make out that if you don't upgrade you'll be forever lost in time or something. This is not the case (for OS X at least anyway. iOS is a different story.)

But to answer your question, I use Tiger simply because it is my favourite OS X. And because what I do on it doesn't actually require me buying a new Mac. There is simply no need. And probably never will be.