Mac How to: Call up your application from finder

scorpsjl

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Jun 13, 2006
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Hi,

I'm designing an application for which I want to be able to call up a front-end from the finder via a keystroke, much like in quicksilver or butler (though the functionality would be very different). Can anyone give me any clues how to implement this, possibly a nice way with cocoa?

Thanks a lot, I'm pretty new to all this.

-scorpsjl
 

Palad1

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Feb 24, 2004
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London, UK
scorpsjl said:
Hi,

I'm designing an application for which I want to be able to call up a front-end from the finder via a keystroke, much like in quicksilver or butler (though the functionality would be very different). Can anyone give me any clues how to implement this, possibly a nice way with cocoa?

Thanks a lot, I'm pretty new to all this.

-scorpsjl
You may want to have a look at the SIMBL plugin architecture.
 

beatle888

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Hello Paris, France. thanks for the fine wine, art and inspiration. ;) lovely city and country.
 

scorpsjl

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Jun 13, 2006
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thanks, SIMBL

Thanks Palad. I will try to see if SIMBL can work. I've seen an application using it that can call up the terminal interface in an overlay over the finder, so maybe I can try to imititate that. Anyone have any advice/pointers?
 

Palad1

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Feb 24, 2004
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London, UK
scorpsjl said:
Thanks Palad. I will try to see if SIMBL can work. I've seen an application using it that can call up the terminal interface in an overlay over the finder, so maybe I can try to imititate that. Anyone have any advice/pointers?
Hello Scorpsjl,

I think we were both thinking about visor :)