no Workflows folder in Snow Leopard ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by doobs, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. doobs macrumors regular

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    I have a clean install of Snow Leopard and am trying to get some of my automator scripts working. Under Leopard, I could right-click on the desktop and select one of my workflows from the menu under Automator. Now, there is no ~/Library/Workflows folder in Snow Leopard and Automator doesn't have the Save as plugin option anymore. Does anyone know how to use automator scripts in Snow Leopard that doesn't involve opening Automator every time? Thanks...
     
  2. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Just went through this as well. I had a finder plugin that compressed a folder I selected and renamed it adding the date.

    They are now called Services....and actually work pretty nice. they show up right at the bottom of the right click menu in Finder.

    Open automator and check out Help -> Automator Help.

    In Help choose the Creating Workflows link, then the If your Finder Plug-in workflow does work link.

    Hope this helps.

    -Kevin
     
  3. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    BTW......Services are stored in:

    ~/Library/Services


    -Kevin
     
  4. doobs thread starter macrumors regular

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    sweet...got it to work as service. I definitely like the Services menu a lot more than the workflows under Leopard. Thanks for the help!
     
  5. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    No problem. Actually it was really easy to convert to a service.

    I like the right click menu now.....the service options are right there at the bottom....not buried anymore!

    -Kevin
     
  6. eccentricdimwit macrumors newbie

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    maybe this is a little nit picky... but i only had two scripts: showHiddenFiles and hideHiddenFiles. it was nice to just rightclick on the desktop and see the automator menu and select them. is there a way to make it back like that again? now i'm actually having to select a file then get it from Finder->Services.

    thanks for your help!
     

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