Safari/ browser and or Ichatt question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jcvmf214, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. jcvmf214 macrumors member

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    Hi all Not sure if I should be posting this here but here goes

    when I am chatting with my friends on Ichat I constantly send internet links to them via ichat. The browsers that I use are safari and firefox. So for arguments sake lets say safari. doesnt matter I like them both
    I would like some kind of on command button at the top in my menu bar to send a link to ichat of the page I am currently looking at.

    is there any such animal or a download that I can install for something like this. Firefox has something similar in an email a link button but I need it to go to ichat.

    any assistance appreciated.
    thanks
    -John C.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    This should be pretty easily accomplished with AppleScript, although I don't know of any specifically designed for the purpose. Adium has a Safari URL button on the toolbar, though.
     
  3. jcvmf214 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is apple script easy to pick up and learn. I would like to try to take a crack at this on my own before asking someone for a favor. If you know what I mean. I do have a dated programming background

    I wish I can see a sample of something similar to what I want to accomplish.

    when you are talking about applescript are you talking about automator?
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    http://developer.apple.com/applescript/
    http://developer.apple.com/mac/libr...eScriptLangGuide/introduction/ASLR_intro.html
    http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/scripts11.php

    No. AppleScript is much older and much more versatile than Automator. There's nothing that can be done in Automator that can't be done in AppleScript, albeit sometimes with more difficulty. You can also embed AppleScripts in Automator actions.

    Automator has an action to get the current webpage from Safari, but it can't output it to iChat without an embedded AppleScript.
     

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