Why do all applications have a 'services' section in their top menu?

moveright

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Apr 18, 2012
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As the title states. All applications seem to have a section called 'services' in their left-most menu. When I mouseover it and expand it, it says "no services apply" and "services preferences".


Not sure what this is. thanks!
 

moveright

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The following links should (might) answer your questions. The first one is dated but still applicable, the second is more recent.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/slimming-down-and-power-up-your-mac-service-menu/

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/mac_os_x_configuring_and_using_the_services_menu/
Thank you! After reading the preceding information however, the services menu seems completely useless. I realize that the car may be useless to the blind man so, in all fairness, I suppose the necessity of the services may be fairly relevant.

Reminds me of Automator. After reading several "100 reasons to use automator" blog articles, I still find it completely useless.

Am I underusing my software?
:confused:
 
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LaWally

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Thank you! After reading the preceding information however, the services menu seems completely useless. I realize that the car may be useless to the blind man so, in all fairness, I suppose the necessity of the services may be fairly relevant.

Reminds me of Automator. After reading several "100 reasons to use automator" blog articles, I still find it completely useless.

Am I underusing my software?
:confused:
Not necessarily. People use their systems in different ways, and what might be useful to one may be less so to another. I have to agree on the Automator "reasons to use" lists though. I've never seen a good one.

Why not open a thread asking folks who use automator to share what they use it for? It might be interesting.
 
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Not necessarily. People use their systems in different ways, and what might be useful to one may be less so to another. I have to agree on the Automator "reasons to use" lists though. I've never seen a good one.

Why not open a thread asking folks who use automator to share what they use it for? It might be interesting.
He doesn't necessarily need to open a new thread about Automator, but do a search on it. There are a lot of threads already out there with various ideas of what to use it for.

Automator search

In fact, I only use it for one thing, and that is to remove LSO's or Flash cookies.
 
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