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

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by moveright, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. moveright macrumors member

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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!
     
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  4. moveright thread starter macrumors member

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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:
     
  5. LaWally macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
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    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.
     
  7. LaWally macrumors 6502a

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    Point taken ...
     

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