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

    Apr 18, 2012
    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!
  2. LaWally macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2012
  3. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
  4. moveright thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2012
    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?
  5. LaWally macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2012
    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.
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    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

    Feb 24, 2012
    Point taken ...

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