LaunchBar is a keyboard-driven productivity utility for OS X from Objective Development.

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Is there a way to completely disable Dock?

I want the Dock completely gone. I haven't used it in the past three releases of OS X (10.5 to present). I want it completely gone, and LaunchBar there instead. Is there a way to kill the Dock so ...
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Make folders opened by external apps open in a new finder tab rather than a window

I have the setting "open folders in new tabs" (instead of new windows) in finder turned on but this does not seem to influence what my other apps do when they open a folder. Launchbar and a shell ...
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Lock screen with LaunchBar

I extensively use Launchbar and have almost all my daily productivity items working through it. Since I use my personal MacBook at work, I do not have use a screen saver password, however, when at ...
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How do I select more than one file in LaunchBar?

Is it possible to select multiple files in LaunchBar? (For example, I may want to select two files in a folder and "drag" them to another folder.) How do I do that?
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How to Create New File in Selected Folder Using LaunchBar?

Using Launchbar, I'd like to be able to do the following: Navigate around by normal means in Launchbar > Once I'm in desired folder, I'd like to be able to run a command/action that asks me to enter ...
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If I use LaunchBar can I disable Spotlight?

If I use LaunchBar can I disable Spotlight? Does LaunchBar do all of its own indexing and never use the Spotlight database? Or does it rely on the Spotlight database for some of its search ...
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iOS Stacks or equivalent functionality

Fairly simple question, is there a way, either through existing functionality or by jail breaking that you can add Stacks to the iOS dock. EDIT: There are three different formats in the way that ...
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Can you copy files to /Applications using Launchbar?

For lot of applications, the disc image (.dmg) contains the .app files which needs to be copied to the /Applications folder. I use Launchbar's Instant Send feature to open the selected files quickly ...
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How to Increase LaunchBar Width?

Is there a way of increasing the width of the LaunchBar bar? Especially when I enter something that results in a web page, this width is insufficient for showing the full title, not even talking about ...
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LaunchBar script that returns the path of a folder “dropped” on it

I want to make a LaunchBar script that displays in a dialog the path of a file or folder that's chosen in the first pane and then "dropped" on a script. But I can't make it work. I've got a couple of ...
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Some way to launch/display Notification Center from Quicksilver/Launchbar/Alfred?

Pick your favorite launcher (Quicksilver, LaunchBar, etc.)… My current choice is QS, but I'm ok with methods for another launcher. Is there a method to launch/call the notification center from one of ...
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Can Launchbar tag files?

I have LaunchBar auto select anything that is dropped into my downloads folder. I wanted to run a Hazel rule but only on files with a certain tag and I want to do this with LaunchBar.
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LaunchBar/Quicksilver as a replacement of Spotlight?

I asked about the usefulness of spotlight here, as I don't like the drag that spotlight causes all the time. What I found useful in Spotlight is those two. word lookup : spotlight opens ...
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Is there a way for Spotlight or Launchbar or Quicksilver or similar to just return matching folders not files?

I frequently need to just get a finder window up that's a ton of folders deep. There's only so many favorites you can put in the finder sidebar. I'd happily configure a dedicated launcher to just ...
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How do I get LaunchBar to open the enclosing folder for a selected file?

After selecting a file or application in LaunchBar, how do I get it to show it in the Finder? (I'd like the equivalent of right-clicking on a file in a Spotlight search and selecting "Open Enclosing ...
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Instant send feature in quicksilver

I just switched back to quicksilver and I was wondering if there is an instant send feature in QS like Launchbar. in Launchbar, you can define a hotkey which will send the selected file/folder as a ...
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How can I get Launchbar to open the Wireless Diagnostic app?

I use Launchbar Version 5.5 (1008) to start programs from the keyboard and can't figure out how to start one specific app that comes with Mountain Lion 10.8.4 Build 12E55. Has anyone figured out how ...
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How to index Evernote notes with LaunchBar?

I use both LaunchBar and Evernote, which are both great productivity tools. I would like to have all my Evernote notes indexed by LaunchBar, so that I can access them by typing part of the note title ...
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Creating a quick event in iCal using LaunchBar & AppleScript

what i want to figure out is how to send a String to iCal 5 on 10.7 which is interpreted the same way as creating a quick event, as if you press CMD+N with iCal in focus and then just type "tea at 5" ...
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Any way to “right-click->open” application using application launcher or AppleScript?

I'm an avid launch service (Quicksilver/Launchbar) user, and have been frequently stymied by Gatekeeper… The default "Open" actions behave like double-clicking an application package, which is ...