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How can I make an automator service always show up?

I have an AppleScript that adds the subject of a selected email in Mail to my task manager. I have put this AppleScript in an Automator service so I can hotkey it. Only problem is this: Lion insists ...
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How can I add an action to search for the selected Terminal text in Google?

I want to be able to add an action to search Google with any selected text in Terminal. Any ideas?
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How do I set up iCloud for a family?

What is the right way to set up iCloud for a family? Assume that I want to share iTunes store account, have separate mail, contacts, bookmarks and notes, but have the possibility of sharing calendars ...
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Remove services from context menus (but leave them in the app's Services menu)

I created a few services with Automator and it seems OS X automatically adds these to the context menu of files/folders that they apply to. Is it possible to remove the services from the context menu ...
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Coming from a Windows Server world, how does one connect workstations to an Apple server?

I have a number of workstations on a LAN with a new OS X Lion Server. The server is "set up," in that there are user accounts on the server, among other things, but I actually don't know how to ...
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Always show service in contextual menu

Sometimes when I create a service in Automator, I want it to always appear in the Finder contextual menu, not just when I have a selected a file or folder. The services are always either pure ...
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Symlinked services in ~/Library/Services not working in Lion

Does anyone know how to make symlinked services work in Lion? I used to keep all my services under version control in SL and symlinked into ~/Library/Services and this stopped working when I installed ...
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How to reload autofs on Lion without restarting?

I'm trying to get my host machine running Lion to automount an NFS export on my CentOS VM. I was able to get this working on a system running Mac OS 10.5 by modifying /etc/auto_master and then ...
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Does changing a daemon's plist file extension prevent it from being loaded?

I particularly want to disable: /private/etc/mach_init.d/dashboardadvisoryd.plist.disabled, but in general for any daemon. Does changing its plist extension prevent it from loading? In the past I ...
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How to show a list of processes that are launched upon a login?

There are some processes that are launched upon a login, how to get a list of these processes? I want to prevent some processes from being launched automatically.
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Delete/disable app-installed services?

I've written a bunch of services for my own use that I use frequently, but recently it's getting tougher. I installed some apps (such as Skim.app, apptivate) that introduce their own services (eg. ...
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Location of services created in Automator

Long-time ago i created a service in Automator, which still works. But i want to change the code and it isn't located in either /Library/Services/ nor ~/Library/Services/ as they are both empty Have ...
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Iphone 3G shows 'no service' eversince I came back from Malaysia

I'm using Iphone 3g for a year exactly and have no problems at all until recently I went to Malaysia. it says 'no service' where the carrier name supposed to be. so I assume its because since I'm out ...
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Creating a wget OSX Service

I want to create a service to copy the URL and subsequently download it via wget. How would I go about creating an OSX service to wget arbitrary urls from a browser or system wide. I believe it'd be ...
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How do I remove duplicate “Open With” context menu items in Finder.app?

For whatever reason, the "Open With" context menu in Finder is always listing every app four times (exactly). I've read about (and tried) rebuilding the Launch Services database to restore the ...
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Paste clipboard data as plain text Service?

Is there a Mac OS X service that takes clipboard data and pastes it as plain text? Or an easy way to create one?
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Where are Services stored?

I created a service using Automator and noticed that it created a .workflow file in ~/Library/Services. Is this the same file that handles the service that I see under (Application's Name) > Services? ...
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Look Up in Dictionary with “All” filter

I like the fact that I can launch the dictionary app by highlighting a word in any any application and then going to (Application Name) > Services > Look Up in Dictionary. However, this selects the ...
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Custom shortcut executes service twice

Following this answer I have created a custom service that executes a shell script that looks like this: open -a FireFox "http://dict.cc/$1" It works fine when I click. Then I defined a custom ...
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How do I reset the software Mac OS X Update Server

I somehow managed to miss configured my mac osx update-server and would like to reset it, the problem is that there is no reset button to put the update-server into it's original inactivated state. ...
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Passing selected folder path to custom Service executing AppleScript

I have a custom Service I created in Automater. Right now, the service shows up in my context (right-click) menu, when right-clicking on any folder. In Automater, I added the Run AppleScript action, ...
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Adding on my command to services menu or adding keyboard shortcuts

OnMyCommand allows commands to be added to the shortcut menu. Unfortunately, I can't add them to the services menu or add a keyboard shortcut for them. Is this possible?
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How can I restrict Mac sharing services to a specific network/adapter?

I want is to set up a Mac to connect to multiple networks. So far, so good. However, I only want to grant AFP access to users on ONE of the networks, but not the other. How can I accomplish this on ...