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Seeking a launcher app able to properly manage files stored in iCloud

I have been evaluating several "launcher" apps, including LaunchBar, QuickSilver, Raycast, and Alfred. As far as I can tell, none of them seems fully aware of iCloud-managed files that are ...
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Stop spacebar triggering quicklook when using Quicksilver

If I invoke Quicksilver and type "activity", and then press spacebar in order to finish typing "activity monitor", instead of a space being included in my search string, it invokes quicklook on ...
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Can't add Quicksilver keyboard shortcut trigger

I'm setting up a new mac and I can't seem to set the keyboard shortcut to triggers I'm creating, as I've always been able to do before. I'm able to create the trigger, but then when trying to edit it,...
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Is there a way to kill an unresponsive applescript launched by an application without killing the application?

I've got an AppleScript that I usually launch out of Quicksilver, but occasionally, the script hangs, never exiting. (I think it's waiting on a non-existent window to appear). This results in ...
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Define additional shortkey with the same effect like RETURN in Safari.app

I'm working with MacOS X 10.6. I'd like to define a keyboard shortcut Ctrl-m, which does the same thing like RETURN does, without deactivating RETURN. How can I do that in MacOS X 10.6. In the ...
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Exclude apps from Spotlight results

Is there a way to exclude specific apps from Spotlight search results? For example, in my daily workflow I rarely open iTunes. So when I want to open iTerm2 it would be great to save the extra ...
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Find a file/folder within another folder with OSX UI

I often have project folders clientA, clientB, personalproj1 etc and often they all have commonly used files/filers e.g. They might all have myCode.js, so when I type myReusedCode.js in spotlight (or ...
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How do I open terminal or browser windows in the current workspace?

Whenever I open a new terminal or browser window via QuickSilver it switches control back to the last used workspace. I would like to always open in the current workspace, how do I do that? I am on ...
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Find the target of an alias or link in Quicksilver

Can I find the target of an alias or symbolic link using Quicksilver? I don't find a way to do so on this Quicksilver reference which is the best source I know of at this point.
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How to prevent AppleScript confirmation from appearing when using Quicksilver trigger?

When I launch this simple AppleScript from Finder or by using the standard Quicksilver panel selection, it runs without confirmation. tell application "Flux" if it is running then quit ...
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Can Quicksilver be configured to open folders in new Finder tabs?

Is there a way to configure Quicksilver so it will open folders in new Finder tabs? Right now, when I use QS to navigate to a folder location and select the "Open" option from the actions pane QS ...
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Keyboard macros with Quicksilver

I would like to use Quicksilver to insert a given text in the active window at the current cursor location. Is this possible? One solution might be that I have a collection of files with the required ...
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How to switch to modal window in the background

I don't know if this problem is specific to Quicksilver or a general problem with modal windows. I use QS to launch an applescript: "run 'command' with administrator privileges" But the modal window ...
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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 ...
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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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How to create a symbolic link with Quicksilver?

Quicksilver has a "Make Alias in..." action but this creates a hard link. Is there any way, including plugins, to create a symbolic link?
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How can I toggle internet sharing from the command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Start/stop internet sharing from a script? There are applescripts / automator scripts that help to turn on / off internet sharing, but they do not work consistently (plus, ...
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Spotlight search iTunes Match

Back before I used iTunes Match, I enjoyed being able to search my library via spotlight. Now it seems that this doesn't work anymore. I guess this is because the music is not stored locally, but ...
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Quicksilver and Spotlight

I have found that I need to run both Quicksilver and Spotlight. I consider this to be a waste of CPU and memory and would like to eliminate one of them probably Spotlight. The reason I would like to ...
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How to change the default file manager for OSX?

I've downloaded muCommander and find it better than Finder. When I open folders with QuickSilver it still uses Finder, though. How do I change this behavior?
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Hotkey access to a browser URL based on a URL part on the clipboard

I'd like to open a Safari tab based on a bug number that I have on the clipboard via a hotkey. The url I want to launch has the form http://example.com/defects/nnnn where nnnn has the number that is ...
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How to quickly send new mail without opening mail application?

I know Quicksilver has a plug in for quickly sending new mail messages without opening the Mail application. But the Quicksilver plug in doesn't work under Mountain Lion. How do you send a new mail ...
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Is it possible to first enter a command and then choose "run in Terminal" in Quicksilver?

Is it possible to first enter a command and then choose "run in Terminal" in Quicksilver? Is there another way of doing it other than Quicksilver (though I would prefer Quicksilver)?
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Activate fluid app pinned to status from Quicksilver

I use Fluid apps that are pinned to my status bar. If I click on the icon in the status bar, the Fluid app will get focus. I'd like to be able to give an app focus from Quicksilver instead of having ...
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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 Quicksilver to open bookmarked URLs in Chrome?

I'd like to be able to trigger QS and then start typing "gmail" or "weather" or the name of whatever bookmark I'd like to open, and have the previously bookmarked site open in Chrome, my default ...
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Quicksilver-like app for iPad?

Quicksilver is a long-loved Mac app that gives you a single entry point, a command box, for performing a wide variety of actions on the Mac. It is easily extensible and scriptable. A similar app on ...
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Quicksilver will not open on my Mac (OS 10.6). Can you help?

I installed Quicksilver and due to some problems I have with the "shelf" feature I decided to uninstall it (using appCleaner). When I tried to install it again the application wouldn't install the ...
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Quicksilver Lion Problems

I have been using Quicksilver ß60 for a while, and I recently updated to Lion. However, there is a problem. Quicksilver quit unexpectedly, and now when I launch it launches and quits immediately. I ...
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quick search using quick silver?

just got my first mac os computer. installed quick silver. (I rely heavily on launchy in windows) so, the cool feature i was able to achieve on windows using launchy, is that after saving "quick ...
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Quick way to enable only the web searches I want in Quicksilver

Quicksilver has hundreds of different web searches available, but I only want to use a few of them. I can manually deselect the ones I don't want by navigating to Modules -> Web Searches -> ...
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Alternative to Quicksilver Triggers

Well after using QS for quite some time, it no longer works...Even when loading it on a clean SL build with latest Apple updates. When I set up a trigger they will only work until I reboot. At that ...
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Quicksilver accessible script for disabling and enabling Time Machine?

I'd like to disable and enable Time Machine at will via Quicksilver. 'nuff said. Do you're thang, nerds. :)
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What are some alternatives to Quicksilver?

I'm an avid fan of QuickSilver, and I had been using it for several years already. But then development of the application seemed to have stagnated for a while, and many bugs (specially with plugins ...
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How can I change the keyboard shortcut key to open Quicksilver?

Fyi.. I searched Apple.SE and didn't found an answer, so I am posting here. Currently I open Quicksilver by Ctrl + Shift + spacebar. And my Spotlight preference is Cmd + spacebar. Most of the time I ...
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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 'Dictionary' ...
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Quicksilver goes straight to text-entry mode

On my old-ish MacBook Pro (pre-unibody), Quicksilver has been misbehaving for quite some time. I fire the keyboard command to launch it (I like command-space, replacing Spotlight), and it comes up in ...
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Can I make applications load on the same monitor as the mouse cursor?

I have multiple monitors, and with Quicksilver and Magic Mouse gestures I open applications without using the dock more often than with it. Is there a way to have these application windows appear on ...
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Quicksilver addons and plugins

Quicksilver is no doubt THE App that's must have for any keyboard ninja using Mac. Please share your [power] tips on new addons, triggers and plugins that you use.