Comments for Red Sweater Blog http://www.red-sweater.com/blog Official blog of Red Sweater Software Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:28:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Comment on MarsEdit 3.6.7: Jumpy Text Cursor by Nicolas F http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/3009/marsedit-3-6-7-jumpy-text-cursor/comment-page-1#comment-278489 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:28:11 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=3009#comment-278489 Thanks a lot for the compulsive savers like me ! :-)

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Comment on Yosemite’s Speakable Scripts by Ray Robertson http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2993/yosemites-speakable-scripts/comment-page-1#comment-278412 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:07:03 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2993#comment-278412 I also noticed the random nature of the location for the “Automation” menu item. Plus, it doesn’t display the full progress description/additional description if the text is over 25 characters or so (see screenshot at my blog below).

I agree with you about the typically short-lived nature of these menu scripts making much of this unnecessary. Perhaps using a notification would have been a better approach.

Regardless, thanks for this post, which I linked to in my blog.

http://www.automatedworkflows.com/2014/10/28/whats-new-with-automation-in-yosemite/

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Comment on FastScripts 2.6.8: Fix Folder Aliases by Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2997/fastscripts-2-6-8-fix-folder-aliases/comment-page-1#comment-278269 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:40:28 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2997#comment-278269 I don’t really have a feature comparison. Over the years FastScripts has been more of a product of passion than something I’m really pitching as an alternative to the Apple script menu: I think you should use whichever you like better, and try them both. Off the top of my head two big differences are that FastScripts supports keyboard shortcuts, and makes an effort when running scripts to “put you back” in the app you were in when the script is done running. As a rule probably most if not all of the “features” for FastScripts are in fact distinctions from Apple’s script menu.

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Comment on FastScripts 2.6.8: Fix Folder Aliases by RR http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2997/fastscripts-2-6-8-fix-folder-aliases/comment-page-1#comment-278257 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:31:38 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2997#comment-278257 Thanks of the explanation. I prefer how Progress Bar looks in applets anyway. The “Automation” menu approach leaves a lot to be desired.

Another question: I’m looking for a summary of all FastScripts advantages over the Script Menu. I see the features list. But do you have a comparison page? Thanks.

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Comment on FastScripts 2.6.8: Fix Folder Aliases by Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2997/fastscripts-2-6-8-fix-folder-aliases/comment-page-1#comment-278232 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:51:43 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2997#comment-278232 Hi @RR – unfortunately it doesn’t handle the progress bar information that scripts in Yosemite can now convey. I’ve asked Apple about the possibility of getting access to this information and so far I haven’t heard anything about how to do it.

If it’s important to have a script display progress, I would recommend saving it as an applet, which FastScripts can also open and run for you. Although you’ll lose some of the benefits of FastScripts (namely, keeping the script real streamlined and in memory), you’ll gain the standard behavior of the system’s script running behavior because it’s all handled inside the applet.

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Comment on FastScripts 2.6.8: Fix Folder Aliases by RR http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2997/fastscripts-2-6-8-fix-folder-aliases/comment-page-1#comment-278231 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:47:41 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2997#comment-278231 How does it handle the Progress Bar in Yosemite? With the “Automation” menu as in the default Script menu?

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Comment on Yosemite’s Speakable Scripts by Doug Adams http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2993/yosemites-speakable-scripts/comment-page-1#comment-278172 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:50:25 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2993#comment-278172 The HUD mutes iTunes while it’s waiting for spoken input. Not great at my house.

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Comment on Yosemite’s Speakable Scripts by Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2993/yosemites-speakable-scripts/comment-page-1#comment-278128 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:07:29 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2993#comment-278128 @iOSXalt – oh that would be great, but I don’t know about that. Let me see if I can sleuth anything about it.

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Comment on Yosemite’s Speakable Scripts by iOSXalt http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2993/yosemites-speakable-scripts/comment-page-1#comment-278127 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:52:01 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2993#comment-278127 Great find!

Can you pass the spoken text as an argument to the script?

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Comment on Yosemite’s Speakable Scripts by Doug Adams http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2993/yosemites-speakable-scripts/comment-page-1#comment-278126 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:45:54 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2993#comment-278126 This seems like a revised version of Speakable Items. Isn’t it?

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