creating an automater service to launch an apple script
Submitted by Rocco on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
macOS and Mac Apps
Hello All, My goal is to create a keyboard shortcut to run an applescript, which seems to be harder then you would think. The only way to do this without installing third party inaccessible apps is to create an automater service, which runs an applescript, and then assign that service a shortcut. My problem is that I can't drag the action in the actions pain to the workflow area, so that I can paste the script code in the text box that's supposed to appear inside Automater. The text box does not appear unless you drag the item into the workflow list, which is why I can't put the script into the service...when I try to drag and drop the action, it fails. Any suggestions? Has anyone successfully created a service in Automater before? I've never had success using the application with VoiceOver. Thanks so much, Rocco