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rjch
10th September 2009, 11:16 PM
To move a file using services I used to use 'move' from onmycommand. But it seems with 10.6 that there is a new way to manage services, which is automator.

I have tried to make the move thing in automator, but the 'move finder items' in the Files and Folders library seemingly insists on a designated destination (e.g. to desktop) rather than enabling you to pick the destination.

Does anyone have any hints?

icant
11th September 2009, 12:22 AM
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jeremy_warnock
11th September 2009, 07:51 AM
would also pay you to read/watch

http://www.macosxautomation.com/services/index.html

a lot cool things here with the 10.6 update

rjch
12th September 2009, 07:29 PM
Thanks icant & jeremy. Hopefully after automator and the new keyboard system preference, services will become useful for people.