View Full Version : Where are Services kept

5th October 2005, 03:51 PM
Silly question and I should know the answer, but where are the services that you can find in the file menu kept. I'd like to get rid of some, quake 3 connect for example, but I can't find them.

5th October 2005, 03:58 PM
I got the impression they are contained in each application, so there isn't a central locaiton for them, but I could be wrong.

5th October 2005, 04:01 PM
I have a bunch in /System/Library/Services/ - not all of them, but some.


5th October 2005, 07:21 PM
Cheers Dana.

Most importantly it confirmed that they did finish with .service so now I can find the rogue ones I don't like. :D

5th October 2005, 10:35 PM
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?sto...y=services+menu (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20030304121342190&query=services+menu)

Interesting. A very different approach from what I thought. I used <!-- and --> to comment out the NSServices stuff

6th October 2005, 01:17 AM
As I understand it, OS X scans the applications in the application folder hierarchy on login to populate the Services menu. Consequently they're not straightforward to remove but you could try the application 'pearSCC' on this page (http://homepage.mac.com/walterritter/pearworks/pages/software.html) to change the keyboard shortcuts of the services that are bothering you.

6th October 2005, 10:56 AM
Well it's certainly a niche for a clever cocoa programmer. Anyone interested?

6th October 2005, 12:35 PM
Do a search on www.macupdate.com for ServiceManager. It is an app that lets you bind services to hotkeys, it also lets you remove services from the services menu.