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Mac OS X Services in Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Services let one application supply its powers to another; for example, a Grab service helps TextEdit paste a screenshot into a document. Most users either don't know that Services exist, because they're in an obscure hierarchical menu (ApplicationName > Services), or they mostly don't use them because there are so many of them.

Snow Leopard makes it easier for the uninitiated to utilize this feature; only services appropriate to the current context appear. And in addition to the hierarchical menu, services are discoverable as custom contextual menu items - Control-click in a TextEdit document to access the Grab service, for instance.

In addition, the revamped Keyboard preference pane lets you manage services for the first time ever. You can enable and disable them, and even change their keyboard shortcuts.

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Doug McLean

 
 

Free Macworld Expo NY 2002 Exhibit Passes

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Free Macworld Expo NY 2002 Exhibit Passes -- If you're thinking about attending Macworld Expo in New York City from 17-Jul-02 through 19-Jul-02, you can register now through April 23rd to get a free exhibit hall pass (supposedly a $35 value). Just make sure to use the priority code: E-NYCB. You'll also have to answer the usual "qualifying" questions, but you can opt out of receiving email from exhibitors. [ACE]

<http://www.macworldexpo.com/macworldexpo/v31/ index.cvn?ID=10007>

 

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