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.
With this issue we wrap up our look at interesting products from the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Mark Anbinder passes on news of price reductions and rebates from Apple, Pythaeus provides the latest Duo market share news, and we look in depth at the concepts behind Apple's eWorld and other online services. Finally, the real way Apple could change the world with the Macintosh.
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