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Jan 8, 2013 11:46 AM



I go to Sys Prefs -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Services and even after checking the  "New Terminal at Folder" and the next option check boxes..... i go to the finder and when i right click at a folder I do not see the New Terminal at Folder options...


In fact i do not see the 'Services' group at all from the context menu..... and hence none of the keyboard shortcuts that i select within the Sys Prefs are showing up in the finder window...


I have attached two images to this post... first one is the Sys Preferences window and the second one is the context menu at a random Finder folder.





This used to work when i was on 10.7 .... i think this has stopped working ever since i updgraded to mountain lion....


Look forward to your help in resolving this issue.




MacBook Pro
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,850 points)

    Back up all data. Uninstall your "anti-virus" software according to the developer's instructions. Reboot and test.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,850 points)

    Do you still see "Virus Scan" in the contextual menu?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,850 points)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.


    This procedure is a test, not a solution. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.


    Step 1


    The purpose of this step is to determine whether the problem is localized to your user account.


    Enable guest logins* and log in as Guest. For instructions, launch the System Preferences application, select Help from the menu bar, and enter “Set up guest users” (without the quotes) in the search box. Don't use the Safari-only “Guest User” login created by “Find My Mac.”


    While logged in as Guest, you won’t have access to any of your personal files or settings. Applications will behave as if you were running them for the first time. Don’t be alarmed by this; it’s normal. If you need any passwords or other personal data in order to complete the test, memorize, print, or write them down before you begin.


    Test while logged in as Guest. Same problem?


    After testing, log out of the guest account and, in your own account, disable it if you wish. Any files you created in the guest account will be deleted automatically when you log out of it.


    *Note: If you’ve activated “Find My Mac” or FileVault, then you can’t enable the Guest account. The “Guest User” login created by “Find My Mac” is not the same. Create a new account in which to test, and delete it, including its home folder, after testing.


    Step 2


    The purpose of this step is to determine whether the problem is caused by third-party system modifications that load automatically at startup or login.


    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode* and log in to the account with the problem. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:


    • Shut down your computer, wait 30 seconds, and then hold down the shift key while pressing the power button.
    • When you see the gray Apple logo, release the shift key.
    • If you are prompted to log in, type your password, and then hold down the shift key again as you click Log in.


    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including wireless networking on certain Macs.  The next normal boot may also be somewhat slow.


    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.


    *Note: If FileVault is enabled, or if a firmware password is set, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can’t boot in safe mode.


    Test while in safe mode. Same problem?


    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of steps 1 and 2.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,850 points)

    Back up all data.

    Triple-click the line below to select it, then copy (command-C) the text to the Clipboard:


    In the Finder, select

    Go Go to Folder

    from the menu bar, paste (command-V) into the box that opens, and press return. A folder may open with an item selected. If it does, move the selected item to the Desktop, leaving the folder open. Log out, log back in, and test. All your settings for the Services menu will have reverted to their default values. If the problem isn't solved, put back the item you moved, overwriting the one that will have been created in its place. Post your results.

    Otherwise, recreate your settings, then delete the item you moved to the Desktop and close the folder.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,850 points)

    Is the Services menu missing only in the Finder, or in all applications?


    What is in this folder:



  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,850 points)

    I'm not sure I understand what you're telling me. You posted a screenshot showing a contextual menu with no Services sub-menu. Now you say there is a Services sub-menu. When did that change happen? What is in the sub-menu when you select a file in the Finder?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,850 points)

    The Kaspersky garbage is still installed. As long as it is, your system is unmaintainable. Refer any problems you have to Kaspersky. Good luck.

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