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Hide Automator Workflow Status in Menu Bar

5867 Views 17 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2013 12:43 PM by otherworldman RSS
  • katovski Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2009 10:53 AM (in response to Topher Kessler)
    No, the "automator launcher" is not required to run the workflow after it was started. I suggest to use the script mentioned above instead of the .action , so you are sure that sending application to someone (that don't have that .action) will work.
    I still didn't find a way to totally stop displaying status in the menu bar.
    Even with the script(or .action) the status will be visible until it pass the script(.action).
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • salexey Calculating status...
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    Dec 24, 2012 12:29 PM (in response to CICROCKETS)

    Successfully used Bartender app (requires purchase) to hide Automator icon.

  • otherworldman Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2013 12:43 PM (in response to CICROCKETS)

    The way to do it is, after finishing the action you want Automator to do, kill the Automator Launcher process, here is how I did it:


    onrun {}

    do shell script (“Whatever you want to do”)

    set app_name to “Automator Launcher”

    set the_pid to (do shell script “ps ax | grep ” & (quoted formofapp_name) & ” | grep -v grep | awk ‘{print $1}’”)

    do shell script (“kill -9 ” & the_pid)

    end run

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