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Automator services do not work

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Feb 19, 2013 2:40 AM

Hi,

 

I created a few Automator Services to open URLs in my browser (Safari).

When I click Play the webpage opens as expected.

But when I call the service, either from the Application - Services menu or by adding a hotkey to it in System Preferences, nothing happens.

 

The console shows this error but only once. All attempts after than nothing is logged:

 

19/02/2013 11:36:23.452 AM com.apple.automator.xpc.workflowServiceRunner: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication

19/02/2013 11:36:23.452 AM com.apple.automator.xpc.workflowServiceRunner: 2013-02-19 11:36:23.450 WorkflowServiceRunner[628:1a07] Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication

19/02/2013 11:36:23.452 AM com.apple.automator.xpc.workflowServiceRunner: 2013-02-19 11:36:23.451 WorkflowServiceRunner[628:1a07] Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication

19/02/2013 11:36:23.452 AM com.apple.automator.xpc.workflowServiceRunner: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication

19/02/2013 11:36:23.453 AM com.apple.automator.xpc.workflowServiceRunner: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication

19/02/2013 11:36:23.453 AM com.apple.automator.xpc.workflowServiceRunner: 2013-02-19 11:36:23.452 WorkflowServiceRunner[628:1a07] Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication

19/02/2013 11:36:23.454 AM com.apple.automator.xpc.workflowServiceRunner: Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication

19/02/2013 11:36:23.454 AM com.apple.automator.xpc.workflowServiceRunner: 2013-02-19 11:36:23.453 WorkflowServiceRunner[628:1a07] Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication

19/02/2013 11:36:23.529 AM com.apple.automator.xpc.workflowServiceRunner: -[AMApplicationRegistry loadDefinitionAtURL:]: No application name for definition at URL file://localhost/Library/Automator/Office.definition/

19/02/2013 11:36:23.530 AM com.apple.automator.xpc.workflowServiceRunner: 2013-02-19 11:36:23.528 WorkflowServiceRunner[628:1a07] -[AMApplicationRegistry loadDefinitionAtURL:]: No application name for definition at URL file://localhost/Library/Automator/Office.definition/

19/02/2013 11:36:23.530 AM com.apple.automator.xpc.workflowServiceRunner: -[AMApplicationRegistry _loadDefinitionsAtURLS:]: Failed to load definition at URL file://localhost/Library/Automator/Office.definition/

19/02/2013 11:36:23.531 AM com.apple.automator.xpc.workflowServiceRunner: 2013-02-19 11:36:23.529 WorkflowServiceRunner[628:1a07] -[AMApplicationRegistry _loadDefinitionsAtURLS:]: Failed to load definition at URL file://localhost/Library/Automator/Office.definition/

 

Any idea how to make this work?

 

Thanks!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • pjdube Level 3 Level 3 (830 points)
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    Mar 6, 2013 9:51 PM (in response to bbreukelen)

    Please show us the automator workflow.

     

    Then we can give you pointers as to what's happening.

     

    Regards,

     

    Phil

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,890 points)
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    Mar 7, 2013 10:35 AM (in response to bbreukelen)

    Tried it here and it works OK as a service

     

    Screen Shot 2013-03-07 at 13.33.31 .png

     

    What are you doing with the web content after the Gets Contents of Webpages?

     

    Message was edited by: Frank Caggiano -Running on 10.8.2 BTW

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,890 points)
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    Mar 7, 2013 11:07 AM (in response to bbreukelen)

    Services do not work at all on my Mac.

     

    Do  you mean Services you create don't work or do you mean all Service even the standard ones?

     

    If it is the first, Services you create, then as a test create a new user on your mac and log in as that user and try to create a service and see if it works.

     

    If it's the second, No services at all, or when you have the results of the test post back.

    iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, 10.8.2, Safari 6.0.2,Aperture 3.4.3
  • louiexiv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 11, 2013 8:20 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    Run the Activity Monitor. Do you see the Automator Launcher in the list of processes? If so, kill it. After I had the same problem and killed a hung Launcher, services started to work.

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