2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 24, 2010 3:14 AM by Patchoulain
Patchoulain Level 1 (0 points)
I'm getting a 'No Services Apply' menu item for almost all apps. In fact, Finder is the only one that seems to have any associated services, and then just a couple of usual suspects (email file, set as desktop picture).

/Library has no Services folder. /System/Library has 10 services, but not all those I've selected in Keyboard Shortcuts, and including a couple I haven't selected in System Preferences. /User/Library/Services has one 3rd party service.

Any idea about how I can get Services back please?

iMac i5 27" (Stock), Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • KXsig Level 2 (305 points)
    Hi P,

    The services you want were present and went away or you want the services from a previous system? In Snow Leopard services come almost empty and you have to create and/or activate then, some apps installs provide more services and with Automator you can create new services. Use the Keyboard System Preferences to activate some already present and associate new ones to applications.

    Good luck.
  • Patchoulain Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi KX

    Yes, Services associated with most applications were there - admittedly, not many were of much use. I'd guess they disappeared a few weeks ago.

    All I've noticed is that a bunch of services that used to be associated with most applications are no longer appearing in the Services menu.

    For example, in Thunderbird, if I select text from this message, then access the Services menu, nothing appears except 'No Services Apply' (greyed out) and Services preferences . . . If I select Services Preferecnes/Services, a wide range of Services are selected, including the one I want - New Email with Selection.

    Restoring Defaults and selecting/deselcting services makes no difference. Selecting '+' simply adds an application shortcut - not what I want.

    Do you know how I would associate say Finder with a Service? Say, Show Info, which is selected in Sys Prefs/Services/Keyboard Shortcuts?

    I think part of the thing is I've never used/understood Services a great deal. Now I see what's there I can see how useful it might be.