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chavakayla1 Calculating status...
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Dec 23, 2010 7:45 PM
I just updated to Snow Leopard from Tiger. My problem is that Services menu shows "No Services Apply". I have checked "Make Text Clipping" and "Import Recipe from Web Page" buttons, but it isn't saved and therefore I cannot import recipes into my MacGourmet like I did in Tiger. I must be doing something wrong, but what? Please help. Thank you and happy holidays.
IMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Dec 23, 2010 8:28 PM (in response to chavakayla1)
    Services only work with those applications designed to use them. Contact the software's developer for assistance.
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; 11" MBA, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; iPad 32G; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Dec 23, 2010 8:42 PM (in response to chavakayla1)
    Also, you need to activate Services: System Preferences->Keyboard->Keyboard Shortcuts->Services->check those that you want to use, restart, and try using them again.
    27" iMac i7 12 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.5), G4 450 MP GB 1.5 GB RAM w/(10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • pstrombo Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2011 10:54 AM (in response to chavakayla1)
    Glad to here I am not alone. I have exactly the same problem. It has affected all my Apple computers and all my browsers (Firefox and Safari). It must be a OS glitch. Like you I fill the appropriate check boxes, but it does not save that info despite restarting browser or the computer. Love to fine the answer. I also am a user of MacGourmet, and also use the clipper for Notetaker, MacJournal, Notebook, and others. It is a hugh loss of functionality.
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • davidthomas83 Calculating status...
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    Jan 7, 2011 1:14 PM (in response to pstrombo)
    I am also having the identical problem. I have checked the boxes in services prefs and have repaired permissions. I cannot find a decent review article on the subject of services for beginners.
    Could there be an incompatibility problem?
    David Thomas
    Imac 2.4GHz intel core 2 duo, Mac OS X (10.6.6), ext firewire HD LaCie 320gig
  • Scott Adelman Calculating status...
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    Jan 14, 2011 8:13 AM (in response to davidthomas83)
    I too am having the same issue. After searching and reading I still cannot get Services to work. I have enabled them in the keypboard menu under preferences. But no matter what application I go to, each and every one states "No Services Apply". Despite rebooting the problem exists. Is there a global setting that needs to be enabled?

    Not sure if this is helpful in troubleshooting, but when I go to services preference under keyboard it says to double click to add keyboard shortcut. If I double click any of the enabled services (check box) nothing happens and I am not able to add a shortcut. Weird.
  • JohnAlanWoods Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Jan 14, 2011 8:56 AM (in response to Scott Adelman)
    That crazy service menu that was in 10.4 and previous was removed in either leopard or snow leopard, I can't remember which and replaced with a context sensitive much reduced services menu.


    ie. no more 'covert selection to simplified chinese'
    i5 MacBook Pro, 24" Cinema Display, iPhone 4, 1TB Time Capsule, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Flash Plug-In 10.0.45.2
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,835 points)
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    Jan 14, 2011 10:18 AM (in response to Scott Adelman)
    But no matter what application I go to, each and every one states "No Services Apply".


    Did you try selecting some text first?
    iMac Intel/2C2D, eMac G4/700, Mac OS X (10.6), 10.5, 10.4, 10.3, 9.2
  • Scott Adelman Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 14, 2011 10:58 AM (in response to chavakayla1)
    Duh! Do I feel stupid now. Yes, that solved the issue. Thanks. Should have realized that one.

    Humbly, with tail between my legs.............
  • teacher24_70 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
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    Feb 21, 2011 12:29 PM (in response to baltwo)
    My services section of system preferences>Keyboard seems to be empty. When I select text and choose the services menu in an application, instead of showing available services, it says "building".

    This doesn't seem normal? This is occurring on my Mac Mini running 10.6.6.

    What would I need to do to fix the issue?
    2.4 Ghz MacBook (10.6.6, 4 G RAM), 2010 Mac Mini (10.6.6, HDMI, 4 Gig RAM), Mac OS X (10.6.6), 32 gig iPhone 3G S, iTunes 9, 120 Gig Classic, 5 Gen iPod video
  • dnim Calculating status...
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    Feb 23, 2011 8:16 AM (in response to teacher24_70)
    I'm in the same boat as described above. I found it when testing Devonthink on a laptop running 10.5.8 and my desktop running 10.6.6.

    I have the expected services from Mail in 10.5 but the dreaded "no services apply" in 10.6.

    Can't seem to add any services to mail... changes to services preferences in keyboard shortcuts pane don't seem to do anything.

    This got me looking around a bit and I do find the services in both the contextual menu and in the "menu menu" under file and plenty of option in there... but nothing in either location when it comes to mail.

    And in the preferences pane (pain?) the only references I have that are mail-related are "New Email to address" "New Email with attachment" and two others.... but no other references to handling messages or applying a service to a message....

    So... is there some way to add a Mail category to services? Or is there another tree I should be barking up?

    Am going to dig around other forum posts... but any help or direction appreciated.

    cheers
    darren
    IMac 24" 2.8GHz Core2Duo • MacBookPro Intel Core Duo (10.5.8) • iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Stibble Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2011 4:58 PM (in response to chavakayla1)
    I am having the same issue. Noticed since upgrading to 10.6.6 that my little 'move to' utility at the bottom of the right-click menu had dissappeared. Searched and found the helpful workflow to duplicate it and couldn't get it to work. Having not really used services before thought I was missing something but after hours fiddling and reading the forums I realise NO services are available in any app anymore - just says 'Building...' (greyed out).

    24" iMac 2.8GHz Penryn 2Gb Ram 800MHz
    Running OSX 10.6.6
    various, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Services disabled
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,755 points)
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    Mar 19, 2011 5:27 PM (in response to chavakayla1)
    In what application(s) do you see that?
    Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Stibble Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 3:30 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
    All applications. Across the board. I just checked a few more core apps like iCal and Contacts. Seems to be system-wide.
    various
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,755 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 4:47 AM (in response to Stibble)
    Open a Terminal window, and drag or copy & paste the following text into it:
    /System/Library/CoreServices/pbs
    Press the Return key. See if that makes a difference.
    Mac OS X (10.6.6)
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