1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 2:11 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
celcias Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Dear Apple Community,


I would like to be able to select an item on my desktop and type a shortcut to attach the selected item to a new  message with the Messages app. I've tried to create one in system preferences/keyboard/keyboard shortcuts/Application Shortcuts under Finder.app typed "Share>Message" and it didn't work. I have a shortcut to "new email with selection" that I created with automator but Messages is not an option there. I also tried searching for an Applescript or terminal command for this so I could do it with a swipe gesture using Better Touch Tool. I spoke with an Apple senior advisor and he said he didn't know how to do it either and to post it on the forums.


If anyone knows how to make a shortcut for this action, please let me know.










MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,860 points)



    It is beyond what I know of AppleScript.


    It might pay to try the Developers Community



    10:11 PM      Friday; November 16, 2012

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"


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     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously