1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 8, 2012 1:01 PM by celcias
celcias Level 1 Level 1

Dear Apple Developer Community,pic185.pngpic186.png


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)
  • celcias Level 1 Level 1

    I copied this from /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ShareKit.Framework/Versions/A/Plugins/Message s.sharingservice/Contents/MacOS



    If anyone knows if this line can be turned into a .service with automator, Please let me know how to do it.










    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ShareKit.framework/Versions/A/PlugIns/Messages .sharingservice/Contents/MacOS/Messages ; exit;

    NAME-Mac:~ NAME$ /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ShareKit.framework/Versions/A/PlugIns/Message s.sharingservice/Contents/MacOS/Messages ; exit;

    -bash: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ShareKit.framework/Versions/A/PlugIns/Message s.sharingservice/Contents/MacOS/Messages