4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 14, 2008 2:27 PM by Roy McCoy

    OS X Scripts Menu vs. ID Scripts Palette

    Roy McCoy Level 1
      I can access the scripts of all my applications via the scripts menu
      in my OS X menu bar, but I can't put the original Scripts Panel folder
      in Library > Scripts and an alias in the ID Scripts folder because
      then the scripts don't appear in the scripts palette. I can put an
      alias of the Scripts Palette folder in Library > Scripts and this
      allows access to the ID scripts, but this slows the scripts menu way,
      way down. Anybody know of a way to get the ID scripts into Library >
      Scripts without slowing the scripts menu down or losing access to them
      via the scripts palette?


      Thanks,

      Roy McCoy
      Rotterdam, NL
        • 1. Re: OS X Scripts Menu vs. ID Scripts Palette
          sstanleyau Level 4
          On 14/12/08 3:31 PM, "Roy McCoy" <member@adobeforums.com> wrote:<br /><br />> I can't put the original Scripts Panel folder<br />> in Library > Scripts and an alias in the ID Scripts folder because<br />> then the scripts don't appear in the scripts palette<br /><br />But you can put an alias to a folder in ID's Scripts Panel folder.<br /><br />-- <br />Shane Stanley <sstanley@myriad-com.com.au><br />AppleScript Pro Florida, April 2009 <a href=http://scriptingmatters.com/aspro>
          • 2. Re: OS X Scripts Menu vs. ID Scripts Palette
            Roy McCoy Level 1
            Shane Stanley wrote:

            > But you can put an alias to a folder in ID's Scripts Panel folder.

            Thanks! My first reaction was to doubt that I wanted an extra
            folder level there. But then I realized that my scripts are all
            in subfolders of the Scripts Panel folder anyway, so I moved
            all these folders to an InDesign Scripts folder in Library >
            Scripts and then copied aliases back. Bringing the ID scripts
            into the scripts menu also this way causes a delay, but it's
            only slight and the beachball doesn't appear.

            I'm a little curious as to whether it's possible to modify
            the top of the scripts menu or not. Apparently because I wanted
            all my scripts at the computer rather than the user level,
            nothing happens when I select Open [current application] Scripts
            Folder or Open User Scripts Folder. The first doesn't bother me
            because the current app is one of the folders below - i.e., it
            would be redundant if it did work - and the second obviously
            shouldn't bother me since I didn't (and don't) want any User
            Scripts anyway. But it would be nicer if a simple Open Scripts
            Folder command (without the triangle and subchoices) opened
            my main Library > Scripts folder, or, failing that, the two
            presently inactive commands did at least something - if
            Open User Scripts Folder opened Users > Library > Home >
            Preferences > Adobe InDesign > Version 6.0 > en_GB > Scripts >
            Scripts Panel, for example - so I could access my invaluable
            Cocaine.scpt, Heroin.scpt and Marijuana.scpt via this route
            also. :-)

            Most simply put, how do I restore basic functionality to the
            first two lines of the scripts menu? I thought just making sure
            I had a Users > Home > Library > Scripts folder would do it,
            perhaps with some content for this folder being required, but
            I've tried putting various things in it and nothing's worked.
            So maybe it should be named "Scripts Folder"? Or be located
            somewhere else? Or???


            Thanks again,

            Roy McCoy
            Rotterdam, NL
            • 3. Re: OS X Scripts Menu vs. ID Scripts Palette
              sstanleyau Level 4
              On 15/12/08 12:48 AM, "Roy McCoy" <member@adobeforums.com> wrote:<br /><br />> Most simply put, how do I restore basic functionality to the<br />> first two lines of the scripts menu?<br /><br />I have no idea. I use FastScripts instead.<br /><br />-- <br />Shane Stanley <sstanley@myriad-com.com.au><br />AppleScript Pro Florida, April 2009 <a href=http://scriptingmatters.com/aspro>
              • 4. Re: OS X Scripts Menu vs. ID Scripts Palette
                Roy McCoy Level 1
                Shane Stanley wrote:

                > I have no idea. I use FastScripts instead.

                Am giving FastScripts Lite a spin, thanks.


                Roy