Some tech details I forgot to mention in last post: ID 6.0.4 on W7 Ult 64bit.
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As far as we know, that is not standard behavior, but we did want the same thing, so we added that as a feature to Soxy.
Through Soxy, you can configure .jsx files to be executed on double-click in Explorer. You do need to add an extra line to the top of the script, so Soxy knows what app to use the script with - e.g.
// InDesign CS4
... rest of script...
Configure Soxy to handle .jsx files through its preferences, and your .jsx files will open up in the correct app.
(see 'Soxy and ExtendScript')
Thanks Kris for pointing Soxy (I've already known about this software). If I were writing this for internal usage (for my own business) that would be an option. However my employer doesn't want any additional costs (much, much more than 50 seats), and it would be great if I could find some workaround. Currently I am thinking of using a mix of SwitchBoard, PatchPanel and AIR 2.0.
Nevertheless I would be very grateful if anyone knew of any other workaround or solution to this problem. Thanks in advance . Also in the meantime I reported this behaviour to Adobe as a bug in InDesign.
Anyway, if you find you get stuck in a spiral of ever-increasing effort and diminishing returns while looking for a solution, think of Soxy, and contact me off-forum (kris at rorohiko.com) - prices for large site licenses can always be discussed. We might be able to get to an agreement for a site license that would cost you less than the cost for the time and effort it would take to find, implement and (above all) support another solution.