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Script Menu

The Script menu is an optional global menu, located in the Menu Extras area at the right end of the menu bar. It lists all the scripts that are stored in the Scripts folder in the current user’s Library folder and, optionally, the local Library folder available to all users of the computer. You can run any of these scripts simply by choosing them in the Script menu, even if they are compiled scripts instead of applets. If you prefer to store your scripts in other folders, you can place aliases to them in either of these Scripts folders to make them appear in the Script menu. To activate the Script menu, check the “Show Script menu in menu bar” checkbox in AppleScript Utility.

The main purpose of the Script menu is to give you a convenient way to run scripts that you use frequently, in your day-to-day work. You can create as many folders as you like in either of the Scripts folders to organize your scripts according to specific projects or tasks. Doing this will cause the Script menu to organize them in submenus named for these folders. Double-click any of the submenus to open its folder. Holding down a modifier key while choosing a script in the Script menu helps you manage your scripts. The Option key opens the script in your default script editor; the Shift key reveals the script in the Finder.


  

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