[OS X TeX] Switching between TeXShop and BibDesk
bhh at xs4all.nl
Sun Sep 6 14:12:21 EDT 2009
On 06-09-2009, at 15:53, Luis Sequeira wrote:
> Since I'm using Snow Leopard, this got me thinking that this would
> be an opportunity to try out the new and improved functionality of
> Services. And, lo and behold, one can easily use Automator and
> Services to create, for example, a global hot key to launch, or
> switch to TeXShop (or any other application).
> One just has to create the Service - in this case, a merely one-
> action workflow to lauch the application - and then assign a
> keyboard shortcut to it, in the Keyboard section of System
> I now launch TeXShop with Cmd-option-control T :-)
> Here is how to do it:
> 1) Launch Automator, and select to create a Service. From the left
> pane of the Automator window, select "Utilities" and then drag "Run
> Shell Script" to the right side. As text of the script, just write
> "open -a TeXShop" (no quotes, of course).
> Save it. You may call whatever makes sense to you, such as "Launch
I don't think you need to use "Run Shell Script".
You can use the Launch Application action (also in the Utilities
I set Service receives to "no input" but maybe a single selected file
is also possible.
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