Open Screen Sharing connection just with Launchbar

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mprobst78
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Open Screen Sharing connection just with Launchbar

Post by mprobst78 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:40 pm

Hello,

has anyone managed to open a Screen Sharing (with the app Utilities/Screen Sharing.app) connection just using launchbar. I open it through the finder quite some times a day, and it would be so handy to be able to open it by Launchbar. I just cant figure out how to access the host computer in Launchbar. It does not recognize it as a finder item.

Thanks four your help,

michael

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<solved> Open Screen Sharing connection just with Launchbar

Post by mprobst78 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:44 pm

Uh,

I just found the solution:
you can either drag&drop the window title bar icon to some place were it leaves a bookmark-xml-file. Or you can enter a vnc://servername.local URL in launchbar and it will handle the url with Screen Sharing.

Just to let you know in case you stumble as well ...

m

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Re: Open Screen Sharing connection just with Launchbar

Post by kastorff » Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:06 pm

Or create an AppleScript to instruct the Finder to open a VNC session to the desired location. Just replace macinenameoripaddress with the pertinent info, give the script a descriptive name, put it into a location LaunchBar indexes, and connect away.

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tell application "Finder"
   open location "vnc://machinenameoripaddress"
end tell

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Re: Open Screen Sharing connection just with Launchbar

Post by norbert » Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:43 pm

Or add a Safari bookmark for vnc://machinenameoripaddress and give it a descriptive name.

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Re: Open Screen Sharing connection just with Launchbar

Post by sjk » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:11 pm

norbert wrote:Or add a Safari bookmark for vnc://machinenameoripaddress and give it a descriptive name.

And using that with LB doesn't open an empty Safari window. Cool.

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