Launch searches in other programs through LB?

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Launch searches in other programs through LB?

Post by macsterdam » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:19 pm

I use Devon's Easy Find and (just recently) Spot Inside a lot. I was wondering if it's possible at all to activate searches in these programs through LaunchBar (basically, to have LaunchBar insert text directly in the search field of these programs, and start the search)?

Thanks.

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Post by norbert » Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:58 pm

Usually such tasks can be accomplished via AppleScript, provided that the applications in question are AppleScriptable. Unfortunately EasyFind and SpotInside are not.

However, we are considering to add some kind of Services support (allowing you to invoke items from the Services menu via LaunchBar), and that might help in case of EasyFind, which provides a Services menu entry.

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Post by macsterdam » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:13 pm

That sounds great. Look forward to the 'services' update. Is that considered for a 4.2 or for a later release?

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Post by norbert » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:19 pm

This feature will be available in LaunchBar 4.2

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Post by macsterdam » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:29 pm

Thanks - much appreciated! :D

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