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Chapter 7. An Introduction to AppleScript > Running Ready-Made AppleScripts

7.1. Running Ready-Made AppleScripts

You don't have to create AppleScripts to get mileage out of this technology. Mac OS X comes with several dozen prewritten scripts that are genuinely useful—and all you have to do is choose their names from a menu. "Playing back" an AppleScript in this way requires about as much technical skill as pressing an elevator button.

To sample some of these cool starter scripts, you must first bring the Script menu to your menu bar (a new feature in Mac OS X 10.2). To do so, open your Applications→AppleScript folder. Inside, you'll find an icon called Script Menu.menu (it may look like a folder). Install it on your menu bar either by double-clicking its icon or by dragging it to the menu bar.


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