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WordPress sucks. major posting issues. This is truncated big time – sorry. Watch for a nice, full featured video download to come… In the meantime: THE DEMO (Sorry, YouTube kinda skewed my movie a bit…) THE SETUP (Starting at the top of the Preferences items) Application: […]

WordPress sucks. major posting issues. This is truncated big time – sorry.

Watch for a nice, full featured video download to come… In the meantime:

THE DEMO
(Sorry, YouTube kinda skewed my movie a bit…)

THE SETUP
(Starting at the top of the Preferences items)
Application: First off, make sure you’re running Quicksilver with the most advanced Beta features enabled. This is quote-unquote unstable, but i rarely get a Quicksilver crash.
Catalog: Expand the Quicksilver section, and make sure that “Proxy Objects” is checked. This will be important for the Triggers section below.
Email Options: This is optional, but you can setup the basic subject line, general body text, and a custom sent-from address.
Handlers: If you use Mail.app, then this will be the default that Quicksilver will use to send your emails out. I’ve got mine set to Gmail Notifier, as I don’t typically use Mail that much.
Plugins: The Apple Address Book Module is the only required plugin for this exercise. Also, if you use Gmail, there’s a Gmail Module you’ll want to install – Thanks Kokopelli!
Triggers: I’ve setup a trigger that I activate with CMD + ESC, that loads whatever item(s) I’ve selected in the finder, directly into Quicksilver. To do this, you’ll use the Current Selection (Proxy Object we enabled earlier). You can set anything you want in the center pane, because once we use the trigger, we can easily start typing ‘Email’ and it’ll bring up the action we want to use.

  1. Okay, I don’t get it so I’ll suppose I’ll wait for the full version.

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  2. First of all thanks to let me discovered Qs.
    Well I tryed just what you wrote, but after selected the file, I “call” Qs but the file is not already selected in it… Why? I am sure I am loosing something…

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  3. Hey Eric – yeah, I was afraid of that. This WP bug is really causing problems. I had to choose my words wisely, as it appears to break publishing when a post hits a certain length… Nice, eh?

    I figured having the setup was more important than anything else – but I suppose if you don’t know what’s actually happening, that’s a problem too…

    I’m putting the finishing touches the full video, so I’ll get it up here SOON.

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  4. caruso – there are 2 ways to load the file into QS

    1 – launch QS, and then hit CMD G to load the selected image.
    2 – create a trigger with the proxy object action, Get Current Selection. this way you can launch QS AND load the currently selected item in one keystroke. I briefly explain this in the full video, watch for it SOON.

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  5. Thanks a lot Nick,
    I just made a trigger ctrl alt  m (what do you think about..?).
    But where can I find shortcuts such as cmd g?

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  6. It would be helpful if you could superimpose the keystrokes on the screen in the video. I’m familiar w/ QS so I could figure out what was happening, but if it were my first time I would have no clue how to reproduce what happened.

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  7. carus0_g,

    http://docs.blacktree.com/quicksilver/command_key_reference is a table of the “stock” command keys.

    I agree with Colin, the keystrokes being displayed somehow might help users new yo QS follow.

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  8. Nick,

    I have been fiddling with the idea of making my own video tutorials since your post a few days ago. What I am doing is turning on the keyboard viewer (“show keyboard viewer” if you have the extra scripts plugin installed). I then set the key repeat to off. This allows me to hold down key combinations long enough for people to see them.

    It does make for longer videos though. I am thinking about doing a process one time slowly to illustrate then a repeat of the process at full speed.

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  9. I have just created the same action based on your instructions, however the file is never passed to Gmail Notifier … or at least it does not show up in the Gmail window within my web browser.

    I’ve always wondered if it would be possible to pass a file to Gmail in a web browser … am I missing something?

    – r

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  10. Ross have you installed the GMail plugin? If you have, check to make sure gmail is set as the mail handler on the handler section of preferences.

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