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Let’s try this again. Here’s the full video, starting with the setup and an explanation. Then you’ll see a demo of selecting a file in the Finder, launching Quicksilver with the selected file loaded, selecting the Email Directly action, and typing the name of the recipient. […]

Let’s try this again.

Here’s the full video, starting with the setup and an explanation.
Then you’ll see a demo of selecting a file in the Finder, launching Quicksilver with the selected file loaded, selecting the Email Directly action, and typing the name of the recipient.

Full Size mp4 (Quicktime) 9.8mb

I realize this is really small. I was trying to keep the file small for easy downloads. If the preference is for a larger, easier to see movie, let me know. I’m open to suggestions for whatever will work best for everyone. So let’s here the critiques in the comments. I want to make this better, so let’s hear it!

Next go around, I’ll be slowing down the demo itself, and putting up keystrokes on the screen, so they’ll only be getting better!

  1. It’s cool. Would be nice a bit bigger though so can read the text on the screen.

    Also a basic set up of QS for first time users would be really awesome.

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  2. Phil, for initial setup – for now at least – I’ll defer to the list of tutorials that I posted about recently:
    http://www.theappleblog.com/2006/02/14/quicksilver-tutorials-round-up/

    Dan Dickinson’s are especially helpful for first timers. A video of initial setup would be lengthy, but I may see about splitting it up into smaller bits, as the video idea seems to be the best method as of late.

    Let me see what I can come up with…

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  3. It’s great that you are doing this, but you really need to make the movie bigger like (640×480) so people can read the text and such.

    I’d say it would be best to start from the beginning too going over the quick basics like Setting up QS, installing plugins, etc before getting into the more advanced stuff. A lot of people don’t know to enable the beta features and development versions and wonder why some options are missing for them.

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  4. I’m new to the scene (mac and Quicksilver) so your tutorials really opened my eyes to a lot of things. But it would be nice to have a big screen version where I can see the text (can’t use sound). Maybe even a slow motion version! haha

    I must have watched the 5 second tutorial 20 times. Someone ought to write a book about Quicksilver, really! It could even be a good way for the developers to get some rightly deserved compensation, sharing some golden nuggets.

    Thanks for the series!

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  5. It looks like quicksilver requires a programmer’s mind. When you said the word “get” it sort of sounded like the programming word “get”. I am just imagining things?

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  6. Okay, I am doing something wrong. In my actions “get current” doesn’t appear. I am using Beta, developer. I also have proxy objects. But in the action menu nothign for get current.

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  7. Dave –
    if you look at the info pane while selecting Proxy Objects (in the Catalog section of Preferences), is Current Selection actually checked? it needs to be enabled within the Proxy Objects to be available/work.

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  8. very nice!
    it was fast and alittle bad quality though, had to watch it 10 times -_-;;

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  9. forgot to say, i think it can be troublesome to remember all triggers.
    instead, select one or many files, activate quicksilver, and press cmd g

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  10. I can’t seem to setup the trigger correctly. What other “Action” do you pick for the “Current Selection” item in the trigger menu. I can’t quite tell from the video. I’m really anxious to get to this to work.

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