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Here in The Apple Blog community, there was a mention about the power of using some of the scripts that are accessible through Quicksilver. So I put together a quick screencast showing how to make sure those options are enabled and what some of the more […]

Here in The Apple Blog community, there was a mention about the power of using some of the scripts that are accessible through Quicksilver. So I put together a quick screencast showing how to make sure those options are enabled and what some of the more useful items are.

Quicksilver

From my perspective (on a 13″ MacBook) the fewer items I need to keep open on my screen, or taking up screen real estate in my Menu Bar, the better. So having access to regular controls and settings via Quicksilver’s script access is a great alternative.

Have a look at the Quicksilver Scripts screencast.
It’s a .mov file and clocks in around 55mb in size.

Feel free to leave your questions or comments below and I’ll address them as I’m able to.

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  1. nice done. i’ve a question to your usage of the terminal, which app do you use (i saw a little icon in the menu bar) or how do you invoke the terminal???

  2. it’s called Visor. Yasser covered it here. It’s by the same great people who brought us Quicksilver.

  3. thanks.. a very cool plugin..

  4. Nice screencast. Thanks.

    I have some questions regarding the applications he is running.

    1. What is the bandwidth and cpu load tool he is using in the menu bar?

    2. How did he manage to change the order of the icons in the
    menu bar and most importantly how did he added the day of the
    month in the date?

    Thanks.

  5. hi drio…

    perhapse i can help you..

    1. it’s called menu meters.. to find here: http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters/index.html

    2. try.. http://paulstamatiou.com/2006/06/11/how-to-display-date-in-os-x-menu-bar/ .. and for changing the order just hold down the command (apple) key and drag the entries to a new position.

  6. @drio

    He’s using MenuMeters, a fantastic SystemPreference
    http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters/

    I’m curious as to what settings you were using in Snapz Pro to have such smooth footage as well as low CPU usage?

  7. Drio:
    bernd (and Xander) nailed it. Menu Meters does my cpu load and memory usage.
    And Paul Stamatiou’s blog explains how I hacked my clock.

    Xander:
    Fixed camera, 30fps, 75% scaling
    I set my display to 1024×680 and do a full screen.
    I also include the mic track for audio.
    It takes a bit of time to encode the whole thing, but not too bad, and the results are clearly worth it.

  8. Thanks for the answers!

  9. Nick:
    I see you use some rename script, could it be the one I asked about some time ago regarding changing file extensions or maybe just a nifty file renaming script?
    Anything is useful if I only need to bring up quicksilver type mvfile tab down and write cbr to rar or some such. I’m not sure if that’s possible.

  10. Lordmike – the rename script was something I whipped-up in Automator for renaming files. I wrote about that here. It should work for changing file extensions too.

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