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7.1 p finder quitter
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Oct 11, 2000, 02:56 PM
 
does anyone know where I can get a finder quitter for os 7.1 performa?
     
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Oct 12, 2000, 12:44 AM
 
Open up script editor.
Type in the following code:

Tell application "Finder"
quit
end tell

Save it as an application and you should now have a program that will quit the finder.
     
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Oct 12, 2000, 06:53 AM
 
2 questions

does 7.1 have scripts ?(its not my computer) and how can I then launch applications?
     
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Oct 13, 2000, 01:43 AM
 
It should... maybe its just not installed. I compiled the script for you, option click this link to download it. It should work, if not, dig out your system disks and look for a custom install option for applescript.
     
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Oct 15, 2000, 08:43 PM
 
how do i launch apps now?
     
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Oct 15, 2000, 08:44 PM
 
the link didnt work
     
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Oct 15, 2000, 10:45 PM
 
Why would you want to quit the Finder?
     
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Oct 16, 2000, 03:56 AM
 
Okay, I've done some more coding (I'm writing applescripts for someone I don't know at all at 1AM... ) and have created an app that asks you to choose the app to launch, launches it, and then quits the finder. It is available here (option click the link )

BTW, one quits the finder to save memory and to speed up some applications.

Edit: Forgot how to write UBB code for a link


[This message has been edited by ibookuser2 (edited 10-16-2000).]
     
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Oct 16, 2000, 05:08 AM
 
I do not believe 7.1 supports Apple Script. We're talkin' 1993 here folks...

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Oct 17, 2000, 06:20 PM
 
This is really off the top of my head, but I think 7.1 did support applescript, but not in the same way 7.5 and after did. The Finder couldn't be told do things directly, and instead you had to load a scripting library (possibly found in the System Folder:Scripting Additions) and tell that to do what you now tell the Finder.
     
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Oct 17, 2000, 10:40 PM
 
so what do i need besides the script?

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Oct 18, 2000, 03:11 AM
 
I don't know. Try running just the script, without anything else. If not, see if there is anything in the TIL about applescripts on 7.1.1. try a websearch, etc.

The script was written using mac os 9.0.4, so i have no idea if it will work or not on a lower os.

I am not extremely familiar with 7.1, I had 7.0.1 on my SE until a few weeks before 7.5 came out, at which point I upgraded to 7.1.1 and shortly after, 7.5. Thus, I don't know 7.1 terribly well
     
   
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