Adium+Quicksilver Integration

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  1. canIscream

    canIscream Dog Crew is Best Crew

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    Two morning classes were cancelled today. I was all awake with nothing to do.

    I decided I don't use Quicksilver enough, so I set about looking for some Adium plugins for Quicksilver. Within about three seconds I found that Quicksilver hasn't supported Adium in quite some time.

    After some more searching, it turned out that I wasn't the only one who felt disappointed by this.

    Here's the link to the original blog i found on this.
    http://blog.codahale.com/2007/01/22/send-as-im-adium-quicksilver/

    basically what this does is allow you to go into adium and send a message without having to touch a mouse.

    i followed his instructions verbatim. it didn't work out too well because i never have added any script to quicksilver. before you do any of this, open up the application support folder in the library. click quicksilver. create a new empty folder called "Actions". close out.

    open up script editor. copy and paste this.
    Code:
    using terms from application "Quicksilver"
      on process text im_text
        repeat with im_delimiter_position from 1 to (length of im_text)
          if character im_delimiter_position of im_text = ":" then exit repeat
        end repeat
        set im_contact_name to characters 1 thru (im_delimiter_position - 1) of im_text as string
        set im_message to characters (im_delimiter_position + 2) thru (length of im_text) of im_text as string
        tell application "Adium"
          send (first contact whose (online is true and (display name starts with im_contact_name or UID starts with im_contact_name))) message im_message
        end tell
        return nothing
      end process text
    end using terms from
    
    save the pasted file into the actions folder you just made under application support in quicksilver.
    ~/Library/Application Support/Quicksilver/Actions

    Save the file as Send As IM.scpt


    Shout out to Coda Hale. He came up with all this.
     
  2. alverino03

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    I'm not quite sure if this is the same, but I just press command+n while in Adium and it allows me to send a message without using the mouse as well. :dunno:
     
  3. xenon supra

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    owned.
     
  4. canIscream

    canIscream Dog Crew is Best Crew

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    well...it's been fun guys. i'm going to go home and kill myself after class.
     
  5. canIscream

    canIscream Dog Crew is Best Crew

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    i just tried the cmd+n method. i don't like it as much as the other way.

    but i'm probably just trying to justify my morning research.
     
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    I'm curious why people use quicksilver :dunno:
     
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    me too, i guess i've just never taken the time to learn it
     
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    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    I just recently stopped using Quicksilver. I realized I don't use many of the features exclusive to it.
     
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    Oh I just discovered pressing Command in Spotlight highlights the top hit. Yeah!
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    launchbar > quicksilver IMO :hs:
     

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