Back in August, Peter wrote about his work on creating an infrastructure for custom toolbar items. If you can dream it—and write it in AppleScript—you can have it in your Camino toolbar. After a long period of code review, comments, and some last-minute fixes from Peter, I’m happy to announce the toolbar capability has landed in nightly builds of Camino (both branch and trunk) and will be in Camino 1.6.
Here’s how it works:
- You write an AppleScript to do something useful, perhaps string together a few commands from Camino’s enhanced AppleScript support, or to connect Camino to another app on your Mac, or whatever you can dream.
- Save your new script as a (compiled) script, script bundle, application, or application bundle—even text (
.applescript) files will work.
- Give your script an icon (I can hear the phones ringing off the hook at the studios of our local icon designers!).
- Put your script in the
~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Caminofolder (creating any of those folders if necessary).
- Launch a Camino nightly (October 10th or newer).
- Customize the toolbar and add your script.
And you’re off! Show us what you can dream up!
Thanks to Peter for all the AppleScript work this summer and for handling all my “bugs,” and to his partner in Summer of Camino 2, Jeff Dlouhy, for the rockin’ icons!