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Internet Location CM 1.3

written by Tomasz Kukielka


Thanks:
Great thanks to David Catmull (dathorc@kagi.com) who sent me the crucial directory-resolving code. Without it, this plug-in would not work. David is an author of some interesting contextual menu plug-ins (check http://www.dathorc.com/).


What is this?

“Internet Location CM” is a Contextual Menu plug-in which helps managing URLs.

It can perform two operations:


How much?

Nothing. It is free.


What you need?

A PowerMac, a Mac OS which supports internet locations and contextual menus (“Contextual Menu Extension” and “SOMobjects™ for Mac OS” library must be present in Extensions folder) — which probably means Mac OS 8.1 or higher.
“Internet Config Extension” version 2.0 or higher is required for InfoMac support.
I tested this module with Mac OS 8.6 and 9.0 only. Please report any problems/incompatibilities.


Features


How to install it?
Drop the “Internet Location CM” plug-in onto the closed System Folder (or directly into “Contextual Menu Items” in System Folder) and RESTART.
After that you may setup “Internet Location CM” by control-clicking the module (note that CM becomes active after the system restart).

Setup demo image


Why did I write it?

Well, I am a big fan of Internet Location files. Usually I am dragging an URL from some text onto the desktop and the Internet Location file is created by Finder automatically. But this technique sometimes does not work. Dragging a link from Netscape to the desktop starts a file transfer so I often used “Copy this Link Location” feature, then pasted the URL into “Note Pad”, then dragged it to the desktop. I am too lazy for so many operations! Now I still use “Copy this Link Location” in Netscape but then I control-click on the desktop and choose “New HTTP Location with Clipboard” and the required file is created.
There are some applications that do not support drag and drop so this plug-in also helps me in these situations.


History

1.3

1.2 1.1 1.0.1 1.0


Author's URLs:

Tomasz Kukielka tkukiel@mac.com
Europe: http://www.ire.pw.edu.pl/~tkukiel/
US Mirror: http://members.tripod.com/~tomaszek/