I am now officially in the process of making everything I do Quicksilver-friendly. This round: Adium. The Adium plugin for Quicksilver has been dead since ß36, which means we have to click on things to send IMs. Until now.
The upshot? Cmd+Space, period, “Contact name: Message”, tab, S, enter.
First, The Script
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
Second, Installing It
Paste the script into Script Editor and save it in
~/Library/Application Support/Quicksilver/Actions as
Send As IM.scpt.
Restart Quicksilver (Cmd+Ctrl+Q).
Third, Using It
Open up Quicksilver (either Ctrl+Space or Cmd+Space), and hit period. Type your message in the following format: “Contact name: message body.” (e.g., “Bob: Hey man, what’s up?”). Hit tab when you’re done. Type out as much of “Send As IM” as you need to select the Send As IM action. Hit enter. Done!
Send As IM finds the first online contact on your buddy list whose display name or screen name starts with what you entered as the contact name. If you’re not already chatting with them, it’ll open up a new chat window and send your message. If you’re already chatting with them, it’ll use the existing window.
Ok… now what else do I use the mouse for?