Wow, exactly the kind of places where I would not be looking…
I’m using the .app format to be able to call the script from Spotlight and I’m using that super nifty feature of late OSXs where you can disable the app menu bar display…
Also, I suppose the feature is not just here to bug newcomers, so what’s the use cases where I would need it? I mean I never called an app from Spotlight (or anywhere else) that I would not want to run, so what’s the idea?
It’s a feature of AppleScript that’s been there forever, and I guess the most common use is as a place to show instructions. If you include a description in your applet – for example, paste some styled text in the Description section of an app’s Bundle Pane – it will appear in the startup dialog.
Hi, I have just noticed that a keyboard combo (set with a free utility) control-command-Q does open my script application, but even with the “Show Startup Screen” option unchecked, I still get the startup screen. What am I missing? I tried re-saving the app, checking and then unchecking the Show Startup Screen box, and I still get it. I just want control-command-Q to run my 5-line script application like it used to (for some reason the keyboard combo started opening Automator so I had to find another solution).
Also, is there a built-in way in macOS Sierra to assign a keystroke combo to open an app, so I don’t need the free app? I see only a way to use it to choose a menu item.
It’s not what you’re missing — it’s what you are including. If an applet detects the control key is down when launching, it shows its startup screen regardless of the setting. So you need a shortcut that doesn’t include the control key.