I have an AppleScript automation that I use to manage email Inbox zero. For years I’ve run it via a keyboard shortcut tied to a Service.
Recently, the execution of the script when launched via the Services menu has slowed dramatically. Immediate run vs delay of 3-4 seconds before execution. The same behavior is not exhibited if I run the script directly from Script Editor or run it from the Script Editor menu bar folder for my email application.
I have a theory that the slow down relates to my organization’s recent deployment of Microsoft Defender. Pure conjecture on my part, but it seems to be the only correlating event.
The obvious workaround for me is to simply assign a keyboard shortcut to the script that appears in the menu bar script menu. However, I do not see a way to assign a shortcut with native software. Any suggestions?
I realize KB Maestro or Alfred could be used, however I’ve shared the script with others in my company so I need to find a solution that does not require 3rd party software.
Am I overlooking a method to assign a keyboard shortcut to an item in the script menu? Thanks for any guidance — jay