HsoiContextualServices Support

Having problems with HsoiContextualServices? What can we do to help?

There’s a peculiarity in Mac OS X where despite being told to rebuild its list of Services, the OS doesn’t always do so. To remedy this, let’s try a series of steps.

First, ensure you are in the Finder. Find an image file, perhaps in your ‘Pictures’ folder. Click once on the file icon to select the file, then go to the ‘Finder’ menu, look under ‘Services’, and see if any of the HsoiContextualServices Services are present (e.g. FilePathToClip!). Conversely, you can right-click (or control-click) on the icon file in the Finder; in the contextual menu that appears, see if any HsoiContextualServices Services are present. If not, is there a menu item titled ‘Services’? If so, select that item and a submenu should appear; are any HsoiContextualServices Services present there? If not, likely the OS hasn’t picked up the installation. Continue to the next step.

Second, find the HsoiContextualServices.app within your ‘Applications’ folder. Double-click to launch the application. Once you have launched it, you can repeat the above steps in the Finder to see if any of the Services appear. If they do, you can quit the HsoiContextualServices.app; the Services should remain available and known to the OS even after you quit the application. If that doesn’t work, continue to the next step.

Third, log out of your account and log back in. Check for the availability of the Services. If that doesn’t work, continue to the next step.

Fourth, restart your computer. Check for the availability of the Services. If that doesn’t work, please contact us for additional help.

One additional note. In Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”, the System Preferences for Keyboard has a section for ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’, which includes the ability to customize what system-wide Services are available. If you have performed any customization of the available Services, it may be worthwhile to check if HsoiContextualServices’s Services are listed in the ‘Services’ section of those ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’. If they are listed but disabled, simply enabling them there will make them available to you.

To uninstall HsoiContextualServices, find the HsoiContextualServices.app (likely within your /Applications folder), drag it to your Trash, and empty your Trash. You may need to log out and back in to your account to ensure the OS picks up the removal of those Services and no longer shows them as available for use.