Suggested feature: Open with…

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Suggested feature: Open with… Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:05 am • by leftnotracks
Often I'll download a file and want to create a Hazel action to deal with the file. But often, the type of file (like say a Dashboard widget) is so uncommon that I can’t be bothered. ① Open Hazel, ② select the folder, ③ create a new rule, ④ name the rule, ⑤ specify the condition, ⑥ then specify the action.

What if I could right-click on a file and go to Open With > Hazel. This would create a new rule in the selected folder specific to that file type, performing up to four of the six steps listed above. If Open With is not an option for prefPane files, then I'm pretty confident a shortcut or service could be added.
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Re: Suggested feature: Open with… Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:02 am • by Mr_Noodle
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll think about it, though concerning adding stuff to Finder's contextual menus is a bit tricky, more politically than technically.
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