Simple and Useful: Change Case Service

Change Case Menu

Change Case Menu

Have you ever found yourself needing to change the case of text in a document?  I often do, and for over five years now, I’ve used the Change Case Service by Ron Fleckner.

This simple software adds several items to the “Services” sub-menu of any application menu in OS X.  To use, simply select the text you’d like to change, then select the appropriate transformation such as “All lowercase” or “camelCase” to apply the change to the selected text.

Services Preferences

Services Preferences

The developer’s website lists Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or newer as a requirement.  Some users and administrators have been discouraged by the fact that the developer’s website doesn’t seem to have been updated in quite a while and still displays a screenshot from a Tiger system.  This software still works under 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion), although you’ll need to bypass Gatekeeper to install the Change Case Service on 10.8.

 

 

Once the services have been installed, you’ll need to enable them via the Keyboard Shortcuts tab of the Keyboard pane in System Preferences.  You’ll need to check the box next to each change case item that you want to have available in the Services menu.

If you’re interested in deploying and managing the Change Case Service for a group of Macs, note that the file
~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.ServicesMenu.Services.plist
governs the selected services for a given account.

 

The Change Case Service can be downloaded here:
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~ronfleckner/software/changeCase/index.html

2 responses

  1. I have used these with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. Be sure to enable the services via the Keyboard Shortcuts tab of the Keyboard pane in System Preferences.

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