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User Manual


There are three components to Scripteur. The server, the Preference Pane, and the Menu. All of these are encapsulated within the Preference Pane plugin, which is installed in "/Library/PreferencePanes/".

There are also plugins for Scripteur. By default, these are installed in "/Library/Application Support/Scripteur/", however, the Scripteur folder can be relocated to any accessible "/Library/Application Support/" folder.


The standard Installer package will guide you through the installation process, and launch the Scripteur Prefence Pane.

In the Preference Pane, you can set the name your computer will advertise itself as to other rendezvous enabled machines on the network. The default is "scripteur [computer name]".

The Preference Pane also gives the option of showing the Scripteur Browser Menu in the menu bar. If this is on, the user is provided with a menu listing all of the Scripteur enabled machines on the network.

Finally, the Preference Pane provides a button for turning Scripteur off and on.


There are two ways to use Scripteur. One is through the Scripteur Browser Menu. This menu is populated with all of the machines on the network which are running the Scripteur server, including the machine the menu is running on. Select a machine from the menu and the default web browser will be launched to connect to that machine's Scripteur server. The Scripteur Browser Menu can also be used to start and stop the Scripteur server on the host machine, as well as open the Preference Pane.

Browser menu:

The other is through a Rendezvous enabled web browser such as Camino or Safari. Camino lists Rendezvous aware web servers in the Go menu, under the Local Net Services submenu. Safari lists such servers in the Rendezvous submenu of it's Bookmarks menu. If this menu is not present, it must be turned on in Safari's preferences.

Camino menu:

Safari menu: