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Hi all,
I will try to explain.
So far as I can tell, the term "plug-in" is used extensively in Apple help files. With regard to the Finder, it seems to mean that when you select a file or files, and right-click, the sub-menu that appears can have additional "plug-ins" (or actions?) added to it.
It doesn't seem to work!
For example:

Automator: Examples

If you follow the above link, it says you can add "plug-ins" to enable fast selection of pre-defined Automator workflows.

Does anyone know if the ability to add plug-ins has been deleted from OSX?

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Here is my understanding - a right click gives a Contextual Menu - in other words a menu in the Context of the Application that you are using. Plug ins that i have used are ones the work behind the scene to a great extent. Whereas Automator has 'workflows' that can be added to a 'Mini App' or workflow that carries out a series of steps. I have used plugins with Tiger Leopard and Snow Leopard but never as part of Automator workflow.
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