Automator at Startup

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chelseany23, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. chelseany23 macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to set up my MacBook so that it will start up on weekday mornings and perform a series of tasks, like starting itunes, updating podcasts and then ipod, getting new email, etc.

    I've found how to start automatically, and how to choose what programs start. Is it possible to run an automator workflow on startup?

    (New to Apple and loving the possibilities and simplicity)
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    You can add an Automator Workflow to your Login Items through the Accounts pane of System Preferences. Is this what you mean? :)
     
  3. JoeJoeJoeJoeJoe macrumors newbie

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    When saving an Automator Workflow, save it as an application, then put this application in the login items, this will be done everytime the computer turns on, without regard to weather or not it was an automatied startup or not, to change this you can have the computer automatically start up on weekdays, and set the automater workflow appliucation as an alarm in iCal, and specify the dates and times you wish for this to take place.
     
  4. gtr053 macrumors member

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    Alright, fair enough. I figured that one out before I saw your reply. Now my question is "What would be the command to have the application quit?"
     
  5. gtr053 macrumors member

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    That was a stupid question. I guess it closes itself once its done executing. Thanks.
     

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