Software> Batch program opener

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Chimaera, May 8, 2003.

  1. Chimaera macrumors regular

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    Nov 15, 2002
    #1
    Hi there - I'm looking for a program that will basically act as the login items for my laptop

    My reasoning is this - at work I use a particular set of programs, while at home I always use a different set (obviously theres some overlap).

    So what I want is a program that will let me create a list called 'work' which will, for example load up the programs I need in the way I want them to, ie hidden (for iCal) or not (Mail) which will then give me an icon I can put in the dock to execute, but also let me specify a seperate list called 'home' with all the apps I want to load from startup there - then I can bin the login items contents, and on startup simply double click on one ico to load p all the programs I want to use depending on where I am.

    Yes I know I could simply create a new account, but I don't want to :)
     
  2. shakespeare macrumors 6502

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    Apr 29, 2002
    Location:
    Portland, Maine
    #2
    It seems like Apple Script is what you need. Download the new cocoa version, if you don't have it already, read the documentation, create a script that opens the applications you need, compile the script, and make it a login item. You should be all set.

    If you have questions along the way, keep posting to this thread, and we'll help you out.
     

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