Software> Batch program opener

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

  1. Chimaera macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2002
    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

    Apr 29, 2002
    Portland, Maine
    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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