A way to schedule applications launch/quit?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LGKDude, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. LGKDude macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    I'm familiar with using "log in" items in OSX to automatically launch applications upon startup, which is GREAT! However, I'm looking for a little more control over this process.

    Is there a way to schedule when an application launches; e.g. 10min after startup? Similarly, is there a way to get programs to automatically quit at a specific time, and re-open at another; e.g. quit at 9:00am, turn on at 12:00pm?

    Thanks in advance for your help and reply!

    Dual 2.5GHZ PPC G5; OS 10.4.11
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    Apr 8, 2004
    #3
    launchd.

    There's no built in GUI for this (creating the config files is pretty easy), but try Lingon. That's for 10.5 but there's a link to the 10.4 version on that page.
     
  3. LGKDude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Feb 16, 2008
    #4
    Thank you very much! I'm going to look into this Lingon today. Quick question, I'm a noob when it comes to programing/scripting. Is there any possible dangers I should be aware of?
     
  4. Matari macrumors member

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    Oct 30, 2007
    #5
    Hi

    Or you could try automator - this will allow you to create an icon which you click on when you are ready - I have two - one which i click on in the morning which opens mail, safari etc and one which I click on when i want to shut everything down.
     

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