Apps like Delayed Launcher

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  1. Jigga Beef macrumors regular

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    I have used the delayed launcher app for a few years. It was a better way to schedule the app at Start-Ups better than OS X could in 2012.

    Its a 32 bit app and I don't anticipate it will be supported since there hasn't been an update in years.

    Perhaps OS X launch Items has gotten better but I did like delayed launcher alot. Does anyone else use any other apps for launching apps at startup?
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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  3. Jigga Beef thread starter macrumors regular

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    I liked that it offered a way to set up the order in which the apps were opened, and set delays between them. My computer was bit slower when I originally downloaded it so that might not be an issue now.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    I'm pretty sure you could use a script to do the same thing...startup items in a particular order with pauses in between...or even create an application, to run at startup, with Automator using "Pause" and "Launch Application".
     
  5. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Probably the best solution, yeah.
     
  6. Feek macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't say it's the 'best solution', the best solution would be an update to Delayed Launcher which does all the above with a few mouse clicks.
     
  7. Feek macrumors regular

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    Actually, replying to myself. I thought more about this and realised I could schedule this easily through cron. I created a simple script that I dumped in documents/scripts called reboot_app.sh

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    sleep 60
    Open /Applications/Myapplication.app
    
    Then added a line in crontab using sudo crontab -e which runs the script on reboot.
    Code:
    @reboot /users/feek/documents/scripts/reboot_app.sh
    Job. done.
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just saw your thread... I use AppleScript to do the same thing and I run it manually using Alfred. But you could tweak this for your usage then save the script as an app then launch as a login item.

    Accomplishes the same thing and it might be easier to make changes later.

    Code:
    delay 60
    tell application "AppName" to launch
     
  9. Feek macrumors regular

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    Interesting idea - I do dabble in *nix with a whole bunch of Raspberry Pis in the house doing lots of different things so making changes to the way I do it easy enough. I suppose it depends how deeply one is comfortable working in the terminal.
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Ah gotcha... sounds like your way would be very easy for you then.

    I'm running a Pi with Pi-hole and Homebridge. It has been a fun hobby to tinker with.
     

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