Automator perhaps? Launch app upon quit of another..

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by lenalandmine, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. lenalandmine macrumors member

    lenalandmine

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    #1
    Hi! Geez, I hope this is the right category to be posting this in. It's not as if I'm exactly a pro at this, lol. I feel like what I want is simple, but Automator is being a jerk and won't give me what I want. *shakes fist*

    I've googled like a manwoman and can't find a single thing that helps me. Basically, all I want is when I close a specified application, that a second specified application open. It seems simple, yet I can't figure this one out. They're two apps that I use in conjunction with one another, but never together as they're both large and need all apps closed in order to perform efficiently. So, when I close one, the other could automatically open, and that would make me oh-so-friggin happy.

    Please let me know if this is possible, whether it be with Automator or otherwise.

    Thanks oodles in advance. This is giving me quite a headache. :confused:
     
  2. Red Menace macrumors 6502

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    An Automator workflow doesn't have the ability to watch for system events, and regular AppleScripts or shell scripts don't either.

    A Cocoa application can watch for events such as an application quitting, but looking at the OS you are running, you might take a look at Do Something When.
     
  3. lenalandmine thread starter macrumors member

    lenalandmine

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    Awesome. Thanks! Yeh, I figured Automator couldn't do it, but I figured why not ask someone who *knows*, and trust me.. I know how lacking my current OS is. Womp womp. Lol. I'm trying out DSW right now. Hopefully this will do what I want. Thank you for your suggestion. :]
     

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