Getting automator to wait for an app to finish

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bigwig, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. bigwig macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    Automator has a "Launch Application" action, but it doesn't wait for the app to finish. The "Open File" action doesn't wait either. When using a Loop action, this is terrible behavior. Is there any way to get Automator to wait for the app to finish before starting it up again?
  2. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2010
    I'm not at my Mac right now, but I'm pretty sure there's a step you can insert after opening the app to 'wait n seconds' before going to the next step. I think that's how my automator executable is for mounting a disk image and then launching an app after the image is mounted.

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