Location Manager in Mavericks?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by derbladerunner, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. derbladerunner, Oct 25, 2013
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    derbladerunner macrumors 6502

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    People using Mac OS 9 and earlier will probably remember the Location Manager:

    http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/75281/mac_os_-_manage_location_manager/

    It allowed you centrally adjust settings and devices (printers, networks, applications to open, mounted volumes...) based on your location, for example "Home" and "Office".

    There were third-party replacements on OS X earlier ("Location Manager X" and "Marco Polo" come to mind) but these look like abandoware now.

    Is there finally a new replacement in Mavericks?

    With more and more people using mobile devices I can't believe there isn't a similar solution, or am I missing something? There are certainly more portable Macs in use today than in 2000.

    PS: This is about much more than just network settings. For example, at home your Mac would automatically launch iTunes and play music, while at location "Office" it wouldn't etc.
     
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  3. derbladerunner, Oct 26, 2013
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    derbladerunner thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks a lot, I didn't know Marco Polo found a successor. A new version is now out apparently since Sept 2013, it's free (with donations accepted) and it should work on 10.9


    PS: I still find it strange Apple never added this central functionality back into OS X, it's so useful with portable Macs, well, maybe a feature for 10.10 :)
     
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    I agree, that would be a very useful feature to have built in.
     

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