Hello everyone this is my first post with MacRumors but I have been using this site/forum for all my Mac needs for over a year now. I wasn't sure where to post this so hopefully I have the right place. I have been using OSX for about 3 years now but have never gotten to grips with automator. Basically what AI want to do is be able to open several apps at one time instead of clicking every single application individually. Now the things is I am using a Digidesign mBox and if any one is familiar with the core audio driver it requires that you open it first before opening any other software that has sound output. THis is mainly because the software tends not to latch onto the core audio driver if you open it before the Core Audio driver is opened. After all that long winded spiel what i would like to do is to set Automator to open Mail, Safari, iTunes, iCal, Mercury and Core Audio at the same time. But the Core Audio Driver needs to be opened first. Any help is much appreciated. Cheers. Chris.