Possible to open several files with one click?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by adversecamber, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. adversecamber macrumors regular

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    At the moment we're looking to move house, so I've got various bookmarks in Safari, several Numbers docs or projected mortgage payments, pages docs of appointments etc.

    Is it possible to click something once that will then open a number of pre-determined apps and docs?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    If you're trying to have a bunch of applications run at startup, there's an easier way. Go into System Preferences, then Accounts, then Login Items. Click the little plus sign, and add each application you want to run when you log in.
     
  3. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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  4. boast macrumors 65816

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    I don't know about clicking, but you can do it via terminal with bash aliases

    you edit your profile
    Code:
    nano ~/.profile
    and add something like this example. If I want the command 'openstuff' to open Safari and 7zx, I would put the following in .profile
    Code:
    alias openstuff='open /Applications/Safari.app && open /Applications/7zX.app'
    (open means to open the app, lol, and the && is used to seperate commands)

    then in terminal I just write, 'openstuff' and hit enter, and they both open up
     
  5. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    How about:

    Make aliases of the files and put the aliases in 1 folder.

    Then whenever you want to access all, just select all aliases and click return.
     
  6. boast macrumors 65816

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    thats a good idea too.

    those would be symlinks. you can make them as so
    Code:
    ln -s source target
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Symbolic links, though they function like aliases, are NOT the same as aliases.
     
  8. boast macrumors 65816

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    oh. I was unaware of the differences in mac.
     

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