Saving Mac Work Environment.

sammmu

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Mar 11, 2010
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Hey all.

My problem is that I have a work that requires me to open like 8-10 windows everytime. Now, it kinda really sucks to open each one individually multiple times a day.

So, is there any way to save the work environment? I mean, I just load it, and all the apps, text files are opened.
 

dyn

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Aug 8, 2009
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You could try Spaces and see if that works for you. Open the work thing in it's own space and leave the stuff running. Switch to another space and do other things. This keeps the stuff open so you don't need to reopen it and it keeps it out of your way. If that's not what you want, I'd suggest checking whether the application is able to save its workspace, if not, you might need something like Automator/AppleScript.
 

OttawaGuy

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Mar 28, 2006
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http://www.autumnapps.com/breeze/


What is Breeze?
Breeze gives you simple window management on Mac OS X through a concept called “window states”.

When you save a window state, Breeze remembers the relative size and position of the focused window.

At any point, you can apply that state (size and position) like a template to any other focused window.
 

R94N

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May 30, 2010
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You can set it up to automatically open applications when you login - just go to System Preferences -> Accounts and the Login Items. I'm not sure that's what you want, but I don't know about anything else :(
 

DoFoT9

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Jun 11, 2007
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I wonder if there is a portable way to do this for Windows XP. Ive gotta open a good 20 applications/web pages each day.
 

thegilly

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Mar 4, 2008
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It's straightforward to use Automator to create an applet to launch all the applications you want with one double-click. There may be an action that lets you tell it which websites to open in your browser, I don't know, have a look. Otherwise, Mozilla-based browsers can be set to reopen all your windows and tabs from the last session automatically on launch, and Safari has an option on the History menu to Reopen All Windows From Last Session which brings back all your windows and tabs. That's assuming, of course, that no one's used that user account on that machine since the last time you did. You can also create a folder of bookmarks in Safari for the websites you need, and choose to Open in Tabs from the right-click menu each time.
 

Weaselboy

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Jan 23, 2005
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Code:
tell application "Mail" to activate
Just do an Applescript like this. Make a new line for each app you want to open.