Two app requests to improve my workflow

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  1. joostp macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for two apps to improve my workflow. I hope someone can help me in the right direction.

    1. Is there a way/app to control an app using keyboard shortcuts without selecting that specific app? An example: I would like to reload Chrome/FF without having to select the browser first.

    2. I was also wondering if there is an app that allows you to automatically set up a specific workspace. By this I mean an app where you can open apps (and set the window size and maybe even execute specific actions like opening a few pages in a browser) by activating a setting like "study" or "webdesign". I hope I've described it clear enough..

    Thanks in advance for any hints!

    My apologies for the vague topic title, I couldn't think of anything better.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You could create an AppleScript for each "Workspace".
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    AppleScript can do that for you. It's an easy scripting language that becomes quite handy to know to create your own workflow.

    http://developer.apple.com/AppleScript/

    You can grab QuickSilver from the link below to put in systemwide shortcuts to your personalised scripts.
    http://www.blacktree.com/

    EDIT: hmm, apparently Firefox isn't very AppleScript friendly.
     
  4. joostp thread starter macrumors newbie

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