Two app requests to improve my workflow

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by joostp, May 14, 2010.

  1. joostp macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2010

    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


    Jul 24, 2002
    You could create an AppleScript for each "Workspace".
  3. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    AppleScript can do that for you. It's an easy scripting language that becomes quite handy to know to create your own workflow.

    You can grab QuickSilver from the link below to put in systemwide shortcuts to your personalised scripts.

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

    May 14, 2010

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