Two easy ones for the gurus...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by glashoppah, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. glashoppah macrumors newbie

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    Just replaced my PC with a Mac and need to know:

    1. How do I designate certain software to always run when I log in? How about when the machine is booted (prior to log in)?

    2. How do I cause OS X to automatically mount file server shares when they're needed?

    I am very familiar with UNIX operation, but I have to believe there are nice pretty Apple ways to do this stuff.

    Thanks,

    G.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    1. Auto-launch applications: System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items

    2. Define "when needed." You'll likely need to reconnect though, but under the Apple menu > Recent Items, it will list recent servers as well for easy access.
     
  3. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    If you want the file server mounted automatically after a reboot, you can drag the server's icon to Login Items, as well.
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    You can also right click on the apps icon on the dock and choose Open at login from there.
     
  5. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    Could you explain what specific software you'd want to run before login?
     
  6. glashoppah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    None currently, but I might have some in the future.

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I'm running a NAS and the disks are set to spin down after 15 minutes of inactivity. I'm finding that when that happens, the Mac loses the mount and I have to manually reconnect (by clicking the resource) to re-mount the share. This is bothersome, I'm guessing that if I reconfigured the NAS to leave the drives active this problem would go away...? Any other potential solution?

    G.
     

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