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Spanner is a preference pane that allows you to assign custom launch or quit actions to any application on your drive. As well as AppleScript and key emulation support, special actions include activation and deactivation of hot corners and sound.

Spanner is primarily useful in certain games which fail to disable the hot corners; no more Exposé mid-match!

What's New

Version 0.7:

Changes to Spannerling in this version

  • Name changed.
  • Spannerling now uses the System calls as opposed to restarting the Dock.
Changes to Spanner in this version
  • Creation of prefpane, allowing assignation of launch and quit actions to any application.
  • Easy selection of any application via a Browse dialog or from a drop-down more...


Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Current Version (0.x)


Downloads 2,655
Version Downloads 1,665
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 04 Aug 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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