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Login Launcher... The 'Location' setting for login items...

Did you ever regret you didn't press 'shift' while login in? Do you have lots of startup items and once in a while you wished a faster login? Would you like to sort the launch of your startup items?

Then you may find Login Launcher useful: Login Launcher is a simple AppleScript that detects if your computer is connected to the Internet and if it is running from battery or wall power. Based on these criteria it will launch pre-selected applications.

Comments and suggestions:feltwork gmail.com

What's New

Version 0.5:
  • Launch is now done through shell commands: Meaning up to 3x faster for long lists!
  • Detection of system version

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later, 10.4 (partially)

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dorkypants Member IconReview+118
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Launches under Tiger (10.4.11) and all controls appear to work--though the UI is perplexing in that some things that look like text inside an input box are actually "clickable links" (like a URL in a browser) without giving any visual indication of being such. Haven't yet tried rebooting with LoginLauncher as a Login Item to see if it works as advertised.

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Version 0.2
macenough (Developer)
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Thank you for trying LL. I'm glad to hear it runs OK on Tiger.
(The 'Add myself to the Login Items' won't work, though)
I think when you refer to 'perplexing clickable items' you refer to the fact that when some chosen options are invalid dialogs will re-prompt themselves.

This is *Intentional* and as far as I understand its the only way the keep the script interactive and running without exiting with an error message, which is critical specially for a dockless application...

I understand that it may be puzzling in the beginning if you are not used to Applescript 'choose from list' dialog but IMHO you would fell even more frustrated if every 10 seconds the script would exit due to an invalid choice.

Please Note that Applescript is a powerful but limited language, and the limitations of LL are on itself the limitations of Applescript. For e.g., Choice dialogs in Applescript can only have two buttons, not more, so it is very hard to offer a cleaner GUI with these restrictions.... Reason Why I am reluctant from now one to add more features to LL.

I agree with you. Tabbed GUI would be the way to go. but again, Unless rewritten in other language cannot be done

NB: I Detected already several bugs on version 02. I will try to correct them in v03 as soon as possible, latest tomorrow. I will try to add also cleaner explanations

Thank you for your feedback,

Feltwork

dorkypants Member IconComment+118
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The zip file expands into a folder containing a run-only AppleScript app and an *ALIAS* to a Readme.rtfd file. Developer, please replace the alias with the actual Readme file!

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Version 0.1
dorkypants
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It occurs to me... a tabbed window UI (like the Networks prefs pane) would be a lot more self-explanatory than multiple independent modal windows where buttons are reserved for switching between the different modes and confusing (non-button) elements are used for controls. With a tabbed interface, things that can be clicked on to perform actions can be shown as buttons, while switching modes is just a matter of clicking on a different tab.

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Downloads 3,732
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Date 04 Nov 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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