Launch Outside application on Mac OS


    Aug 21 2006 | 7:24 am
    Is there a built in or 3rd party object available that will allow you
    to launch an application, or open a document just as if you had
    double-clicked it in the Finder? Possibly something that would
    trigger AppleScript?
    Thanks,
    Michael

    • Aug 21 2006 | 7:41 am
    • Aug 21 2006 | 9:44 am
      i guess you can do that with the shell object, right?
      p
      On 8/21/06, Michael Williams wrote:
      > Is there a built in or 3rd party object available that will allow you
      > to launch an application, or open a document just as if you had
      > double-clicked it in the Finder? Possibly something that would
      > trigger AppleScript?
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Michael
      >
    • Aug 21 2006 | 10:18 pm
      Put this in a message box:
      ; max launchbrowser file:///path/to/appname.app
      Replace the path with the correct path to the app or file, including its extension (which may be hidden for apps). Use quotes if it contains spaces.
      Click it.
    • Aug 26 2006 | 10:56 am
      Michael Williams wrote:
      > Is there a built in or 3rd party object available that will allow you
      > to launch an application, or open a document just as if you had
      > double-clicked it in the Finder? Possibly something that would trigger
      > AppleScript?
      its built in, but not so easy to find. Its a message to Max called
      "launchbrowser" but it will launch anything...
      The message to launch the PDF reader and open the Manual for example
      looks on my system like that:
      --
      Stefan Tiedje------------x-------
      --_____-----------|--------------
      --(_|_ ----|-----|-----()-------
      -- _|_)----|-----()--------------
      ----------()--------www.ccmix.com
    • Aug 26 2006 | 10:47 pm
      Thanks, Stefan. This beats the osax solution I was using.
      Best,
      Zip Boterbloem
      Media Mechanics
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      Op 26-aug-2006, om 12:56 heeft Stefan Tiedje het volgende geschreven:
      > Michael Williams wrote:
      >> Is there a built in or 3rd party object available that will allow
      >> you to launch an application, or open a document just as if you
      >> had double-clicked it in the Finder? Possibly something that
      >> would trigger AppleScript?
      >
      > its built in, but not so easy to find. Its a message to Max called
      > "launchbrowser" but it will launch anything...
      > The message to launch the PDF reader and open the Manual for example
      > looks on my system like that:
    • Aug 27 2006 | 1:08 pm
      Michael Williams wrote:
      > Is there a built in or 3rd party object available that will allow you to
      > launch an application, or open a document just as if you had
      > double-clicked it in the Finder? Possibly something that would trigger
      > AppleScript?
      Since I just announced the new version:
      You could use the system() command in an [rtcmix~] script for this also,
      but it's a bit of overkill (plus I think better solutions such as the
      launchbrowser thing or shell external exist for this).
      brad