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,
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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).