Hi MacScripter Forum
There is nothing revolutionary about this script I’m posting but I referred to this site heavy in order to write it. Hence it’s good form to post what I’ve created in case anyone else finds it interesting. I’m also interest in possible improvements for the script as I’m a scripting noob that is still learning what makes good and bad scripting practice.
THE NET_LOGIN_ITEMS CODE
-- initialize variables set flaunch to "false" set tlaunch to "false" set rlaunch to "false" set nonet to "false" try set thePing to do shell script "ping -o -c 1 (* insert IP address of choice *)" -- ping a server to check for connectivity on error set nonet to "true" -- If the ping fails set nonet to true end try if nonet â‰ "true" then -- if nonet is true, the ping has failed, your computer isn't connected to the internet, the rest of the script is skipped delay 30 -- delay the script so other start up processes can end before this script starts loading new items tell application "Firefox" to activate -- Launch Firefox tell application "Thunderbird" to activate -- Launch Thunderbird tell application "iChat" -- Launch iChat set status to available -- set iChat status to available quit -- quit iChat (uncheck the iChat setting 'When I quit iChat, set my status to Offline') end tell repeat while rlaunch = "false" -- Clean up tasks if flaunch is "false" then -- Firefox clean up tell application "System Events" tell application process "firefox-bin" set frontmost to true -- bring Firefox to the front if ((count each window) > 0) then -- check if a Firefox window is displayed do shell script "open -a firefox [url=http://mail.yahoo.com/]http://mail.yahoo.com/"[/url] -- load a web page that isn't the homepage keystroke "h" using command down -- hide Firefox (Crtl-H) set flaunch to "true" -- Now that Firefox has gone through the clean up process set flaunch to true end if end tell end tell end if if tlaunch is "false" then -- Thunderbird clean up tell application "System Events" tell application process "thunderbird-bin" set frontmost to true -- bring Thunderbird to the front if ((count each window) > 0) then -- check if a Thunderbird window is displayed keystroke "h" using command down -- hide Thunderbird (Crtl-H) set tlaunch to "true" -- Now that Thunderbird has gone through the clean up process set tlaunch to true end if end tell end tell end if if flaunch is equal to "true" then -- Check if Firefox is cleaned up if tlaunch is equal to "true" then -- Check if Thunderbird is cleaned up set rlaunch to "true" -- If conditions are met set rlaunch to true to end clean up loop else repeat end if end if end repeat end if
This script is specifically designed for my needs but the principles can be used in many applications.
Model: 2007 MacBook Pro
Browser: Firefox 3.6.8
Operating System: Mac OS X (10.6)