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    Can I do this?

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    Can I do this?
    Could someone tell me how to do this, or if it can be done:

    I want to have an icon on my dock that when clicked opens multiple programs. One of these programs would be firefox and I would like it to then go to a predetermined website. To make things even more complicated I want multiple tabs to open in firefox with predetermined websites.

    Could i automate this some how? Thank you for any help!

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    Can I do this?
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    First go to Firefox => Preferences. In the General tab, set the 'When Firefox Starts' field to "Show my windows and tabs from last time".

    Then, just open the tabs the way you want them to appear next time. Then press Command + Q to quit Firefox. The next time you open it, it should go back to exactly the way it had been before you quit.
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    Can I do this?
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    Dont know FF but a work around for Safari
    You could start with by going to System Preferences>Accounts>Log In Items, and you get this and from here you can check Safari to Open when logging in or Mac is turned on.


    There isnt a icon out there to pre-determine certain Apps to open, but you can do this through what i described above.You can then use the Bookmark feature in Safari to have safari to open in certain Website. This will only work for one page in Safari though.
    There is a App out there called Glims that i belive will re-open the last session you had in Safari that could be a benifit too you. You can also i believe use Glims to Have multiple Tabs opened at once. Dl it play with it and see if it what you want.
    Maybe someone else will come in with a better solution for you or even correct me if i have been wrong in my writing

    Hope it helps some

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    First go to Firefox => Preferences. In the General tab, set the 'When Firefox Starts' field to "Show my windows and tabs from last time".

    Then, just open the tabs the way you want them to appear next time. Then press Command + Q to quit Firefox. The next time you open it, it should go back to exactly the way it had been before you quit.
    Not a big FF user but won't that always remember how he left the windows rather than opening the same set of sites? In other words the next time he runs and quits with a different set of sites won't FF remember those?

    This should be possible in Automator. Check out http://www.atpm.com/12.07/automator.shtml#25561. That's for an older version of FF and Automator but it should work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    Not a big FF user but won't that always remember how he left the windows rather than opening the same set of sites? In other words the next time he runs and quits with a different set of sites won't FF remember those?
    Sure, but if he remembers to keep those 3 tabs open, it's a quick and easy way to do what he's describing.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    I would be the person who forgets to leave those same windows open. That's why I built the Automator workflow. it always opens the same sites in addition to iChat, Skype, and Mail. The modification Sal posted should work with FF.
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