Plugin to open applications in the background

I had a need for some actions that would open a large number of applications (e.g. for when I come to work). Problem was that I didn’t want them to open in the foreground. This plugin simply takes a POSIX path to the application you want to launch and then attempts to open it in the background. Most apps are well-behaved but some (notably Chrome) will take up the front spot anyhow. Consider it a best-effort.



thanks for the plugin.

Would this work: launch the apps then have a macro that hides all applications?

I set this up so I could have apps open up but not interrupt what I’m doing. So opening and then hiding doesn’t quite hit the mark.

Thank you this is pretty handy and saves a little bit of AppleScripting time.