Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is it possible to force an AppleScript to activate when I log in?

share|improve this question
up vote 11 down vote accepted

If you save the Apple Script as an application, then go to System Preferences -> Users -> Login Items, you can add the application there, and it will run on login.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
Awesome! That does exactly what I want. – please delete me Oct 25 '11 at 18:07


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC -//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN>
<plist version="1.0">
share|improve this answer
This looks good too. I'll try it out, see how it goes. – please delete me Oct 26 '11 at 4:36

You can also use Script Timer for this. It is $12, but it is a very useful little utility.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.