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I am searching for a way to start multiple, pre-defined applications via apple's remote control. Is this at all possible with Mavericks?

I have a special user account on my iMac that is used for watching films via Plex and DVB-T via EyeTv. While I can close all these applications via remote-control as soon as they are running, I have not found a way to start them.

Is there a third-party app that allows such a functionality? I already tried RemoteBuddy but it was much too complex for my needs.

  • Please add to your original question a specific example of your need, so as to get practical answers. Typo: to complex → too complex ☺. – dan Nov 29 '13 at 22:02
  • My bad, sorry. I have added a more detailed usage example to the original post. – thee Nov 30 '13 at 12:39
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BetterTouchTool supports remapping Apple's remote controllers and you can run a shell script (like open -a Preview;open -a TextEdit) to open multiple applications.

  • An impressive tool, thanks. Unfortunately there seem to be some problems with other apps not receiving the input from the remote-control (related). – thee Nov 30 '13 at 12:42

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