Chromium has command line flags. I'd like to use them, but I'd like to put them on the shortcut, since I tend to launch Chromium via spotlight. Is this possible?

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Make an Automator app called "ChromiumLauncher" that runs the commands you want. Drawback is you will get the ChromiumLauncher bouncing in your Dock for a second or two before it goes away.

  • Automator! Why do I keep forgetting about that thing?
    – chiggsy
    Feb 9, 2011 at 22:52

It will launch faster if you cut out Automator and just do it with Applescript (and then save that applescript as an application bundle).

Here's an example:

do shell script "open /Applications/Chromium.app --args --enable-expose-for-tabs"
  • +1 Good to know. Didn't know AppleScript could make Apps.
    – user588
    Feb 10, 2011 at 16:00

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