Google today announced plans to kill off the Chrome app launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux in July. The tool, which lets users launch Chrome apps even if the browser is not running, will continue to live on in Chrome OS.
As you might suspect, the Chrome app launcher was originally ported from Chrome OS. Google first started experimenting with bringing the app launcher to its desktop browser in May 2013. The Chrome app launcher debuted on Windows in July 2013, followed by OS X in December 2013, and finally Linux in July 2014.
But the functionality is about to disappear. In a few weeks, when a user installs their first Chrome app, the browser will no longer enable the launcher by default. If you already have the Chrome app launcher, you will receive a notification explaining that it is going away. In July, existing instances of the launcher will be completely removed for all desktop users.
Select PythonLauncher as the default application to open yourscript (or any .py script) through the finder Info window and double-click it.PythonLauncher has various preferences to control how your script islaunched. Option-dragging allows you to change these for one invocation, or useits Preferences menu to change things globally.
A gray bar will be displayed across the top of the workflow area of the Automator window. The bar displays the settings that indicate the data type processed by the workflow and in which application context the service will appear. For this example, no data is required for the workflow to process, so select NO INPUT from the first popup menu. SInce you want to be able to access this example service from within any application, choose the ALL APPLICATIONS option from the context popup menu. And finally, leave the checkbox indicating whether any data produced by this service should be replace the selection in the current application, unchecked.
Once the action view is displayed, select the name of the application you want to launch from the popup menu list of applications installed on your computer. For this example, choose the Safari application.
The final step is to assign a keystroke combination to the newly created service. Open the System Preferences application and navigate to the Keyboard preference pane, and select the Keyboard Shortcuts tab. From the list on the left of the preference pane, select the Services category. A list of the installed services will be displayed to the right. Scroll to the last category titled GENERAL, and locate the LAUNCH SAFARI service you just created. Double-click to the far right of the service name to activate the keystroke input field and then tyhpe the key combination you wish to assign to the service. Close the System Preferences application.
The Blackboard Collaborate Launcher is a utility for Windows and Mac. It provides a convenient and reliable way for you to launch your Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing sessions and recordings. When you click Join Room on the Room Details page or a recording link in the Recordings table, Blackboard Collaborate checks to see if you have the launcher installed. If you do not, Blackboard Collaborate prompts you to download it.
When the launcher is installed, clicking a session or recording link triggers the download of a .collab file. The launcher uses this file to launch Blackboard Collaborate using a known and stable version of Java. Because the launcher includes the required Java, you do not need to install and maintain the system version of Java.
When you are tired of the game and decide to uninstall Fortnite, you should know how to completely get rid of the game as well as the game data. Don't worry, this article will show you how to uninstall Fortnite on Mac/PC in detail.
Epic Games Launcher is an application that users need for launching Fortnite. It gives you access to install and uninstall games including Fortnite. You can remove Fortnite simply in Epic Games Launcher. Here are the steps.
If you are using Mac, you can use the help of Macube Cleaner again to uninstall Epic Games Launcher. Some people may encounter the error "Epic Games launcher is currently running please close it before continuing" when they are trying uninstalling Epic Games Launcher. That's because Epic Games launcher is still running as a background process.
Sometimes an application is successfully installed, but CrossOver doesn't create a launcher icon. When this occurs, accessing the Run Command option allows you to not only launch the application but also to create an icon.
You can also uninstall Citrix Workspace app for Mac manually by opening the .dmg file. Select Uninstall Citrix Workspace App and follow the on-screen instructions. The .dmg file is the file that is downloaded from Citrix when installing Citrix Workspace app for Mac for the first time. If the file is no longer on your computer, download the file again from Citrix Downloads to uninstall the application.
You can also access the Citrix applications using the Citrix Workspace app directly. Using the Workspace app, you can save credentials in the app. Saving credentials in the app prevents you from getting prompted for your username and password and shows your Citrix applications in your launchpad (configured by Citrix team).
In the past two articles you have seen how to customize your Javaapplication so that it looks and feels more like a native Macintoshapplication when running on Mac OS X without changing the end user experienceon other platforms. A combination of runtime properties and coding changesthat targeted Mac OS X specific APIs made a big difference to thataudience.
In thisarticle, we look at deploying your Java application. The technical geekaudience might be happy with running a class with a main() method from the command line but the wideraudience expects a double-clickable icon that looks and acts like every othernative application. In this article, we travel from one end of the spectrum tothe other to broaden your potential user base.
Although you should"test everywhere", your build machine may not be a Mac. Fortunately, as youwill see, a double-clickable Macintosh application is just a directory withsome special contents and a name that ends with .app. Even on a Windows machine you should be able tomodify your build script to package up a Mac-specific version of yourapplication.
Because Mac OS X shipswith J2SE 1.4.1 and J2SE 1.3.1, you can distribute your application as classfiles or jar files and - in theory - your customer could run your applicationfrom the Terminal application. We start with these models and quickly move todouble-clickable jar files and shell scripts.
As a developer, you don't think twice aboutcompiling the source files and running the application using the command line.Compiling the eight files in the srcdirectory generates fifty class files. You can then run the sample applicationfrom the command line like this.
The Java Sound Demo starts up. We haven't customized the application in anyway so the menu appears at the top of the JFrame and not where Macintosh usersexpect. The application looks like this out of the box.
You have done this compile and run step so many times that you hardly thinktwice about it. Think of the least technical person you know and ask whetherthey would be likely to follow these steps to run your application if acompeting application were easier to install and run.
This exampledemonstrates two separate areas of usability. Once we got the application upand running it looked good and ran fine. You would not, however, want todistribute an application to an end user this way. You would have to somehowbundle up the fifty class files for easy download and installation. You wouldthen have to provide instructions for running the application using, in thecase of Mac OS X, the Terminal application.
If youare going to have to package up the class files for distribution anyways, youmay as well produce a jar file. And, if you are going to produce a jar file,it ought to be executable. In the case of the Java Sound Demo, the fileJavaSoundDemo.jar is executable. Because MacOS X ships with the Jar Launcher application, the end user needs only doubleclick on the jar file and the application will launch.
For larger or more complicated applications you arelikely to have more than one jar file along with resource files. A commonstrategy for targeting multiple platforms is to include a batch file and ashell script. Choose the non-platform specific download from theNetBeans homepage.Inside of the bin subdirectory you will find applications for running NetBeanson a variety of platforms.
You could, ofcourse, modify the shell script to modify this look and feel, but the NetBeansdevelopers decided on a different approach. Even though the typical NetBeansaudience member is technically competent, there should be a friendlier way tostart the IDE. They have created a native Mac OS X application calledNetBeansLauncher.
The version ofNetBeansLauncher that is included in thegeneric NetBeans download is a good next step. You will see how the team tookit farther in the next section. On a Mac OS X computer you can double click onthe macosx_launcher.dmg file insideof the bin directory. This is a diskimage. Drag the NetBeansLauncher fromthe expanded disk image back into the bin directory. Now double click on theNetBeansLauncher. The ReadMe file that was also inthe disk image provides the following information about usage.
For this download, the first time the userstarts up the NetBeansLauncher, theyneed to navigate to the netbeansdirectory. After that, double clicking on the NetBeansLauncher starts up the NetBeans IDE as if it wereany other native Mac OS X application.
If you download the Mac OS X disk image from the NetBeansdistribution and mount it you may be surprised at the simplicity of what youfind. Unlike the complex structure visible in the other distributions, youwill see five files with documentation and a single application. To install,you can move this NetBeansLauncherapplication anywhere on your hard drive. Double click on it and the NetBeansIDE starts right up. 2b1af7f3a8