All right SU, I have a fun nut to crack.
I have 8 screens set up in a line, all hooked into one beefy G5 running Snow Leopard (yes, 4 graphics cards; about 15,000 pixels wide!). I am setting up a demo which uses 8 Chrome browser windows full screened, each one pointed to a different URL. It is a pain in the ass to do this manually every time the computer is restarted.
Given this set-up I want to write a script to automatically:
- Open a chrome window to a specific screen
- Point that window to a specific URL
- Full screen that window (command-F is the keyboard shortcut)
I haven't used automator and I'm not particularly familiar with shell scripting, but I was wondering if there were any fancy suggestions from the crowd.
Update: Even if I need to use Automator for the high level functionality, I'm ultimately hoping for a way to trigger the script from a command-line / script. I'd like to be able to turn on this demo remotely from a shell if needed.