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Create a clickable Mozilla Mail application
Authored by: peragrin on Dec 30, '04 01:20:24PM

I am not at my mac at the moment and don't have Mozilla(I use firefox) installed.

Somebody try this first from the terminal

open -a "Mozilla -mail"

That should open it. the quotes are important.

Now to create an alias,

at the terminal window type

Pico --Pico is a commandline text editor that's very easy to use, and is installed by defualt at least in Pather.

#!/bin/sh
open -a "Mozilla -mail"

press ctrl-x (look at the bottom for quit) and make sure you save it. The name Mozmail works fine.

now the defualt save location is most likely your home directory. So open finder to your home folder. Find the Mozmail item. Without a file type it will probably appear as either the default icon or a text icon.

Get Info. on the file

Change icon to what ever you want. Mozilla's are probally under

/Applications/Mozilla.app/Contents/Resources

I am Not sure exactly though

One more stop at the terminal Window. make sure you are in the right directory were Mozmail is located at type

Chmod 777 Mozmail

This will make it globally excutable.

Back to finder and double click on it. Drag to the app folder, and others can use it as well.

Now I haven't tested this, because I am not at home, and I don't have mozilla installed. I am not sure how Finder responds to running shell scripts. But you can always rewrite it for Apple script.

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Create a clickable Mozilla Mail application
Authored by: peragrin on Dec 30, '04 05:58:06PM

Now that I am home I have to admit i was wrong, open doesn't work that way.

There is a hint farther done that does work though.



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