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Change location automatically based on network
Authored by: raider on Jan 18, '05 12:29:12PM
Check out Location X

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Change location automatically based on network
Authored by: AndySpry on Jan 18, '05 01:11:20PM

Although Location X allows control over more than just the network configuration, it still lacks the ability to automatically detect which network you are connected to and change the location automatically.

The application is also not AppleScriptable so the above network detection and automatical location change script can't be used to tell Location X what location to use.

So the net result is you still have to make a menu selection (Location X instead of Apple) to manually change the location without the script.

If Location X had the ability to change which volumes were mounted and to automatically switch locations it would be a great application which I would purchase in a heartbeat. As it currently exists (I checked again today) it can't even be made to work since it is not scriptable.

I solved most of this problem by having two accounts, one for work and one for home. This also lets me keep my work and home files as well as configuration separate. The automated script does just what I need. Thanks to the author for creating it.



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Change location automatically based on network
Authored by: raider on Jan 18, '05 06:42:22PM
True, Location X doesn't appear to be Applescriptable.

But it *does* RUN Applescript, and shell scripts. So it can mount and unmount as you wish.

And the plugins look promising....

Drop the creator a line and let him know that what would let YOU spend your money on LocationX would be scriptability. Perhaps Applescript or making a command line LocationX that you could invoke from within a shell script or AppleScript...

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