Delay Start Add comments The support page for my Mac OSX app Delay Start. No FAQs because there have been no questions. Email me at joe (dot) markham (at) gmail (dot) com if you have any. 18 Responses to “Delay Start” Jon Westfall says: March 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm Would it be possible to add order buttons to the list, so that one could change the order the items are launched (to get the icons in the desired order on the menu bar?). Either up or down arrows, or a drag/drop-able list? Thanks! Jon Westfall. Reply Joe Markham says: September 19, 2013 at 8:30 pm The little plus & minus buttons under the list of programs do just that. Kind of subtle. Maybe too much? Reply Joe Markham says: October 27, 2013 at 3:34 pm Doh! Jon – I totally misunderstood your comment. Next version will have the ability to re-order the programs. Reply Evan says: May 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm Hey Joe, any word of an update on this? Really great little app, would love to re-order items. Also, while you’re at it, perhaps a per-item delay, so some apps can be delayed longer than others. Just a thought =) Reply Josh in SD says: March 16, 2013 at 12:52 pm I would like to have delay-start launch an AppleScript but it doesn’t recognize it as an application and thus will not launch it. I wrote the script to ‘hide all’ apps, after delay-start opens them. Thank you. Reply Joe Markham says: October 27, 2013 at 9:58 pm Unfortunately, unless an AppleScript app is signed or GateKeeper is disabled, it cannot be launched by another app. Signing takes a developer license, unfortunately. Reply Scott says: April 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm Delay-Start does not launch Dropbox or Path Finder. Repeatedly says, “Failed to launch the app.” It appears to be able to launch other apps fine. However, the most important apps are these two because they take the most of my system resources to initialize and sync. Hence, this is why I wanted to delay them. Possible fix in store? Reply Joe Markham says: October 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm Dropbox works for me. I don’t have Path Finder… Reply iynque says: April 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm I would like a “Launch Now” button to skip the timer, please! 😀 Maybe a checkbox: “Quit after launching apps successfully.” Thanks! Reply jordi says: May 11, 2013 at 9:28 am Quit application automatically after finished launching delayed apps would be great! Reply Matt says: March 26, 2017 at 9:43 pm Second that! Reply iynque says: June 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm …also, when an app fails to launch, I get an error message. Great, but it just says the app failed to launch, not which app failed to launch. I know two of four just failed, but I have no idea which two. Reply iynque says: July 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm Hey, so um, so yeah… When I boot into Windows, by clock is always off by four hours. I have no idea why, but it always is. When the time is updated via time.apple.com, Delay Start’s countdown goes to −14400 seconds (four hours), and then continues to count down. It’s only a problem for people using Windows/BootCamp, but it’s a problem. Reply alex says: October 29, 2013 at 3:48 am sorry for being so thick but here is my question. does delay start put a delay between each app that it opens or does it open all the delayed apps at once? thanks Reply Joe Markham says: October 31, 2013 at 6:21 am It currently opens all the delayed apps at once. I am working on a new version that allows for a custom delay between each application. Reply Alex says: November 26, 2013 at 6:44 am Thanks, I appreciate the information Reply jim says: November 2, 2015 at 2:01 pm Is this compatible with El Capitan? Reply Uwe says: February 18, 2016 at 11:05 am Has been requested before and I think is still not possible: Automatically quit Delay Start after all apps were started (optional / checkbox selection) Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Name (required) E-mail (required) URI Notify me of new posts by email.