You could put an "opener" file on your mac and then drag it to your dock.
An opener file has a two line script, no data or passwords that uses Open File to open the remote file on the server and then closes. Use file options to run this script when the file is opened and you've got an opener file you can drag to the dock.
That's so clever!
Is there a way to hide the first "opener file" from view when it opens up and launches the open script?
Actually, I've just prettied up the screen of the opener file and put an "opening" message so it probably doesn't matter.
That's a neat idea too davidanders. Thanks for the link.
When you put the address in, including username and password, it works, but I can't get it to add it as a bookmark. You don't seem to be able to add a bookmark until after you've hit return and loaded the address, at which point you're taken to the database and the URL no longer appears in the browser.
I could link to that URL from the company's webpage, but it would be handy for users to be able to bookmark the link with their own individual username and passwords.
Hi again. I'm having problems with accounts in the two files.
I have duplicated the two files' accounts, so there is an Admin account in each one, as well as the user accounts.
In the launcher file, it runs a startup script which is simply "Open file", and this opens the actual database.
I have tried it with "run script with full access privileges" selected, and also without. Either the user can't get into the file (even though they do have an account and password in both databases), or they can get in, but they end up logged into an account that is Full Access, instead of their read-only account.
There is a script on the actual database file (not the launcher), that needs to run on open, and this edits fields that the read-only person doesn't have access to, which is why I wanted the script to run with full access permissions. But this seems to get the user to enter with full admin privileges.
I'm missing something here.