06-03-2012 06:43 PM
I am a lazy man. Thus, when I wanted to check my three email accounts, without logging in and out, I set them up as the default accounts on FF, IE and Chrome (with FF being my default). So, now I would like to assign macros to open up my gmail in each of these browsers. There is no issue with my default browser; I just created a shortcut of the open gmail page, and direct my macro ket to that shortcut. Now, when trying to open mail on IE, I need a line, before the web address, telling my system which program to use; also no problem:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" https://mail.google.com/mail/?tab=wm#inbox
This shortcut works fine, as a desktop shortcut. I click it, it opens gmail in IE. However, when I direct my G15 macro to said shortcut, it only follows the first part of the command, and opens IE to my default Google page. I feel like I am missing something obvious here. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.
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06-04-2012 03:38 AM - edited 06-04-2012 05:05 AM
EDIT: in the following you will see an alternative .. after typing it i found the easy solution:
Macro Name: "Mail1"
Program: "iexplore.exe" "https://mail.google.com/mail/?tab=wm#inbox"
WorkDir: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer"
--- alternative: NirCmd.exe
logitech just provides some commands to open stuff in the default browser. but you can use 3rd party software...
check out NirCmd.exe (google) it provides a lot of commands that you can trigger with Logitech by creating a shortcut macro (pointing to a "nircmd.exe command parameters" commandline)
this commandline will open a URL in firefox:
nircmd.exe exec show "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" "http://cnn.com"
"show" can also be "max" for maximized
"C:\... full program path & file"
"http:\..." your url
you can create 3 shortcut macros (Mail1, Mail2, Mail3) for each browser/webmail and put them each on a G-Key
or you can trigger them by just 1 G-Key by script like: (G5)
OnEvent(event,arg) if event == "G_PRESSED" and arg == 5 then PlayMacro("Mail1");PlayMacro("Mail2");PlayMacro("M
ail3") end end
hope it helps!
06-04-2012 06:57 AM
The thing that confuses me about the request is if he's really wanting to look up the same gmail account on all 3 browsers at once, or if he meant to open up 3 different accounts at once. I don't see the value of opening up the same gmail account 3 times, but h0rse has a good solution.
If these are 3 different accounts you want to see at once, I find Windows Live mail to be a great way to open all your email accounts at once.
06-04-2012 07:32 AM
I believe Sleel was saying that rather than deal with the bother of managing all three webmail accounts within one browser (which required logging in and out of the different accounts) s/he instead maps them to the default mail account, respectively, in three different browsers. So FF would open mail acct 1, IE would open mail acct 2 and Chrome would open mail acct 3. Launching all three browsers at once gets you all three mail account at-a-glance. That is lazy, indeed.
06-04-2012 12:50 PM
The nice thing about Microsoft Live Mail is that you can have all 3 mail accounts check for mail automatically when you open the program, and shows you which have mail. I find that very convenient.
06-05-2012 02:05 PM
Daemonvi, correct on all accounts; just imagine the depths of laziness I could stoop to if the M2 and M3 options worked in the latest update (not surprisingly, too lazy to rollback). And h0rse, thank you so much for your thorough reply, I will get on that ASAP!
As for an email management program, I like to keep things foolproof. I use Thunderbird for my 1 primary account, and have 4 others (which I only check once per day, if that, and don't want connected, in any way, to my primary) for my other needs (2 for correspondence in each of my fields, and two tiers of spam accounts, one for forums and such, and one for the dregs of the Internet.)
Thanks, all, for your help.