Manipulating Applications

This task explains how to use NSWorkspace to manipulate applications. For information on how to use the .app extension, see “Use of .app Extension.”

Manipulating Applications

The NSWorkspace methods launchApplication: and launchApplication:showIcon:autoLaunch: launch applications using Launch Services. The application name can include or omit the .app extension.

Locating Applications

The fullPathForApplication: method returns the full path for an application, specified with or without the .app extension.

Hiding Applications

To hide all other applications, you can use the hideOtherApplications method. Since the user usually has access to this functionality through other means, you should rarely have to invoke this method.