2015-08-19 UPDATE: Mac users may want to check out Epichrome or MacPin for an actively developed SSBs on OS X. I am also beginning work on a pyssb, a PyQT5-based SSB project (focused for my personal use on Arch Linux, but it could be cross-platform if anyone wanted to contribute). I'm happy to merge any updates, but otherwise, consider this project deprecated.
Simple script for making Chrome SSBs on OS X
I've updated it a bit to work better:
- Allow spaces in all variables
- Properly Trim spaces for easy drag and dropping of icon paths
- Properly look for Chrome location in /Applications (it uses the first one it finds)
- Make the new App wherever it's called from
- Your Profile is placed in the correct location (in the Bundle) no matter where you move the app
- Place chrome-ssb.sh in your path or somewhere convenient to call from
- Run chrome-ssb.sh wherever you want
- You can also move the created app anywhere you want without issues
Note: Finder may not pick up the icon (shows up as invisible) if you have the creation target folder active/open. You can make it show up by moving the App to a different folder. If you know a workaround, please send a pull request...
- This script now makes a copy of the 'Google Chrome' launcher executable stub at application start (it is pretty small, about 13KB) instead of symlinking to solve 10.9 compatibility issues (see #22). The executable points to a specific version of the Google Chrome Framework (../Versions/[VERSION]/Google Chrome Framework.framework/Google Chrome Framework).
- Copying the launcher executable instead of symlinking will break OS X Gatekeeper's code signing. This shouldn't normally be a problem, but is discussed in depth in Issue #23
- Better Icon Processing
Do as you will