I do 90% of my work on a laptop in situ in various theatres and rehearsal rooms. Sometimes I’ve got space to setup my external hard drive and my other acoutrements, including iLok & HASP dongles – which are the bain of my life! Sometimes I don’t though and having just bought a big Waves bundle, if i start up Logic or Live, or FCP or anything else that uses AU or VST plug-in’s I’m now deluged with 30-odd dialog boxes for each plug-in complaining about the absence of my iLok key.
So I’ve written a little AppleScript to disable/enable those plug-in’s acording to whether I’ve got my iLok plugged in. Feel free to use it if you like.