one terminal with two tabs:
gnome-terminal --tab --tab
use the -e switch to execute commands (or scripts):
gnome-terminal --tab -e "command1" --tab -e "command2"
(I don't think there is an easy way of feeding your credentials to skype via the terminal.)
Update: check w4YGcbTeIH's answer, skype allows giving credentials via the command line.
But beware, your credentials would be exposed and this should be avoided.
A script to open skype and chromium-browser would look like the following:
skype --dbpath=<path> &
Put this code into
myscript.sh and execute
chmod +x myscript.sh (in a terminal) to make it executable.
- you can run skype without arguments (
skype &) and it will load your default user profile
- run it with
<path> is your actual path of the Skype profile you want skype to load.
To run the script do one of the following:
- open a terminal and execute
- double click on the script and choose Run in the dialog.