The default procedure to launch the console would be to 1) login to the operator area then 2) launch the operator console launch button to open the operator console in a new window. However, for those that would like to skip the operator area and automatically launch the operator console after logging in, simply append the query "auto=1" to your PHP Live! URL.
For example, if your PHP Live! URL is www.YourSite.com/phplive, the automatic launch console URL would be:
This is helpful for various situations, including Mac users that wish to create their own shortcut that launches the operator console. Also, available to Mac users who do not have access to install WinApp (Windows application), there is an application Fluid that enables creation of a Mac Apps and configure the app to launch the operator console. More information on Fluid can be found at http://fluidapp.com/.