[OS X TeX] Re: An *EASY* "alarm clock" program?
Cerebus the Aardvark
gkreme at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 20:07:46 EDT 2005
On 10/6/05, Kevin C. Wong <jahn at csua.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> In Mac OS X 10.4 I used Automator, iTunes and iCal:
>  In Automator create a workflow with these steps:
> 1. Set Computer Volume -- set it high
> 2. Set iTunes Volume -- set this high too
> 3. Get Specified iTunes Items -- select a playlist
> 4. Play iTunes Playlist
>  Workflow -> Run -- test to make sure the volume is
> what you want it to be.
>  File -> Save As Plug-in... -- give it a name and in "Plug-in
> for" choose iCal Alarm.
>  Automator helpfully creates an iCal event with the name of the
> plug-in and the alarm already set up.
>  At this point you can use your iCal Alarm event and just change
> the time to when you want it to run. I keep reusing the same Alarm
> event and move it around on the iCal calendar. When the alarm goes
> off it will automatically start iTunes if it is not running.
Anyone else get the feeling they are missing a whole lot about Automator?
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