using my mac as an alarm clock....

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  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    I have my mac set to turn on everyday at 7:30 AM....

    Is there anyway I can set it to open iTunes when it turns on and play music?


    Thanks!
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    There are ways you can do this with built-in OS X functionalities like iCal alarms, but there are some neat third-party apps that might be more convenient. Aurora is one that seems to get good reviews and is under active development.
     
  3. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think the speakers are loud enough to wake anyone up unless you are a light sleeper.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I don't sleep so I don't have very much experience, but I reckon my G5 iMac would wake most people up at maximum volume. If external speakers are attached, then the sky is the limit for volume.
     
  5. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How about using iCal?

    I found this script:

    set volume output volume 100
    set randomTrack to random number 500
    tell application "iTunes"
    play track randomTrack of playlist "Library"
    end tell



    But how do you make scripts?
     
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  7. XNine macrumors 68040

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    If your looking for something to turn on your mac when it's off, it's called a finger. No software can do this for you if the computer isn't running.

    However, ALARM CLOCK PRO will wake your mac from sleep and play anything from iTunes you want it to, as well as other alarm tones and such.
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Of course it can...your Mac can do this itself. System Preferences --> Energy Saver --> Schedule.
     
  9. XNine macrumors 68040

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    In that case perhaps, but you'd also have to have something like alarm clock pro to open automatically upon login (which no one should ever have auto-login enabled).
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    You can switch on your Mac automatically with System Preferences==>Energy Saver==>Schedule

    You can then set an iCal event 5 mins later to play iTunes, or save a script as an Application (System Prefs==>Accounts==>Login Items) to play iTunes at startup when you switch on your Mac...
     
  11. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    lol, really?
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Has nobody tried the Automator thing? I feel this is getting far more complicated than it should be. :eek:



    No really, I don't sleep. I just hibernate my eyelids.
     
  13. russellc macrumors newbie

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    i use awaken as the alarm clock app. the speakers are loud enough, and there is a setting to wake the computer from sleep (but i've never tried it)
     
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  15. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yah automater is the best route used with sys prefs to turn PC on...
     

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