App that allows me to wake up my computer with sound?

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  1. Snoogans925 macrumors newbie

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    Hey there, I apologize if this is in the wrong thread or something, but I didn't really know where to start with this.

    But I was wondering if anyone knew how I can wake up my computer when it's asleep or on the screen saver not with a password, but with a sound like a short whistle tune or something along those lines.

    If you could help me out, it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
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  3. Snoogans925 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It doesn't look like that works... It seems like just a timer for when you want things to happen.

    What I'm looking for is something that will allow my computer to wake up from sleep when I whistle a certain tune or use some other audio cue.

    Thank you for the attempt though, i know this is a strange and difficult question to ask.
     
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    I'm sorry, I misunderstood what you are trying to do. I thought you wanted a sound when the machine wakes.

    I'm not sure how the machine can recognize a sound when it is asleep.

    OS X does support "wake on LAN" so maybe you could figure out a way for a ethernet connected device to send a wake on LAN signal when it hears a sound? Just an idea.
     
  5. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    When it's asleep? Doubtful. At least, I don't see anything immediately obvious.

    When the screen saver is on? Possibly. Go to Preferences -> Speech -> Speech Recognition. You can configure it to always listen, using a command keyword like "Computer." There are various commands you can use - one is to enable the screen saver. I don't see one specifically about disabling it, but possibly one of the other commands would work for you. Experiment and see what it'll do for you.
     

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