Apple Remote - Only for Front Row?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by iViking, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. iViking macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006
    Hi all,

    I'm giving a Powerpoint presentation tomorrow on my MBP and was wondering if there's a way to program the Apple remote to act as the ENTER key or the up and down arrow keys in order to click through my animations via remote.

    I'm using Powerpoint MS Office 2004.

    As far as I know, all I can do with the remote is adjust volume, bring up Front Row, and navigate through Front Row.

    Please let me know if you know a way to click through animations remotely!

  2. ctsport macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2007
    It can also put your mac to sleep. Just press and hold the center button.
  3. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2005
  4. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales

    I use it for university presentations all the time. May I recommend Remote Buddy (found here). I actually paid for it too, it's great.

    Not sure yet about Leopard compatibility... only upgraded yesterday and all seems ok.
  5. iViking thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006
    SpaceMagic--thanks a million for that.

    RemoteBuddy! What a great name! What a great product!
    I installed the 30 day free trial and it already had a template in place for Powerpoint! Awesome!
  6. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    Can I just add another recommendation for Remote Buddy. I think this is a great little application. I use my mac mini as a 'home theatre' and I use my remote on there, I never connect a keyboard to the mini, I can just use Remote Buddy for everything.

    Well worth it.

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