Apple remote special features? shutting down computer?

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  1. benlangdon macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    is there any special things you can do with the remote that came with the computer besides front row and iAlertU, as how i want a way to turn my whole computer off with it.
     
  2. Batt macrumors 65816

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    You can't shut down, but you can put it to sleep. Not the way you put a dog to sleep, though.
     
  3. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    :p
    how?
    can i make it sit too?
    how hard do you think it would be to program something like that (to shut it down)
     
  4. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    Just press the pause button.
    You can make it sit, but if you try to make it play dead, it turns into a Dell.
    No clue, but likely impossible.
     
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Can you install a locator? I can't find my bloody Apple Remote!! When will everything sold come with a GPS locator? **sigh**
     
  6. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    Oof, I can understand how you could lose it. I have teeth bigger than the remote. I keep mine in one specific spot and ALWAYS put it back when I'm done. Having said that, tomorrow I'll lose it.
     
  7. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

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  8. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    My problem is probably this darn bed. I have a nice shelf on the headboard, but there's a decent gap between the mattress and headboard that even DVD cases fall through.

    I do like the idea of a little holder on my monitor except for there's not much extra space on it outside the display area. Maybe I'll concoct one for the side (or can you buy those somewhere?
     
  9. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    ha i made that out of electrical tape.
    ill make you one if you buy me a roll and buy me a meal or something;)

    just made this.
    (its umm not the most exciting friday night, but i like what i made)
    its a light switch remote i had put in a week ago which is beautiful because of how my light switch is across the room and they are pretty much my only lights, and the apple remote.
    was thinking about taking them apart but...

    now that i think of it you want my holder? it doesn't fit this anymore

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    I added some backing to the holder as you can see in the third pic.
     

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