Is there a simple way to make a program open at a designated time?

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  1. DAAAAAAAVE macrumors regular

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    I am trying to get my torrenting program to open at 2 am every morning (cause that is when i change from on peak to off peak cap quota). Any suggestions/help?
     
  2. motulist macrumors 601

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    Ical. Make a recurring event that has an alarm that launches the application.

    Done.
     
  3. DAAAAAAAVE thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok so i have the reccurring event set up but how do i make the date of the alarm change with each avent? atm the event itself is going off into the future but each one has an alarm set for today
     
  4. motulist macrumors 601

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    I'm not sure what you mean. There's no separate time setting for an alarm. The alarm will say something like "15 minutes before," meaning the alarm will be triggered 15 minutes before the event's start time.
     
  5. DAAAAAAAVE thread starter macrumors regular

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    what i mean is that i want my laptop to open my torrent program at 2 am every morning forever
    is there a way to set that up without setting up each individual day?
     
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  7. motulist macrumors 601

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    1) You make a new event for 2:15 am.

    2) You set it to have an alarm "15 minutes before" that launches bit torrent.

    3) You set it to recur every day.

    result: In week view you will see a horizontal row of repeated events that each start at 2:15 on every day of the week, and each one of these is set to launch its alarm 15 minutes before that particular event's start time. There is nothing else to do. The job is done.
     
  8. DAAAAAAAVE thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks man
    sorry for being a bit slow
    got it just after i posted my last thing and just finished fixing as i read yours
    you have just saved me half a month of shaped on peak internet
    thanks a lot
     
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