Is there a way to put my mac to sleep using speech commands?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jbaumba, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. jbaumba macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2009
    Hello every one, this is my first post, so hi.
    I recently discovered the speech capabilities of my 20 inch iMac (OSX 10.5.6, 2.4 Ghz, 4GB RAM). i have had a lot of fun showing off to my Windows using friends but i noticed (or overlooked) it does not have a "go to sleep" command. My question is, if OSX has a sleep command what is it, or if it does not, can i make one? ( I have no experience with coding of any type and I am relatively new to Macs. I would appreciate so help, thanks!
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    I'm not going to lie to you, that seems very stupid. Most Windows users are already impressed with apps like Photo Booth and don't need extra things like this to get them jealous. :p

    That said, I don't know if there is an app for speech commands. But you can set up some hot key(s) to initiate Sleep Mode. You can tell your friends that you have to press the hot key(s) to turn on the mic so you can say whatever command. Once you press the said keys, say something cheesy like "iMac Sleep" and 2 seconds later it's asleep.
  3. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    If your Mac has an Apple remote, you can simply hold the play/pause button for a few seconds till you see the sleepy remote appear on the screen. The computer will then sleep. Wake it up the same way.
  4. fishniw macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2008
    haha, great idea. I'm sure someone could figure it out. But yeah, it is going to most likely involve coding

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