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Scheduling Mac to wake from sleep?

Message #1 - Posted 2005/08/09 - roboboticus

Is anyone aware of a way to schedule OS X to wake at a particular time of day? I've used iCal to create my own musical alarm clock (scheduled opening of mp3's to wake ME up in the morning), but it does me no good if the computer is asleep at the time.

While I'm on the subject, is there a better way to automate the opening of mp3's at particular times? maybe something with scripting? i know nothing.

thanks

Message #2 - Posted 2005/08/09 - Michelle Steiner

Previously, roboboticus wrote:

Is anyone aware of a way to schedule OS X to wake at a particular time of day? I've used iCal to create my own musical alarm clock (scheduled opening of mp3's to wake ME up in the morning), but it does me no good if the computer is asleep at the time.

Open Preferences and clock on Energy Saver. Then click on the "Schedule..." button in the lower right corner. A sheet will open with a check box and associated menus and edit fields labeled "Start up or wake."

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Message #3 - Posted 2005/08/10 - elander

Of course you can: Open System Preferences and click on the Energy Saver panel. Click on "Schedule...". Set the computer to wake up a couple of minutes before your mp3's scheduled to play.

elander

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Message #4 - Posted 2005/08/10 - roboboticus

The trick is I'm trying to schedule it for different times on different days of the week (I have a weird work schedule).

Message #5 - Posted 2005/08/10 - Tom Harrington

Previously, roboboticus wrote:

The trick is I'm trying to schedule it for different times on different days of the week (I have a weird work schedule).

Schedule it to wake up at the earliest needed time. Then schedule the audio alarms in iCal at whatever time you need them. As long as the computer doesn't sleep while waiting for the alarm, there's no problem.

Regarding your other question:

While I'm on the subject, is there a better way to automate the opening of mp3's at particular times? maybe something with scripting? i know nothing.

If you're using Tiger, Automator has several pre-built iTunes actions that you might find useful. "Start iTunes Playing" is only the most obvious-- you could tell it to play a specific playlist, or do more complicated things like searching for specific tracks before playing them.

Tom "Tom" Harrington
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