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MacBook Pro - Hacking the IR port


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is there some kind of application or applescript that allows you to use any IR device for the MBP. i read somewhere that someone used a harmony remote to control their mac mini. i think it would be cool to control other applications too
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I don't know about other IR devices controlling the Mac, but Remote Buddy lets you control applications with the remote.

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my dad had a vcr that had a controller where you can program it.. all you did was point both devices's ir port towards each other and the vcr controller was set to "learn" and ta' da..

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I was also wondering if you could control the MBP with an outside remote. I am a flight simulator enthusiast and i have an Infrared remote control to a helicopter layin around and i had the idea, what if i was able to control it in flight simulator? so i began my search for a way to make it possible. I was looking to see if there was a infrared settings editor or something of the sort on the Mac. what do ya think?
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If you go into setting an click "security" and uncheck the remote pair to allow any remote to acces your computer, i think you can use any remote

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A thread from 2006 and brought from the dead. Leave the dead to be dead.

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Usually I would be in total agreement ...but this is an unusual instance that I'm glad an old "dead" thread has resurfaced. I had never heard of the program "Remote Buddy" linked above.

So I guess sometimes "waking up" a dead thread can be beneficial.

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