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    Really cool Quicksilver Trick I found... ALARM CLOCK
    First, you need to "Enable Advanced Features" in the QS Preferences.

    Then, go to "Catalog", and Click "Quicksilver" in the sidebar...

    Now, check the "Proxy Objects"

    Now, click the rescan icon in the lower-right corner of the Preferences window..

    Close the Preferences.

    On to the good stuff....



    Music Alarm!!!

    Invoke QS....

    Go through the quick process of telling QS to play a specific song.. Itunes, browse, etc...

    Instead of pressing ENTER to execute the command, press CTRL+ENTER.

    You will now see "RUN" as the Action....

    Press the RIGHT arrow... then scroll down to "Run at time..." Press TAB

    Now enter the time.. 6:15am or 3:30pm whatever...

    Press Enter.

    Your song will begin playing at whatever time you designated.
    (You can also use the "Run after delay" action followed by TAB, then type 1h 45m 10s... or whatever).



    Want a TEXT pop-up reminder?

    Invoke QS

    type "." (period) to go into Text mode.

    Type whatever you want: "visit mac forums" or "go get the kids" (no quotes needed.)

    "Large Type" will already be the default action...

    Press CTRL+ENTER

    Press the Right Arrow

    Select "run after delay" or "Run at time"

    Enter the time or delay... press enter.

    Viola!


    This works with ANYTHING quicksilver can do... Open an app, open a URL, quit an app, terminal commands, etc...


    Long live Quicksilver!!!

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    Great tip Ride

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    lol... I use it on my macbook to wake me up with a little Pink Floyd in the morning.

    I also use it on my iMac to pop-up a message to my wife at random times during the day. ahhh, what a romantic!

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    how do i get itunes to play a specific song through quicksilver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loricybin View Post
    how do i get itunes to play a specific song through quicksilver?

    Envoke QS.

    Type: Browse Artists (it will pick it up long before... probably after BR)

    Press the Right arrow... then scroll/arrow/type down through your artists... when you get to the artist press the Right Arrow, then right arrow again through whatever album.... select the song you want. press TAB... Press Ctrl+Enter... then use the above directions... Run after delay, or run at time, etc.

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    Hmmm, interesting. What is this quicksilver in which you speak of?

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    This alarm clock looks fun Ride


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    Cool - will QS wake from sleep as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilted1 View Post
    This alarm clock looks fun Ride

    Nice!!!

    Cool - will QS wake from sleep as well?
    I have not figured out a way to do that... I use this QS alarm with my MacBook plugged in, and have my MacBook set the NEVER sleep the HD while plugged in... only sleep the display.

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    I know that this thread is old but I just found it now and this is soooooooo cool! Really nice trick.
    White MacBook (see specs), switched in Dec 2007 and I've been in love ever since!

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