New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

If my computer is turned off, will my iCal alarms display when I turn it back on?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
damainman

 
Member Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posts: 135
damainman is on a distinguished road

damainman is offline
Hello,

I have an alarm set daily for 6am to run a script. However my computer was off all night, and upon booting up my computer the script didn't run.

It's a script i would like to run once a day, every day and it doesn't matter what time it runs.

Is there any work around for this? It's a applescript.
QUOTE Thanks
goobimama

 
Member Since: Apr 28, 2006
Posts: 2,542
goobimama is a jewel in the roughgoobimama is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)

goobimama is offline
I'm pretty sure there's an option somewhere "run at later time of not possible at alarm time". If you can't find it by the time I get back home to my mac, I'll look it up...
QUOTE Thanks
damainman

 
Member Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posts: 135
damainman is on a distinguished road

damainman is offline
Thanks for your reply. I have leopard, and the iCal preferences only has 3 tabs and no such option is listed as far as i can see.
QUOTE Thanks
Sherman Homan

 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posts: 897
Sherman Homan is a jewel in the roughSherman Homan is a jewel in the roughSherman Homan is a jewel in the rough

Sherman Homan is offline
The answer is: yes and no.
Go to your System Preferences, Energy Saver, Options, Schedule and tell it when to startup.
QUOTE Thanks
damainman

 
Member Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posts: 135
damainman is on a distinguished road

damainman is offline
aww, thats the thing. I don't want my computer to start up unless I start it up.

Is there any other way to run the applescript once daily as soon as my computer starts? Ical was the only way i can find to schedule such a task. I'm new to mac.

as a side question, what if I have my computer on sleep and not off... will it work?
QUOTE Thanks
goobimama

 
Member Since: Apr 28, 2006
Posts: 2,542
goobimama is a jewel in the roughgoobimama is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)

goobimama is offline
I use this app Awaken, which is an alarm software. It runs an iTunes playlist at alarm time. Another feature is that it can launch a file while running an alarm. It can also wake a computer from it's sleep. I'm not sure if iCal does that (you could try it out just to see)
QUOTE Thanks
damainman

 
Member Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posts: 135
damainman is on a distinguished road

damainman is offline
I used Aurora which plays an itunes playlist as my morning alarm.

I was just curious if there was a way to make something run the moment i turn on my computer if my computer was off during the scheduled time.

Thank everyone for your replies by the way.
QUOTE Thanks
goobimama

 
Member Since: Apr 28, 2006
Posts: 2,542
goobimama is a jewel in the roughgoobimama is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)

goobimama is offline
I'm not sure about "if the computer was off during the scheduled time", but otherwise you just add it to the login items.

Or, you could make the computer start at 6AM, Then make iCal run a script at 6:05. Then make your computer shut down at 6:10.

Also, like I said, Awaken has this feature of running any file along with the alarm, just so you know.
QUOTE Thanks
Eddie2

 
Member Since: Nov 01, 2012
Posts: 1
Eddie2 is on a distinguished road

Eddie2 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by damainman View Post
Hello,

I have an alarm set daily for 6am to run a script. However my computer was off all night, and upon booting up my computer the script didn't run.

It's a script i would like to run once a day, every day and it doesn't matter what time it runs.

Is there any work around for this? It's a applescript.
If you are talking about an iCal alarm, the answer is an emphatic NO. If you're talking about some other type of alarm, disregard my response.

BTW, I'm running iCal 4.0.4 on OSX 10.6.8.

I have been on the Apple Support line, flaming them about this issue. I've tested it enough to know that calendar event alarms that occur during system sleep, are dropped on the floor. This is a very serious bug (it IS embarrassing to miss meetings), but Apple will not acknowledge that it is a problem, or tell me if it is fixed in later releases.

How should it behave? Each iCal alarm should have a semaphore associated with it that says whether the alarm has occurred or not. When the system wakes from sleep (iCal receives a wakeup signal), or system boots, iCal should issue alarms for all events previous to the wakeup/boot time, which has an alarm that has not been issued yet. How can Apple overlook something so important? Beats me. They can put all the bells and whistles in iCal they want, but if it can't reliably issue alarms, who cares?

I'm looking for an alternate calendar utility for OS X which can do this. Do you know of one? Then please tell me what it is! Thanks in advance.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« has anyone bought and installed photoshop elements 11? | Thunderbird preferences font setting not working »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Help getting iTunes library back on computer LeicaM13 iPod Hardware and Accessories 3 10-07-2007 05:20 PM
G3 imac can't be turned back on - can firewire help??? seraphodiabolus Apple Desktops 8 06-14-2006 02:17 PM
how to copy music and photo's from ipod back to computer wrightm iPod Hardware and Accessories 2 01-06-2006 03:14 AM
help computer won't turn back on officehelper OS X - Operating System 2 11-24-2004 03:29 PM
Transferring music across platforms(Win to Mac)& Transferring music back to computer? Strider iPod Hardware and Accessories 6 06-27-2004 10:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?