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Authored by: iggybird on Mar 10, '04 10:25:49PM

First, let me say that I have not done extensive testing. In fact, I only witnessed it once before I posted the hint. I've had a chance to experiment a little now and IT DOES WORK! Sorry for the initial lack of detail; Here's the facts:

My setup is not as slick as some of you may be thinking. My Mac is downstairs, directly under our entertainment center in the living room above. I have a Macally iVoice microphone resting on top of the entertainment center, connected to the Mac by a 10 ft. USB extension cable running through a hole I drilled in the floor (not as bad as it sounds). I also have an audio cable connecting the Mac and our stereo in the living room.

I have an Administrator account where I'm using several Applescripts to control different iTunes functions like Play/Pause, Next Song, Switch Playlists, etc. The scripts are stored in the "Speakable Items" folder in the Administrator account Library.

With iTunes and speech running, I can switch to the limited account I set up for our kids (which doesn't have speech activated) and still control iTunes with my voice as if I were still logged into the Admnistrator account (I have to tell it to "Play" again). I'll admit, it never seems to work when I'm upstairs, but it does work nonetheless.

As far as it being a security issue, I guess it is if it works with any speakable item (I haven't tested anything else but iTunes).

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Authored by: osxpounder on Mar 11, '04 12:58:30AM

So, if it never seems to wrk upstairs, and that's where your microphone is, ... how do you know it's working?

LOL. Anyway, I guess you have to be careful what you say in the living room. If someone slips the word "Stop" into an MP3...


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Authored by: nwsnow on Mar 11, '04 01:52:18PM


I'm sure it's not perfect, but it's a darn fine idea.

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