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  1. Hmmm.....with an Onkyo without a network connection you'd be tied to the receiver's remote, definitely. Unless....you get a $69 Apple TV, connect its outputs to the Onkyo, and send all your audio the Onkyo via Airplay. (You need to have a TV to set it up, but once that's done, there's no need to power on the TV itself; the Apple TV will send its audio out to the Onkyo irrespective of whether the video signal is going anywhere). Then just set the Onkyo volume once and forget it, and use your Mac and iPhone to control Airplay output levels. You'd probably want Airfoil from Rogue Amoeba ($29)
  2. I had a quick look at onkyo's site & it seems to start on midrange models around $500-600. That's for Ethernet or wifi based networking which is probably a bit less of a pain than the serial port....mine is a 2009 model that I inherited.
  3. Command-comma will open the preferences for whichever app is active at the time. If you're in the Finder it'll bring up the Finder prefs but if you bring up the Alfred search window then hit command-comma it'll bring up Alfred prefs. (Unless something has been oddly reconfigured on your mac).
  4. Thanks for this. I've added a couple Remote Triggers - you set up a trigger with the Argument type Text and the string as the name of the desired Airplay device, then pipe it out to the existing script in the workflow. Works great.
  5. Well....it turns out PySerial has an issue where it sporadically causes loss of access to the keyboard, at least with my driver (see e.g. http://sourceforge.net/p/pyserial/bugs/103/ - it says it's closed there but there issue is very much alive with Yosemite). So I've bitten the bullet and gone back to AppleScript since Serial Port X has been stable for me. And I wrote a python script that did most of the work of converting Miracle2k's list of commands into a script of AppleScript properties. So after some delays I'm at a point where I can focus on the workflow itself rather than the serial
  6. What's to update? This workflow consists of a 3 line Applescript: tell application "Fantastical" parse sentence q end tell All the real work is done in Fantastical. And the parse command is the only Applescript command for Fantastical, so there's no exposed functionality that isn't being taken advantage of by the workflow as it is.
  7. Somewhat related to this....the alfred:ignore tag on a directory is currently not inherited by its children. This kind of makes sense - tags are obviously specific to individual files / directories. But it also is surprising in the sense that search *is* recursive, but exclusions from search are not. Maybe along with an option to toggle searching of child directories, there could be an option to toggle ignoring of child directories if the parent is tagged alfred:ignore ? Thinking out loud here...
  8. The Kindle for Mac program allows you to copy text from most Kindle books, but it automatically adds the full citation info. to the clipboard. For example, if you copy this sentence: "I was never part of their awareness in the first place." You'll get "I was never part of their awareness in the first place. Nagle, Robin (2013-03-19). Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City (p. 16). Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Kindle Edition." on your clipboard. This workflow consists of a hotkey
  9. There is an existing alfred:// URL scheme on the Mac but I believe it's only used for adding workflows and themes at the moment. I tried typing an alfred:// URL into Safari on the iPhone and got a Cannot Open Page message. This is totally unrelated (or really, the exact opposite of what is being asked for) but I stumbled across this interesting link about using Alfred for Mac to run URL schemes on iOS devices: http://www.geekswithjuniors.com/note/launch-ios-actions-from-the-mac-using-alfred-and-command-c.html
  10. I've been working on a couple larger workflows (the Apps and Spaces one elsewhere in this forum, and a remote for viewing and rating photos in Aperture*). What I've found with both is that writing the workflow scripts and setting up the remote triggers can be done fairly quickly, but then I'm left with the task of locating or creating 12-15 icons for each of the commands on the remote. Which means a whole lot of searching in Google Images, and/or downloading a stock icon set only to realize that it doesn't have a couple that I need, or spending a lot of time in iDraw.... The visual natur
  11. After all the excitement over Alfred Remote wore off (or dissipated enough to think clearly), I noticed this in the release notes of 2.6: "New Script Filter runtime behaviour options giving more control over when scripts are executed"
  12. Cool. I'll try to get PySerial (or some other serial port library) working instead. I didn't find an OS X version of PySerial but I didn't look that hard.
  13. Cool, thanks for the update. What language are you working in? I messed around a bit last week and came with an Applescript function to send a message and get the reply, using the Serial Port X scripting addition. I figure if you are targeting / working with a device accessed via Ethernet I'll need to do some customization to make it work with the serial port in any case. (9600, 8, n, 1 ... Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time....)
  14. Ok...just in time for Christmas...I have the cable & drivers working and can echo commands to the driver and have the Onkyo respond appropriately.
  15. Well I dug through the garage and found a female RS232-USB adapter but no male and no gender changer. So I had to order a new cable. I'll give it a try once that arrives.
  16. I have a Onkyo TX-SR806 that I inherited, and have barely checked out what it can do. Looks like there is an RS-232 port for automation so presumably I'd need a cable to go in there & connect to USB on the Mac? i'm sure I have one somewhere, deep in a box in the garage.... This looks helpful: http://www.xlobby.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=6020 I don't see my unit listed there but the SR805 is and the commands look pretty standard. The linked spreadsheet with commands there is from 2007 but I think the SR806 is a more recent model....it looks like the protocols are basicall
  17. @Florian you never know when you will need to convert square meters to miles with 19 digits of accuracy.
  18. Hi missed this completely, sorry. It is (still) working fine for me under Yosemite.
  19. How random. I had never looked at this workflow before but decided to check it out tonight to listen to a recording of Baroque organ by an organist who happens to be the organist at Trondheim Cathedral.
  20. Hmm....that is a file that seems to exist in some people's Alfred installations and not others. The workflow checks for its existence, and if it doesn't exist, it defaults to All. Could you try adding a category in Alfred prefs., and/or changing a category? I'm not sure what it takes for Alf to generate this file.
  21. Glad you like it. I've added the case you requested and named it Cobra Case (an upright snake) since I couldn't find an "official" term for it.
  22. Following up a request re: my Case Converter workflow, I've put together a case converter focused on code. It's hosted on Packal: Code Case There is a single script filter codecase which converts the argument e.g. and copies it to the clipboard. The example shows a space delimited argument, but it will also convert between any of the cases, e.g. Camel -> Pascal, so codecase myGreatVariableName will return my_great_variable_name etc. The workflow also contains blank hotkeys for e
  23. @patrickmcd I'll do this in a separate workflow
  24. It's there - it's the second link in the post - I've updated the initial post to make it clearer that there are two different download links.
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