ClickIR will listen to the Apple Infrared (IR) Remote Control that is normally used for Front Row. Using AppleScirpt, you can use this remote for any scriptable purpose.
When you launch ClickIR, you will see a simple selection to choose what you wish to control with the remote. These selections relate to groupings of Apple Scripts that are called when the various buttons on the remote are pressed.
ClickIR first comes up with "(Nothing)" selected, which means that the remote does its normal thing (iTunes, FrontRow, whatever).
ClickIR comes with 4 sets of standard AppleScript: to control PowerPoint, Keynote (older versions that do not use the remote), Speak, and Speak All.
To try out ClickIR, select Speak. This will say the name of the buttons as they are pressed. Speak All is like Speak, but it has a script for every possible action, including holding the Right, Left, and Play buttons and separate actions for pressing and releasing the buttons.
To customize ClickIR, create a folder called
ClickIR in your
~/Library/Application Support/ folder. Inside this
folder, create another folder for each set of buttons you want to use. The name of this folder
will show up in the selections when you next start ClickIR. You create one AppleScript for
each button (buttons with no scripts simply do nothing).
The scripts you can create are:
Left.scpt- Run when the Left (<<) button is pressed.
Left_Released.scpt- Run when the Left button is released.
Right.scpt- Run when the Right (>>) button is pressed.
Right_Released.scpt- Run when the Right button is released.
Plus.scpt- Run when the Plus (+) button is pressed.
Plus_Released.scpt- Run when the Plus button is released.
Minus.scpt- Run when the Minus (-) button is pressed.
Minus_Released.scpt- Run when the Minus button is released.
Play.scpt- Run when the Play / Pause (center) button is pressed.
Play_Released.scpt- Run when the Play / Pause button is released.
Menu.scpt- Run when the Menu button is pressed.
Menu_Released.scpt- Run when the Menu button is released.
Left_Hold.scpt- Run when the Left button is held down.
Left_Hold_Released.scpt- Run when the Left button released after being held down.
Right_Hold.scpt- Run when the Right button is is held down.
Right_Hold_Released.scpt- Run when the Right button is released after being held down.
Play_Sleep.scpt- Run when the Play button is is held down.
Play_Sleep_Released.scpt- Run when the Play button is released after being held down.
When you create a custom set of scripts in
this will turn off the default control groups that come with ClickIR (PowerPoint, Keynote, and Speak).
To re-enable these, simply copy the ones you want from