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    Being new the Mac way of life, I've recently stumbled onto a seemingly powerful tool called AppleScript. Is it possible to write something that would enable hotsync that I could double click from the Finder, or have I missed the boat? If so, how would I set it up?
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  2. #2  
    Originally posted by ****-richardson
    ...something that would enable hotsync...
    Unfortunately, HotSyncs can only be initiated from the Visor itself. When you press the HotSync button on the cradle, it essentially just shorts pins 3 and 4 which tells the Visor to launch the HotSync app. The app then talks to a component on the desktop side to begin the whole process. There is no way (that I've heard of anyway) to start a sync from the desktop side since it's hardware-based (the HotSync signal from pin 3 is not even carried through to the desktop connector).
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    I don't want to initialize a hotsync, essentially I want to click on the radio button "enable" under Hotsync Software Setup. Click on Instant Palm Desktop -> Hotsync -> Setup... -> select "enable". I have my visor's cradle connected to a hub, and when hotsync is enabled I can't use anything else on that hub until I disable hotsync. Giving the cradle a USB port all to itself is out of the question because my scanner doesn't work unless it's connected directly to the computer. Do you know if that's feasible?
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
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    Well, now... that's a horse of a different color!

    Sorry, but I know nothing about Mac's or AppleScript so I can't help you. Perhaps one of the Mac-addicts out there can shed some light on this for you...
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    MarkEagle
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    I'm NOT an AppleScript expert by any means, but try opening the AppleScript Editor and record the steps you just described. I know that newer versions of AppleScript can automatically record a lot more applications than before, but it still may require that the application you are recording still be AppleScript-friendly.

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    Originally posted by MarkEagle
    Well, now... that's a horse of a different color!
    I LOVE that movie! L. Frank Baum wrote that here in Aberdeen, SD! Then he left. Didn't like it here. Too damn cold. It's 50 below right now. I see his point.

    I tried recording the steps, but it didn't work. I'm having my wife ship in a book from Sioux Falls (she works at the library) called AppleScript for Dummies. I can't believe I'm going to read a "...for Dummies" book, but you do what it takes, I guess. Thanks for the help and the trip down memory lane!
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
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    You might also want to go to the applescript website at http://www.apple.com/applescript/ for some tutorials and a few premade scripts. I haven't gotten into Applescript very much, though I started to a few times. It seems easy, but it does require some learning. Let me know how that book is, I might pick it up if it's good.
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    Thanks for the link, lennonhead. I'll let you know about the book when I get it.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
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    Well, whatever you do, you need to read this:

    Goodman, Danny
    Danny Goodman's AppleScript Handbook 2nd Edition, iUniverse.com Incorporated, 1998. ISBN 0966551419.

    Got it for my (now antique) PowerMac 6100/66 DOS Compatible when first released. Took a few months to get through, but no one explains it better.
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    Thanks, fishscaler! BTW I'm still tossing around using up my mac's horsepower to search for your E.T.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.

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