Default command for Alexa?
Alexa's routines now allows for a skill to be called which is fine for "weather" and most but.... TriggerCMD just asks for what command we'd like used. Wompwomp. And I'd like to use the one that locks my PC and pair it with the "when this device leaves the home area".
So, any chance one of the commands in our lists could be designated as a default? I know it would have to include a default computer and a default command but it sure'd be nice.
(Side note: just realized I'd not checked for updates for a very long time -- could that be implemented into, say, an automatic weekly check?)
@Xander I noticed routines allow you to kick off a skill, but that's all, so it's not very useful for the original TRIGGERcmd or TRIGGER command skills.
But, Alexa routines do work with Smart Home devices, and if you use the TRIGGERcmd Smart Home skill, your commands become Smart Home devices. If you haven't tried that, please do. I like the newer Smart Home skill better for that reason (it works with routines), and because it recognizes your words better.
I haven't updated the agent in a long long time because I haven't had any changes to make. When I do, I update this page. I could setup an email list you could subscribe to for updates like that if that would help.
@Russ I'd forgotten about that as I haven't needed them but, I checked, and the older 'devices' are still there but not all. 'Lock' has been on my list for ages and isn't listed but 'Mute' is and they were added a long time ago.
The skill says it will auto-discover commands but it's missed this one (and searching for Devices got nothing). Next step?
(An email blast would be ideal IMHO)
@Xander, I made an update to the TRIGGERcmd Smart Home Alexa skill recently that allows it to auto-sync your commands with your devices.
For existing users to use the auto-sync feature you need to disable and re-enable the TRIGGERcmd Smart Home skill, then Forget All and Discover one last time at https://alexa.amazon.com.
@Russ Dis/Reenabled but...nope. "Lock" (and a couple of other commands) doesn't show up in the Alexa app. But calling for it verbally does work so the connection is there. Asking Alexa to discover new devices nets nothing.
Edit: got an email after saying I should restart the agent so I did but a Discover check found nothing new (or, in this case, fairly old).
AHA! As a test, I created a test trigger of just running Notepad and that showed up and was auto-detected soooooo I went into the text editor, cut out "Lock", saved, pasted it back in and VOILA, autodetection.
@Xander, thanks for reporting these details. Sounds like there might be an issue with the Alexa Smart Home device discover process. I'll do some testing.