That should work?
Maybe it's the heatwave we're having here but I'm having no luck setting this up.
All I want is to be able to send a Google search to my computer. This is so I can either remember to look something up later or to use as a To-Do. If I get back to my computer and there's a browser tab with a googlin' of "Remember to do backups", I'll know what I meant by that.
What's the syntax on it?
Once I get the basics working, I'll see about turning it into a IFTTT trigger like my most commonly used commands.
Create a trigger that calls Nirsoft.net's NirCMD program. It's got a ton of options. I use it to Mute my system but it does have a SetBrightness option.
@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.
@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)
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?)
In the discussions here, there is one for setting up TriggerCMD with IFTTT. Works like a charm.
"Alexa, trigger Ubuntu" (I find one word triggers work best but experiment).