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I made a Front Row plugin to allow me to sleep, restart or shutdown my computer from within Front Row. It adds a System menu at the bottom with these three options. Code is heavily based on the tutorials from AwkwardTV. Icons are taken from InterfaceLIFT.

Package installs SystemAppliance.frappliance to /System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/.

Hope it's useful.

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This was hugely useful as I watch things on my mac before I go to sleep and wanted to be able to disable the monitor for darkness when things end. Thanks!

I made a Front Row plugin to allow me to sleep, restart or shutdown my computer from within Front Row. It adds a System menu at the bottom with these three options. Code is heavily based on the tutorials from AwkwardTV. Icons are taken from InterfaceLIFT.

Package installs SystemAppliance.frappliance to /System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/.

Hope it's useful.



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What I was looking for is something to make the monitor sleep and not the computer, is there anyway that this can be added? If you downloading, one thing you don't want to do is make the computer sleep, nights are best for downloading. On the iMac the commands for Monitor sleep is "ctrl, shift, eject" button, be real nice if this command was added to the sleep, restart, shutdown area, maybe having it called like "monitor sleep" or something like that.

P.S. does someone know what front row sometimes tries to make the monitor sleep while im watching a movie on it. If I have monitor sleep to 10 min, it will try to sleep every 10 min. It's very annoying. The happenings are a 1/10 ratio.

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P.S. does someone know what front row sometimes tries to make the monitor sleep while im watching a movie on it. If I have monitor sleep to 10 min, it will try to sleep every 10 min. It's very annoying. The happenings are a 1/10 ratio.



Try downloading Caffeine. It's free and will keep your Mac from going to sleep while you are watching a movie.

EDIT: Just downloaded your plugin and it works great! Thanks a ton. Now I just need an Apple remote to make it more useful lol.

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After installation, the plugin is well located within the contents of frontrow app/plugins but the sleep,restart shutdown buttons do not appear. I notice that since last update (10.5.8) the sapphire plugin do not run anymore and I had to desinstall this plugin (i.e. sapphire) as it prevents frontrow from running.

Please note that I've got skype and EyeTV plugins installed and that I use DVA assist on a G5 PowerPC

Have U any idea to make the shutdown button appear.

Thanks

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Your plugin should be REAAALLY usefull
I said should because I have exactly the same problem as Hoodie
If you have any suggestions...


Thanks

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Works really well

good job

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I too am having the issue mentioned above. The files are located in the correct spot in front row, but there is nothing in Front Row to click. Any thoughts?

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tanks realy pretty Shutdown for my média center

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Thanks!

I just received my remote controller today and this is way better then to walk to your Mac in the middle of the night just to give it a shutdown (because you fell asleep during that boring movie).

Great work.

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I made a Front Row plugin to allow me to sleep, restart or shutdown my computer from within Front Row. It adds a System menu at the bottom with these three options. Code is heavily based on the tutorials from AwkwardTV. Icons are taken from InterfaceLIFT.

Package installs SystemAppliance.frappliance to /System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/.

Hope it's useful.


Brilliant. Been looking for something like this for months - all the similar plugins I've tried fail on Snow Leopard. This works perfectly. Great job. Thanks for sharing it.

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Great plugin. Though icons are terrible :). Had create my own to replace them Attached File  icons.zip   550.56KB   67 downloads. Also there was no russian localization and i've added one too Attached File  Russian.lproj.zip   2.52KB   10 downloads.
To install icons and localization if needed just place them in /System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row/Contents/Plugins/SystemAppliance.frappliance/Contents/Resources

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Fantastic plugin thank you!!

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Great Job :)

Thanks a lot

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great plugin

thank you

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Thank you

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Great plugin, thanks

Just 2 questions: is it Intel only? I can't seem to get it to work on my PowerBook.
And could you (please) provide the source code?





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