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Creating non AHP, Alexa Triggerable macros
« on: January 16, 2017, 06:56:11 am »

You can create macros for Alexa
the simplest is creating a group in the Alexa app or in the HA-Bridge trigger multiple scripts for the On/off Or dim command. the HA-Bridge help file explains how to do this

More complex macros can be created by creating your own custom batch file or script and having the HA-Bridge activate it by adding a manual trigger set for it.
Custom batch file creation requires some knowledge of CMD commands and how to use them.
Some versions of windows have extra command options which you won't find in other versions.
you can find a list of the commands on the web Google is your friend!
If you plan to use other types of Scripts you may get a wider range of options.

If you are successful in creating a macro batch file or other script and would like to share it by all means post it here!
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Re: Creating non AHP, Alexa Triggerable macros
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 08:13:45 am »

The HA-bridge does allow the use of many different scripting languages, your not just limited to Batch files that Alex10 creates.
Several years ago I wrote about a free scripting program to  Expand your macros functionality
The cool thing about this little tool is it does all the writing for you and will even create an executable so you can share your scripts with others that may not have AutoHotkey installed
I've not played with it for some time now but others still use this regularly.
In fact iTguy is the forum expert on AutoHotkey.
So if your looking to do something and can't seem to get it working I'm sure he'd be happy to help. ;>
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