Defining a scheduled event

    When you create or edit an event in the "Schedule" panel, a dialog box appears with controls for configuring the event.

"Name" field

    This is simply a description you can give to an event. It will appear in the event list in the control panel.

Schedule description

    This is an English description of when the event will run. It changes as you set up the "When" area below.

"When" pop-up menu

    There are four types of scheduled events, giving you a variety of flexible schedules. When you choose an item from this pop-up menu, appropriate controls and fields appear in the area below. For more information, see types of scheduled events.

"Action" pop-up menu

    Select an item from this menu to define the action your hot key will perform:
    Restart: This is equivalent to selecting "Restart" from the Finder's "Special" menu.
     
    Start up: Start up the computer. This action will also turn on your PowerKey's outlets as checked in the "Power Saver" panel.
     
    Shut Down: This is equivalent to selecting "Shut Down" from the Finder's "Special" menu. This action will also turn off your PowerKey's outlets as checked in the "Power Saver" panel.
     
    Sleep: This is equivalent to selecting "Sleep" from the Finder's "Special" menu. This action will also turn off your PowerKey's outlets as checked in the "Power Saver" panel.
     
    Wake Up: If the computer is sleeping, this action will wake it up. This action will also turn on your PowerKey's outlets as checked in the "Power Saver" panel.
     
    Run Script: (Admin version only) Execute an AppleScript or Unix script. This feature is identical to that of iDo Script Scheduler. See the iDo Script Scheduler help for more information on running scripts.
     
    Switch Outlets: switch outlets on your PowerKey unit. A list of outlet names and pop-up menus will appear. You can turn outlets on and off in any combination.

    For each outlet, select No Change to leave that outlet as is, On or Off to turn it on or off (regardless of its previous state), Toggle to turn it on if it was previously off (and vice versa), or Cycle (Admin version only) to turn the outlet off for 15 seconds, then back on. (The Cycle action is useful for resetting other devices plugged into your PowerKey, such as printers or network equipment.)

    If you have multiple PowerKey units, a separate "Switch outlets" menu item will appear for each.

    Note: Only outlets that are not the "CPU" outlet and are not locked "Always On" will be switchable.

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