So now that you have this awesome remote control companion, there is still one underlying problem. Your application quits, or you want to run a different app, but you don’t want to whip out a mouse or keyboard, yuck!
Alauncher is a free lightweight app that does one simple thing; enter some keyboard shortcut, a list of applications popup.
Here is how to link it up with flirc.
Install the application and head over to the settings. You want to configure a keyboard shortcut. I use ctrl+a
Add some applications you would like in your quick launch list
Now head over to the terminal, and type in:
flirc record_api 1 4
Press the button on your remote you’d like to link with ctrl+a and presto. Your remote control will now bring up the application launcher like the following:
Are there any other app launchers out there for OSX or other operating systems? Let us know in the comments.