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  1. I had my driver installed 10 years ago - and am pretty sure I have never changed it - I have a DSC with the IT100 module. Never bothered trying to get additional info from the alarm panel. I set a string variable to the name of the area/zone every time a sensor has motion detected. I then include that variable as output in notifications. (ie: "*** Alarm Triggered *** Motion sensed in <Zone>") works a treat, and (so far) never found a need to have the panel provide me further detail.
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    Advance Lighting scene help

    1. Check the outlet's are in fact dimmers. 2. check the driver running then is dimmer - no switch 3. check the 'rate' the scene has for these lights is > 0
  3. I find it best to use a single variable for this - much easier to track what you are doing (providing you can remember what each value means ) I have a integer variable to hold alarm state - but I go to another degree. I use variable 'Alarm_Status' with values from 0 to 7 I then have a macro which runs functions based on what the value of this variable is. I then set the value of the variable from different points in the project. ie: 0 = nothing 1 = away pending (two min timer where house turns off and if dark, certain lights come on for 5 mins) 2 = press away on the alarm 3 = alarm is in armed state (send notification) (if garage door open send notification) 4 = motion sensed while armed (send notification if outdoor sensors motion) 5 = disarmed (send notification, change all LED from red to normal colours) 6 = alarm triggered (send notification) 7 = smoke alarm triggered (send notification)
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    AV Rack Overhaul

    I would win this for sure!
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    Music randomly turns on

    Ask your dealer to get an export of the composer programming and check that to see what controls music programmatically. otherwise?? could it be an internet radio station losing connection for a period of time then coming online again....?
  6. I try to have all 'Processing' commands in a macro. I then use the key press/tap/release/.... to set the variables. I then use the When Variable Changes function to run the macro. It generally keeps all the action functions to 1 or 2 lines of code and all programming is essentially done in the macro. This has two key purposes. 1. I don't have to hunt around many locations to view or edit what a process actually does. 2. I can run the processing (macros) from multiple functions and my single result will always be achieved.
  7. I don't know 'When-Then' but Composer will allow you to this. create a new timer in the Agent set up for 10 mins. 'reset' this timer when garage door state changes to open 'stop' this timer when garage door stage chances to closed upon timer expiring, send a notification.
  8. I have not played with spotify and C4. I use spotify almost every day, but I control it from the spotify app and use shairbridge. I've not yet upgraded high enough to get Spotify on C4 - so I have no idea of the options available in programming. Good luck with the programming - hopefully there is a solution to the spotify playlist request - plenty of people on here will know the definitive answer.
  9. Stop will stop at that point in the function and not process any more lines of code Break will exit the current block of code and continue to process the remaining lines of code in the function. ie: break out of an If statement or While Loop. You have used Stop correctly in this instance. - However - here is where a Macro could be used instead of having all your programming in a keypress event. something like this example: --------------------------------------------- Macro "KitchenMusic" When macro kitchenmusic is executed: If variable Jona > 0 if variable Jona = 1 Play Pandora ........... if variable Jona = 2 Play Spotify ........... variable jona = 0 If variable Dad > 0 if variable Dad = 1 Play tunein channel oldies variable dad = 0 if variable Mum > 0 if variable Mum = 1 play tunein channel love songs variable mum = 0 ------------------------------------------------------------- When keybad button jona clicked variable jona = jona + 1 variable dad = 0 variable mum = 0 execute macro kitchenmusic ------------------------------------------------------------- When keybad button dad clicked variable dad = dad+ 1 variable jona = 0 variable mum = 0 execute macro kitchenmusic ------------------------------------------------------------- When keybad button mum clicked variable mum = mum + 1 variable jona = 0 variable dad = 0 execute macro kitchenmusic
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    USB Media Storage

    sorry - should have specified an old NetGear is used for playback. Issue was solely with seeing the new share movies for selection in the navigator.
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    USB Media Storage

    All good - resolved - We just missed a simple option: The new network share was visible in the 'Watch' list under the Navigator options, but not under the 'My Movies' list. Once made visible, the new movies show in the specific rooms.
  12. I just plugged in a USB drive into my NAS drive. It all got configured and the movies on it are visible on my home network. The network folder has been added to C4 A scan has added movies to my C4 media. I then did 'Refresh Navigators. I can now see the movies - but only in one room. Why? All my other movies are visible in all rooms which have a TV. What have I missed??
  13. Generally providing the receiver which is your music source is not also the video source for the TV in the same room, you should be sweet. I do this all the time. My TV is fed from a matrix, no video passes through my receiver. so my video and audio sources are somewhat independent. I'll turn on the TV to sport channel, then change the room to music. The TV remains on until the room is turned off.
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    Alexa Scenes Issues

    I've come across this often too. I usually do a 'Forget All' and then a fresh Discovery and the problem seems to resolve.
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    Subwoofer location

    Are you putting a coffee table or side table in the room? build a table around the sub. I did this for my lounge room - as I have virtually all glass and no walls to have a sub sit in front.