I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I’ll just try my luck.
I’ve got an Alexa at home and some smart devices I control with it.
My goal is to have a simple toggle button in the right side of the taskbar of my Windows desktop that can turn one of these devices on and off.
I already downloaded the windows app for Alexa on my computer to control the devices from there. But the app doesn’t provide a feature like that (controlling devices directly from the taskbar) out of the box.
I was wondering if there is a possibility to MacGyver that process maybe like:
- Make a shell script trigger an operation in Alexa to turn a specific device on / off (maybe due to API calls or so, I’m not familiar with that)
- Have a software to create a custom task bar icon that executes a shell script on click
Or maybe there is a completely different way to make this work.
Source: Windows Questions