What does command listener do exactly?
Command Listener is a program that loads up in your system tray and waits for a file (command.txt) to be found in a folder you specify. Once command.txt is found, Command Listener reads the file for a specific phrase and, if that phrase has been added as a trigger, it will execute the program or open the file that you have associated with it.
i have added triggers, but they aren't doing anything.
Make sure that when you add triggers, that they match EXACTLY what will be inside the command.txt file. If you are using IFTTT, make sure that the file that is created is command.txt, and that the text that IFTTT places inside command.txt matches the trigger EXACTLY.
Can I use Command Listener to open other files besides .exe or .bat files?
Yes. When the dialog box opens to select the .exe, use the drop down and select "All files" and you should be able to select any file. NOTE: A program on your computer must be associated to the file-type you select or the file may not open correctly.
When I try to edit my triggers (elsettings.ini) Windows won't let me save the changes. What can I do?
On some windows installations, permissions settings might prevent changes to the .ini file. If this happens, try making a copy of the .ini file in a different folder. Open and edit that one and save it. Once you verify your changes are being saved, delete the original .ini file (Usually located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Addison Multimedia\Command Listener) and copy in your new one.
is command listener safe?
Yes! It does not contain ANY adware or spyware, and NO commercial ads are bundled with the software or installer. It was created by an individual programmer who made it to automate opening certain programs over a network or remotely. The software has a very small footprint, and doesn't do anything but look for the file and open the connected trigger. Please note, warewire.com is the only official distributor for this software. If you receive it elsewhere, it may not be trustworthy.