Step 1: Materials
A computer running Mac Os X
and a little imagination
Step 2: Process
2.) After your computer is up and running, go to system preferences.(Apple menu/System Preferences)
3.) In System preferences go to Speech.
4.) Turn Speech on.
5.) Make sure the "listen continuously with keyword" option is on and it is set to "Keyword is optional before commands
6.) After you have turned the speech on say "define a new keyboard command" then type in the keyboard shortcut you want to use as a spell, click ok then type in the spell name (e.g. "diffindo" for cut)
Then have a little fun
get out your wand, say the incantation (enunciate!), then wave your wand
If you do not have a wand then you want to check out this instructable
Step 3: Troubleshooting and Helpful Tips
So this is what I did:
In the Keyboard & Mouse option in System preferences I went to Keyboard Shortcuts.
In there I scrolled down to the bottom where the display features are.
I double-clicked on the keyboard shortcut for one and changed it
Then, I made a new "spell" with the old Keyboard shortcut
Then I changed the display Keyboard shortcut back to the original one
Then I did the same thing for the other
If you want to be able to shut down your computer with a spell go to System Prefereces/Keybord & Mouse/Keyboard Shortcuts
From there click the plus on the bottom of the screen then enter the keyboard shortcut you want it to be then enter the exact name it is in the menu toolbar (capitals count)
then make it into a spell
I made a list of the Harry Potter spells and their uses as a reference (It will open in textedit but it will look confusing (it's supposed to be three separate columns)
please leave a comment; any suggestions for what spells you can use for what purposes