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  1. Amphetamine needs better predefined hour options

    The options displayed under the Hours menu in Amphetamine don't make much sense and should be changed.

    Looking under the Minutes menu, the options provided are quite logical. They step up by 5 minutes twice, 10 minutes twice, and finally by 15 minutes: http://ca.mag.cm/052I1Y100j3P

    Looking under the Hours menu, however, reveals options that make little sense. They step up by 1 hour four times, by 5 hours, by 2 hours, and finally by 12 hours: http://ca.mag.cm/022p242j0p0C

    The Hours menu would be much more useful and logical if a different set of options were provided. Instead of the current options, the…

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    • It's be great to see Amphetamine automatically dismiss notifications

      I use this app a lot and I have most of the notifications turned. At some I open the notifications side menu and see it full of the Amphetamine notifs. It would be great to have them auto dismiss after a certain time.

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      • Prominent warning that starting/allowing screen saver overrides other app's saver disabling settings

        Add a label or dialog to warn users that 'Preferences > Start screen saver after' and 'Quick Settings > Allow screen saver' does override the settings of other apps to keep the screen saver off.

        Example: Amphetamine causes the saver to come up while VLC is playing video with its 'Disable screen saver' enabled. Endless frustration...

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        • Trigger that only Starts the session, without the end time

          I would like to start the session, without the end time. Currently, I have to define both start and end time.

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          • Amphetamine can be triggered by All Unknown WiFi Name (excluding the Known WiFi Name)

            Amphetamine can be triggered by All Unknown WiFi Name (excluding the Known WiFi Name).

            Now, this app just can be triggered by the Known WiFi Name.

            Thanks!

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            • Amphetamine sometimes ignores clicks

              When the app is configured to show menu on right-click, every click after a menu action is ignored.

              Steps:

              1. Set Status Bar Icon Click to “Left: Start/end session | Right: Show menu”
              2. Right-click the status bar icon, choose any option (either with the mouse or the keyboard, it seems)
              3. Left-click or right-click the status bar icon; nothing happens
              4. Left-click or right-click the status bar icon again, this time the app properly reacts

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              • Amphetamine Preferences for Dock Icon & Walkthrough do not save

                On system restart, Amphetamine launches as if it's the first-run, every time. The icon re-appears in the dock, and the startup screen appears. If I turn off the startup screen and hide the dock icon in the preferences, it will persist until the next restart and then it's back. This happens on a few different computers of mine. OS: Mac 10.12.6 Amphetmine: 3.0.2 (Build 56)

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                • Lower icon opacity option not working on OS X 10.8 and 10.9

                  Just playing with older OSs and detected that. I'm going to try in OS X10.10 in a while (not installed yet).

                  Mac OS X 10.11 and newer works as expected (wonderfully).

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                  • Italian Translation

                    Hi, I offer volunteer to translate Amphetamine in Italian. I really appreciate the app and I find it really great. I already have some experience. I translated: Password Safe (android), Flyperlink (android), Meta - tag editor (Mac OS) and iStatistica (Mac OS). I look for your news.

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                    • Why is it an app?

                      When we do cmd+tab, why does amphetamine even come up? Why can't it just live in the taskbar as a service?

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                      • French translation

                        If you need help for the French language translation I'm a developer and I'm a native French

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                        • I just want to thank you for making such a high quality app!

                          Thanks! I teach large university lectures and I rely on Amphetamine to postpone sleep during lectures. I just discovered "While App is Running..." which is yet another example of great design. I am just super grateful.

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                          • Add a menu option to manually let Macbook hibernate

                            As per default, my Macbook Pro goes to sleep (not hibernation) after x minutes of inactivity.

                            Please consider implementing a menu-bar-button to manually send my Macbook to hibernation (without changing the default = sleep.)

                            Thank you!

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                            • Browserism - Change browser on links depending on which app they originate from

                              Example: When I click a link in Spark, it will open in Chrome. When I click a link in Mail, it change to Safari.

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                              • Amphetamine does not change icon during trigger session

                                Amphetamine does not change icon during trigger session – for example, if the app started disabled and I have trigger that keeps my Mac awake from 9am to 4pm, during this session the icon in menubar does not change to „Enabled”, but it is still „disabled” one.

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                                  • Amphetamine Mentioned on Mac Geek Gab

                                    I hope you’re doing well!

                                    I’m writing today because we mentioned Amphetamine during an episode of our Mac Geek Gab podcast recently, and I wanted you to be aware. You can see the shownotes and download the show at: https://www.macobserver.com/podcasts/macgeekgab-mgg-656/ or simply subscribe in iTunes at: <http://j.mp/mggitunes>.

                                    The shownotes list the items in the order they were mentioned, along with chapters, which hopefully helps you find the segment containing your mention.

                                    Since many people ask, our Mac Geek Gab podcast has over 70,000 loyal subscribers listening to each episode and interacting in a variety of ways. I can…

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                                    • Need to have a different notification sound when session ends.

                                      Need to have a different notification sound when the session ends.
                                      I love the ability to set an alert every 5 or 10 minutes. I use it as an 'audio timer', however, when session ends, the audio alert is the same and I cant tell by hearing alone the session has ended or if this sound alert or was just another 5/10 minute notification.

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                                      • Release a website version of the app and add closed lid function

                                        Hey,
                                        U understand that in the Mac App Store version it is not possible for Amphetamine to keep MacBooks awake, while the lid is closed. So why not releasing a version of Amphetamine on your website to "fix" this inconvenience of not having this possibility. There is an app "InsomniaX" which is really great at doing exactly that but unfortunately it has not the other great features Amphetamine offers, and the app is no longer developed.

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                                        • I love this little app

                                          I love this little app, and it does not look like any other free app because it looks SO PROFESSIONAL! This app does all I need to keep/manage the up time. This app deserve donation for your good work! Thank you.

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