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  1. 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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      • 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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        • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 1 vote
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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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • Focus popup for “Custom Amount of Time…”

                              When I open the menu from the menu bar icon, and hit ⌘T for “Custom Amount of Time…”, the window that pops up for me to enter the time is not active. This prevents me from tabbing between the fields to enter the custom time. Please do this! It would be immensely helpful to keyboard navigation-oriented users.

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                              • Amphetamine - Deploy settings plist

                                It would be nice if you could change the settings of Amphetamine by editing or replacing a file, which stores the settings. If I do this with the current version my edited file gets replaced by the old one. That would be a big advantage if you have to deploy the app on hundreds of Macs.

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                                • suspend night shift schedule

                                  please add an option to suspend night shift schedule while the session is active.

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                                  • How could I have my lid closed and external screen on while running on battery?

                                    I couldn't find how to get my Macbook Pro running with an external display while disconnected from the AC/DC adapter. On battery the external display goes immediately to sleep. As I just had to change the battery because it started to swell, I dont' want to have my machine connected to the current all the time.

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                                    • Wake display at intervals

                                      Is it possible to have Amphetamine wake the display at set intervals, e.g every 10 minutes? My usage scenario would be to check for new emails and website updates at every few minutes. I think this would extend the battery life too.

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                                      • Please add polling interval for the Drive Alive feature

                                        The Drive Alive feature writes a file o the monitored disk in order to keep them from spinning down. In a usage scenario in which SSD drives are involved, it would be great to increase the polling time. Currently is set to about 10 seconds but there is no way to modify it. I'm sure our SSDs will be grateful :)
                                        Other than that, this is a great application. It helped me avoiding drive disconnections involving disks in raid configuration.
                                        Thank you very mush for your efforts.

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                                        • Detect when a YouTube video is running

                                          Not launch the screen saver from the app when a YouTube video is running.

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