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  1. 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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                        • mount/unmount drives

                          Would be great to have the ability to automatically mount/unmount drives such as SD Cards etc when going to sleep.
                          See Apps like "Mountain" and "Jettison"

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                          • Browserism: Chrome icon looks blurry on retina display

                            I use both chrome, firefox and safari. Only chrome's icon looks blurry on retina display. I would love to get that fixed as it catches my eye every time.

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                            • Amphetamine: Coffe pot icon looks blurry on retina display

                              It looks fine on non-retina but blurry on retina display

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                              • Russian language Amphetamine

                                Hello.
                                I translate your program for Russian language Amphetamine.
                                Upon completion of the translation can send you.
                                If you are interested in this idea, please contact me.
                                I'll send you a program with the Russian language.

                                With respect

                                3 votes
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                                • Turn on Do not disturb

                                  Have an option to temporarily turn on Do not disturb to silence notifications during the time frame set. If screen sharing you might not want text messages being shared with those viewing your screen.

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                                  • New Trigger: Airplay

                                    It would be cool if I could define an active Airplay (monitor) connection as a trigger, so the screensaver doesn't turn on when showing my screen in a meeting room.

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                                    • Donation button

                                      This app is really well done and deserves some sort of financial compensation.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Amphetamine bluetooth trigger

                                        I'd like to auto-enable Amphetamine when connecting a bluetooth device to my macbook (for example my magic trackpad)

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                                        • It would be nice if Amphetamine had an AppleScript call to query the session status

                                          I have two LaunchBar actions right now that toggle an indefinite session on and then turn the current session off (see: https://github.com/ianchesal/launchbar-actions).

                                          I could collapse that down in to a single action if I could query Amphetamine for its current status via AppleScript. Then calling the action would turn a session on if none was currently running and off it one was currently running. Looking at the AppleScript Library docs for Amphetamine I only see "turn (on|off)" and something called "give molecule" which doesn't really have any useful documentation to it.

                                          A boolean "session active?" type call would suffice.

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                                            This will be available in v3.1 which is currently in development. Here’s an example of what will be available via AppleScript:

                                            tell application “Amphetamine”

                                            -- Session Activation/Deactivation
                                            ——
                                            — Start a new single-use session:
                                            start new session — infinite duration session
                                            start new session duration 3 — defaults to 3 minute duration
                                            start new session duration 3 interval “hours” — duration specified
                                            start new session duration 3 interval “hours” with display sleep allowed
                                            start new session duration 3 interval “hours” without display sleep allowed

                                            end session — will end both single-use and Trigger sessions, but will NOT disable Triggers

                                            -- Session Properties
                                            ——
                                            if session is active then beep — retuns bool
                                            if not session is active then beep — retuns bool
                                            if session is Trigger session then beep — retuns bool
                                            if not session is Trigger session then beep — retuns bool
                                            if display sleep is allowed…

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