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  1. It'd be great to see Amphetamine had a trigger to stay awake when a Terminal command is running.

    I didn't see the application in my Terminal session show up in the application list even with "Don't show system & helper apps in list" unchecked. It would be great if Amphetamine could have a trigger for Terminal commands so that downloads and uncompressing as well as server apps via the Terminal would be supported.

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    • It'd be great to see Amphetamine triggers allow independent display sleep

      I have several triggers to activate Amphetamine. For video applications, I don't want the display to sleep, but for VPN apps or video encoders, it's fine for the display to steep (and I want it to--encodes can last all night!) Rather than a system level preference to allow display to sleep, I would love to be able to specify per application if the display will sleep or not.

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      • add feature to keep external monitors awake when lid is closed

        add feature to keep external monitors awake when lid is closed

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        • I'll be great to be able to add an Amphetamine shortcut to the TouchBar in MacBook Pro

          Amphetamine should have the ability to add an icon to the Touch Bar in MacBook Pro for easy access

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          • Amphetamine - HTTP request trigger

            Would be great if I could set a URL that the app would poll every X seconds and based on the HTTP response from that URL it would activate/deactivate the session. The response could be as simple as "true" or "false".

            I have a home office where I have several computers (mostly Macs, but Win & Linux also) and currently 8 monitors. I would like to save energy when not in the room by making all the monitors go into stand by mode. If this kind of functionality was enabled, I could have a physical switch that I switch on…

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            • Filter UTM labels from the URL

              Many content providers add UTM sources to track your activity in social networks. Needless to say how can it compromise your privacy. I don't feel it's a good practice in modern web at all. It would be great to have feature to filter UTM labels in Browserism. Or have an ability to write rules of URL translation by hands.

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              • CPU Usage with trigger checking on

                This is really not a big deal at all, but when "Enable Trigger session activation" is checked in Amphetamine, the CPU usage goes up to ~2% - making it my highest resource-using background process. (2.8ghz i5)

                I know 2% is pretty inconsequential, but it still slightly bothers me. I wouldn't think that checking if an app is running would use this much CPU? As a result I have to turn triggers off when using CPU-heavy apps like MainStage or Logic Pro (these types of things add up, and I need every bit of CPU i can get).

                Sorry if you…

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                • It'd be great to see browserism do support the brave browser

                  It'd be great to see browserism do support the brave browser. This would be a reason for me to buy it. :)

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                  • It would be great if Amphetamine could activate for Time Machine Backups

                    One of the main reasons I use amphetamine (and previously caffeine) was to allow my computer to complete large time machine backups. However, I would like my computer to go to sleep after this backup is complete. While I know that "theoretically" power naps should allow this to occur on mac books, my experience thus far is that it doesn't (the backup stops and takes days to complete). I would like to start a large backup or initial back-up, go to sleep, and have my computer sleep after the backup is completed.

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                    • Amphetamine: End session when download is complete

                      I'm a pretty surprised this was not already implemented.

                      I would like to have a function, that Amphetamine will end session when download is complete. This is kind of tricky, because every browser handles downloads a bit differently.

                      But one universal solution should be, to let user to select a file that he is currently downloading. Amphetamine will watch that file. If the file size stops increasing for minute or two, download has finished, and computer can sleep.

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                        I would love to implement a feature like this. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a reliable way to monitor network traffic from within a sandboxed app. If anyone has suggestions on how to accomplish this – I’m all ears.

                        Your idea of selecting a file for a session is quite clever. I’ll look into this specifically. I suppose the one issue would be if the download fails, or slows down significantly. How would Amphetamine handle that?

                        Thanks for the suggestion.

                        Will

                      • More turns off/on options

                        The perfect use of Amphetamine for me would be:

                        - It turns OFF automatically once reaches a certain percentage of remaining battery.
                        - It turns OFF when I fold my Macbook
                        - It turns ON when I re-open my Macbook.

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                          Thanks for the suggestions. Amphetamine already includes a feature to end the session when your battery drops below a certain %. Amphetamine should also NOT be keeping your Mac awake when you close the lid. When you re-open the lid, Amphetamine should still be running and preventing your Mac from sleeping (if a session is active).

                          Automatically starting a session whenever your Mac wakes from sleep is an interesting idea though!

                          Will

                        • Turkish Translation

                          I can translate Amphetamine to my language. I love it and using it every night! Thanks for everyone who make it best!

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                          • end session at a specific time say 6 PM

                            instead of custom amount of time -- would like to pick the time to end a session

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                            • High Sierra update has completely disabled my Amphetamine.

                              All my settings no longer work on High Sierra. Example: Full screen brightness does not work, the screen light dims according to macbook settings.

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                              • Display sleeps despite unchecked "Allow Display To Sleep" option on High Sierra

                                After upgrading to Hight Sierra the display sleeps despite the option "Allow Display To Sleep" being unchecked.

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                                • I'd like Amphetamine to show in its menu bar menus which drives are awake

                                  I have 3 volumes of one external disk, one volume of a TM disk, and a Hard Disk.
                                  I would like a way to quickly see which volumes and disks are awake and which aren't. For instance, does my TM disk ever sleep? Could this be a submenu under the coffee carafe?

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                                  • It would be great if Amphetamine had a checkbox, which makes it not start the screensaver whilst VLC is the frontmost app.

                                    Hi, thank you for making this app, I like it a lot, but I have one problem with it, which is that whilst watching any video via the vlc app, after 5 minutes the screensaver starts up. I have set amphetamine so that the screensaver starts after 5 minutes, but I don’t want it to do this whilst I’m watching something in vlc.

                                    Therefore I would like to request that the amphetamine app has a checkbox, which makes it not start the screensaver whilst vlc is the frontmost app.

                                    Or, perhaps you can think of another way to solve the…

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                                    • Why not release as Open Source?

                                      It's free software, it's a nice and simple utility so why don't open up to developers releasing to Github?
                                      You could get a lot of free help and people could learn somenthing from it.
                                      I'm currently contributing to Noti (https://github.com/jariz/Noti) and it's amazing the ideas that came up bringing more people to work together.

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                                      • Create rule when OpenVPN is connected

                                        Usually OpenVPN is always running. And if computer sleeps OpenVPN stops receiving refresh token. After computer wake up OpenVPN asks password and MFA token. It's annoying. It would be nice to apply rule do not sleep when OpenVPN is connected only. If it's running but not connected - then no problem to put computer in a sleep mode.

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                                        • Drive Awake on time schedule

                                          I'd like to have Drive Awake on during office hours, so external drives won't use energy saving features in the day but spin down and rest in the night.

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