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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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

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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.

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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…

                            • Switch browser depending on power status (battery or plugged in)

                              Usually I use Chrome as my default browser when my MacBook is plugged in, but on the road I prefer Safari, because it has much better power management. Chrome is known for being a battery hog.

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                              • Browserism - Support matching on only path part of URL

                                I want to send any link that contains the word "unsubscribe" to a different browser so when I'm unsubscribing from lists in Mail it doesn't clutter up my Safari tabs.

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                                • It would be the best of all worlds if Amphetamine supported AppleScript toggling for Quick Settings

                                  In addition to the added AppleScript functionality that is planned for v3.1, it would be extremely useful if Amphetamine also supported toggling of the quick settings options as well.

                                  Just a simple call command like:

                                  toggle QS1 // (Allow Display to Sleep)
                                  toggle QS2 // (Allow Screen Saver)

                                  And

                                  Queries for:

                                  QS1 is active
                                  QS2 is active

                                  Would be all that's needed. Workflow managers like Alfred, Launchbar, and Keyboard Maestro would allow the user to fine tune the exact way they'd like amphetamine to function from there.

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                                  • Spanish translation

                                    Dear Team,
                                    Congratulations, Amphetamine really rocks. It does exactly what I need, so thanks for this amazing app.
                                    I'd like to give you my help if you plan to translate to Spanish.
                                    I'm experienced on this issues, so I can either deal with text files and/or web services.
                                    Thanks in advance.
                                    Best Regards.

                                    Salva

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                                    • Thanks for Good Job! better Improved...

                                      Hello , I'm using your app. by Mac Air + iOS 10 for a while ... It's working with good performance and keep my Notebook awake , but somehow is it possible find an optional button to shutdown iOs System after Countdown ???

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                                      • It'd be great if the alfred workflow can support amphetamine 3

                                        After update amphetamine 3, the alfred workflow cannot work correctly, which 'm' represent 'hour'.

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                                        • Add more screensaver time options

                                          I love the ability to enable screensavers when amphetamine is running, however, the fixed time of 1 minute is way too short. There should be more options, or at least have the default be a longer time. With a 1 minute time set, the screensaver pops on when I am reading articles.

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