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  1. 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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    • 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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      • It would be great to have an iphone app that does the same thing

        When listening to music on my iphone, it will go to the locked screen. Then if I want to change the music track or do anything related, I have to unlock the screen, find the app, and do the action. I'd like to keep the phone from locking so it's easier - also applies to using other apps on my iphone.

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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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • High Sierra - squash some BIG bugs!

                      I have let's say a VPN connection or a file transfer, or other operations - Amphetamine no longer prevents sleep and everything disconnects :(

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                      • Sleep When Session Ends (Amphetamine 3)

                        I would like to use Amphetamine to send my Mac to sleep right after a session ends without taking into account the internal settings in System Preferences / Energy Saver, i.e. if my session ends after 5 hours send the machine to sleep right away.

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                        • Just a little complain about the app name.

                          The app is great, I love it.
                          But the name is really hard to remember, for a non-english-speaker that used to boot app from Alfred.

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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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                              • I love it all but a request ...

                                to have an option in the settings to choose a default app for "While app is running" instead of choosing it every time.. For example: uTorrent.

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                                • 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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                                    • 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.

                                      9 votes
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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...

                                        5 votes
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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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