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  1. 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…

      • 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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          AppleScript support will be greatly expanded in Amphetamine 4. Confirmed commands will be:


          session is active (returns bool true/false)

          session time remaining (returns integer of total seconds remaining in session)

          start new session

          start new session with options {duration:, interval:, displaySleepAllowed:}

          end session

          display sleep allowed (returns bool true/false)

          prevent display sleep

          allow display sleep

          session is Trigger (returns bool true/false)

          Triggers are enabled (returns bool true/false)

          enable Triggers

          disable Triggers

          Drive Alive is enabled (returns bool true/false)

          enable Drive Alive

          disable Drive Alive


          Let me know if I’ve missed something you’d like to see!

          Will

        • 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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          • 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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            • It would be great if Amphetamine 3 had a option to automatically end (and not just ask) the session if battery is bellow X%

              Lets say I enable a indefinitely session, and then something happened and I forgot to end the session and no longer in front of the computer, so it will drain all the battery. It would be good to have a "session ender" based on the % remaining of the battery

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              • It would be great if Amphetamine 3 does not show an icon in the Dock.

                Hi,

                It appears to me that when Amphetamine 3 is running, it appears both in the Menu Bar and the Dock. If it is a truly a Menu Bar only app, then it should not show any icon in the Dock.

                Thanks.

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                • 3.0 icons look poor on non-Retina displays

                  Pretty much all 3.0 icons look bad on my non-Retina display, even those that there present in 2.0. They are blurry or slightly misshapen with different line thickness and some rounded icons are partly cut off at the side (e.g. coffee mug). The molecule icon looks noticeably worse now.

                  This happens when icons are based on vectors and not optimised for low-pixel density, i.e. too detailed for 16x16–18x18 pixels. The anti-aliasing then makes some lines appear thicker when they do not fall exactly on one pixel. Please make sure that icons look the same at the exact pixel dimensions of…

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                  • Custom name for Triggers

                    Allow users to rename the Trigger session activations to customizable names as opposed to only relying on identifying the triggers by a numbered title, or perhaps merely have the Network/App/Schedule/Power variable appear as its activation reason

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                    • Amphetamine - Add option to have timer running even when lid is closed

                      Add an option to have the timer run even when the machine is turned off or sleeping.

                      This feels very natural in that setting the timer to two hours at four o'clock makes it stop at six o'clock, no matter if you close the lid in the meantime. This way a timer for say ten hours can be enabled in the evening. It will last until you stop using the machine that day, but the next morning the timer will be turned off, since enough time has passed since you first activated the timer.

                      This is much easier than creating…

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                      • Amphetamine, right and left click option

                        Hello,

                        Should be nice to have a option to get this :
                        - right click (one finger on trackpad) : enable/disable Amphetamine
                        - left click (two fingers on trackpad) : displays the setting menu

                        When using Amphetamine, it would be nice to have only one click on the icon to start/end the session timing.

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                          • Amphetamine: greater-than should be less-than

                            When there is less than one minute left in an Amphetamine session, and the timer is enabled in the menu bar, the text "> 0:01" will appear. This should be replaced by "< 0:01" so it properly claims that less than (<) one minute is remaining.

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                            • Awesome app! Keep up the great work kiddo!

                              I like that I can leave you feedback here. A direct link to the app store review would be an amazing growth hack. Your reviews will rocket through the roof. Have fun developing, you're making my life a lot easier with this app.

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                              • Schedules across day boundaries

                                In amphetamine 2 it was possible to have a schedule such as 5pm to 1am. i.e. across a day boundary

                                Now the crazy logic does NOT allow this !!! (WTF?)

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                                  Hi,

                                  Because Amphetamine now supports different schedules for different days of the week, you’ll need to create 2 Triggers for this.

                                  For instance, if you want Amphetamine to keep you Mac awake from 10:00 PM Friday night until 3:00AM Saturday morning, create 1 Trigger for Friday from 10:00 PM until 11:59 PM and then another Trigger from Saturday from 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM.

                                  I realize if you need to do this for every day of the week or for multiple conditions, the number of Triggers you will need to create could get out of hand. I’ll look into whether there’s an easy way to do this automatically without the need for multiple Triggers.

                                  Best,
                                  Will

                                • Hi, wow real great upgrade ! But, why are the trigger apps limited ? I would like to amphetamine when running long download sessions....

                                  Hi, wow real great upgrade (V3.0 build 51) ! But, why are the trigger apps limited ? I would like to amphetamine, triggering with specific apps to run long download sessions.... ❤︎ et

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                                    Hi,

                                    Because of Apple’s sandboxing requirement of all apps in the App Store, Amphetamine can only “see” certain apps/processes that are running.

                                    I toyed around with trying to monitor in/out network traffic and use that as a trigger previously, and basically use a “threshold” of traffic as a Trigger, but ran into a lot of issues. Maybe it’s time to take another stab at it though. Thanks for the suggestion.

                                    Best,
                                    WIll

                                  • It would be great to have notifications back...

                                    Older version, I had shortcuts to start/stop Amphetamine and all notifications were showing on screen. With this new version, it does not work. Is there any workaround to have it back? Thanks neto

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                                      • Schedule sessions day by day

                                        I would like to schedule sessions by day. So M, T, W, Th, F, S, Su I set each day individually if it is on or off and even when it is on and off each day for hours.
                                        Like many people, I work days that include weekends and sometimes, a weekday I am not around. So I need this more day to day control of sleep.
                                        If for some, sleep on and off during the day is fine. I need no sleep, much of a period during the day but the days vary and sleep is fine other days…

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                                        • Amphetamine - Monospace Font

                                          Currently I'm not sure what font Amphetamine is using but if it's set to hh:mm:ss format every few seconds the items on the menu bar get shifted back and forth because as the countdown to Amphetamine disabling counts the seconds the non-monospaced font changes width.

                                          Could we have a Monospace Font, something like Apple's built-in San Fransisco font. It's not a major issue but it is annoying out the corner of your eye.

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