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  1. Backlight keyboard

    Option to choose whether keyboard backlight turns of or not whilst on Amphetamine.

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      declined  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add an option to turn the Mac off after a certain set time has elapsed.

      I notice that when downloading from the web, if the Mac falls asleep it often disrupts the download and I need to re-dpwnload from the beginning again which is frustrating, sometimes these downloads may be bigger and rather than have the Mac awake all night for the download, a good feature would be to allow the Mac to turn off after the time limit has elapsed.

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        Unfortunately, there is no way to accomplish this in the “sandboxed” environment required of Mac App Store apps. If Apple changes their policies, or there becomes another way to accomplish this, I’ll revisit. For now, I must decline. Sorry! Neat idea…

        Your best bet would be to set your energy saver settings to let you Mac sleep after an hour and let that kick in after a timed Amphetamine session ends.

        Will

      • It'd be great to see Altunenator be able to stop iTunes on a timer in addition to starting it on a timer.

        Leaving for work, it'd be great to know Altunenator will turn iTunes off for me after I've left.

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        • Can Amphetamine keep the computer awake when Gamepad input is being generated?

          It's frustrating that Mac OS X doesn't consider gamepad input when starting screensavers or sleeping. I know it's a little out of scope, but could Amphetamine handle this? Preventing the mac from sleeping during games is my main use case for this app.

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            Hi,

            I don’t plan on trying to implement this function specifically – BUT – in v2.3 (currently awaiting review by Apple) there is a new App Triggers option. Essentially, Amphetamine will keep your Mac awake if specific apps you identify are running. Might work for you, unless you leave your emulator/Steam client/etc. running all the time.

            Best,
            Will

          • Icon grey out for off, black/coloured for on

            I'd love to see the option in Amphetamine to keep the icon as the same horizontal pill and just have the icon dimmed for off and "lit" or full for on. So the shape and orientation stays the same, but it's greyed out for off and black for on.

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            • Amphetamine: Show blue icon when activated.

              I'd like to see an option to show a blue icon (like Tweetbot when new tweets are available) when Amphetamine is activated.

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              • Amphetamine to pre-load user-defined folders at start-up

                I have several folders with lots of items, several thousands.
                Would it be possible to "pre-load" them in the background?
                That way the Finder can display them instantly.
                I am thinking to something like "ls /Volumes/HDx/folder-a/ > null"

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                • Memory Usage - Amphetamine vs. KeepingYouAwake

                  I would say a big competitor of this app is KeepingYouAwake. It is a github project so is not on the MAS but has the same underlying functionality, utilizing the caffeinate command (and it was also developed because caffeine development was stopped). You would have to look more into this, but just running basic numbers from having both apps running through activity monitor KeepingYouAwake was doing about 5.0MB of memory while amphetamine was at about 7.3MB. Using the preferences window added more to that obviously. I know optimization is usually the last and potentially the most time-consuming step but it…

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                  • Menu item "Sleep now > HD-list"

                    To be able to set to sleep an HD immediately, I know it's the opposite purpose :-)

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                      • Keep wireless connection with closed lid

                        Hello!
                        My Macbook Air not sleeping with Amphetamine with closed lid! But WiFi goin to sleep after 30 seconds after lid is closed :( Persistent network services, like VPN, SSH, Torrent, etc will disconnecting.

                        Please add feature to keep wireless is connected.

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                        • Do not turn off WiFi

                          WiFi is turned off when the lid is closed after two minutes. I want to be online with closed lid.

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                          • Have you thought to manage the magic mouse.

                            I would like to stop quickly the mouse scrolling.

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                            • Something opposite in Amphetamine: option to Turn off / Sleep system after defined period of time.

                              When I listen to the music late night it would be great to put to sleep my mac after lets say 1h. Normally when I'm listening from iTunes it's playing till battery says "good night".

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                              • Molecule icon is blurry again, legacy version needed

                                Hello! This annoying one-year-old issue which was discussed here:
                                https://instinctualflaw.uservoice.com/forums/216603-feature-improvement-requests-and-suggestions/suggestions/9295476-molecule-icon-doesn-t-look-good-compared-to-the-pr
                                came back again.

                                Comparing to legacy icon from Amphetamine 2, current one looks really bad on non-Retina screens. It can be clearly seen on your own screenshot http://i.imgur.com/d1arXaE.png at the botttom right corner.
                                Could you be so kind to add back the original molecule icon, please?

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