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  1. 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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      6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      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…

    • 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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      • Trigger for connection to external display

        I would love it if I could trigger Amphetamine when connecting an external display. Nothing worse than giving a presentation/demonstration and my computer goes to sleep when I forget to move the mouse for too long.

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            Hi All,

            Version v2.3 is live in the App Store. I’ve already started work on v2.3.1 which, among other things, will include minor improvements to this feature, including a better UI and a toggle/filter to remove all of the system processes from the list of running apps to choose from.

            Thanks,
            Will

          • 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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            • Would be nice if Time Machine was an app in the list

              In version 3 the option for "While an app is running" -- can Time Machine be added to the list? It does not show up when running.

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                • Special mode to keep screensaver enabled

                  Hey, I really like your amphetamine app, it's working great. But sometimes I'd like to have a special (additional) mode that keeps my mac awake but still enables the screensaver so that I just have to move the mouse to continue working.
                  Right now amphetamine disables the screensaver when it is running.

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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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                    • Donation button

                      This app is really well done and deserves some sort of financial compensation.

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                      • Bug -- Style Change Does Not Persist

                        I think this may have been introduced when the low opacity for dark mode fix was shipped.

                        Currently a change to the coffee cup icon style does not persist after amphetamine is quit or system is rebooted.

                        Other styles changes do appear to persist, so it seems to oddly only be affecting the coffee cup icon.

                        btw...fwiw...love your app and responsiveness to feedback.

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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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • More Schedule options

                                It would be nice to add more option to be able to better schedule the awaking time, for example:
                                - Would be nice to be able to change schedule between working days (monday-friday) and weekends.
                                - Would be even cooler to add the possibility to automatic change awaking settings based on calendars appointments
                                - Would be enormously great to have several schedules, for example 14-18 + 21-23 awaking time on monday+tuesday + friday.

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                                  Hi,

                                  I like the idea of having more control over the schedule. To be honest, the full request here is a lot of work. I’m not sure I’m going to be able to tackle all of it within the framework of Amphetamine 2.×. Things like multiple schedules might be a good 3.0 feature (i’ll probably do an entire re-write again as so much has been changed and added so far in 2.x).

                                  That said, here is a beta with a Trigger Schedule option: http://cl.ly/0E1V021Q261G

                                  Note that there may be any number of bugs in this beta. Please let me know if you discover any (and you probably will).

                                  Best,
                                  Will

                                • 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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                                  • Amphetamine menubar menu should show current session time!

                                    Amphetamine's menu bar menu should show some sort of tick beside the time chosen for the current session! At present it's impossible to see what you've set as the current "stay-awake" 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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                                      • 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

                                        • 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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