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  1. It'd be great to see Amphetamine had a trigger to stay awake when a Terminal command is running.

    I didn't see the application in my Terminal session show up in the application list even with "Don't show system & helper apps in list" unchecked. It would be great if Amphetamine could have a trigger for Terminal commands so that downloads and uncompressing as well as server apps via the Terminal would be supported.

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    • It'd be great to see browserism do support the brave browser

      It'd be great to see browserism do support the brave browser. This would be a reason for me to buy it. :)

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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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          I would love to implement a feature like this. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a reliable way to monitor network traffic from within a sandboxed app. If anyone has suggestions on how to accomplish this – I’m all ears.

          Your idea of selecting a file for a session is quite clever. I’ll look into this specifically. I suppose the one issue would be if the download fails, or slows down significantly. How would Amphetamine handle that?

          Thanks for the suggestion.

          Will

        • 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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            Thanks for the suggestions. Amphetamine already includes a feature to end the session when your battery drops below a certain %. Amphetamine should also NOT be keeping your Mac awake when you close the lid. When you re-open the lid, Amphetamine should still be running and preventing your Mac from sleeping (if a session is active).

            Automatically starting a session whenever your Mac wakes from sleep is an interesting idea though!

            Will

          • Turkish Translation

            I can translate Amphetamine to my language. I love it and using it every night! Thanks for everyone who make it best!

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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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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.

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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...

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                                      This is a fair point, and I will look into making this clearer. I’ll also try to investigate how VLC prevents the screen saver and whether Amphetamine can observe that.

                                      I wonder if trying to detect whether another app is in full screen mode would be useful… i.e. don’t start screen saver if other app is full screen.

                                      Will

                                    • 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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                                      • French translation

                                        If you need help for the French language translation I'm a developer and I'm a native French

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                                        • Browserism - Change browser on links depending on which app they originate from

                                          Example: When I click a link in Spark, it will open in Chrome. When I click a link in Mail, it change to Safari.

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