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  1. Release a website version of the app and add closed lid function

    Hey,
    U understand that in the Mac App Store version it is not possible for Amphetamine to keep MacBooks awake, while the lid is closed. So why not releasing a version of Amphetamine on your website to "fix" this inconvenience of not having this possibility. There is an app "InsomniaX" which is really great at doing exactly that but unfortunately it has not the other great features Amphetamine offers, and the app is no longer developed.

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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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      • 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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        • Requist for a new dynamic icon

          Hi there,

          I wonder if you can design a circle icon that countdown the remaining session time, just like the installation progress indicator on iOS but a reverse way. Because I want to know how much time it remains but dont want the time itself being shown on menubar.

          Thanks.

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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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            • Russian and Other Translations

              Hi, thanks for the app! I like it very much.
              There are questions on German and Italian translations, and I wanted to ask about Russian translation. Maybe you can start a project on Transifex, POEditor or any other collaborative translatons website to allow community help you with translations which community asks for?

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                Hi,

                I’ve never heard of Transifex or POEditor so thanks for the suggestions! I’ll check them out. I am all for making Amphetamine support as many languages as possible. It unfortunately just has not been a priority and the time I can spend on development is limited. Thanks again!

                Will

              • It would be great if an Amphetamine trigger could be Display Mirroring

                Lot's of times I'll give a presentation with my Mac in display mirroring. If I forget to enable Amphetamine, and I'm not actively using the computer (like if I'm answering audience questions or providing a lengthy explanation to something) my display (and the mirrored display) go to sleep. Sort of awkward during a presentation. Thanks!

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                • It would be great to see amphetamine be able to detect dropbox synching in process and prevent sleeping.

                  I do a lot of dropbox uploading via their desktop app that takes a few hours every couple of days. I need to manually set up a session to block sleeping during the synch. I guess at the length of the upload.

                  Amphetamine works pretty well for this, but it would be nice if it could detect that dropbox is actively synching and trigger a session.

                  Dropbox app is running all the time.

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                  • Amphetamie

                    Great product but the new version lost "According tiSchedule.."
                    Please add it again ... Thanks Soren

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                      1 comment  ·  Admin →

                      Hi,

                      The According to Schedule manual session activation option is no longer available. As a replacement, you can use Triggers to set up scheduled activation or use the manual Custom Time option if you need a session to run for an amount of time not included with the default options.

                      If there’s a specific use case that I’m not considering here, please feel free to share and I’ll consider what options would be available.

                      Best,
                      Will

                    • 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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                        1 comment  ·  Admin →

                        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 if in addition to the general timeout/sleep Amphetamine could also control audio volume.

                          I've been meaning to create an app that will keep the volume on while the machine is awake and being used during certain hours, but auto-mute when the machine/monitors sleep after specific times. That way, I can listen to music while doing something else, even with display sleep, but mute overnight when the display sleeps but I'm not using it.

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                            • Put timer on left side of icon

                              In this way, if one wants to reset the timer, one can simply double click on the icon instead of moving the mouse around. This would be cool to see!

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                                1 comment  ·  Admin →
                              • Italian Translation

                                Hi, Very useful app, Thank you so much!
                                Do you plan an italian translation?

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                                  1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                  Gladly! Unfortunately, I don’t speak Italian, so I would need assistance with the translation. I am working on a big update/re-write of Amphetamine and one thing I am making sure to do is better prepare for localization. Hopefully someone will volunteer to help translate.

                                  Best.
                                  Will

                                • 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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                                  • I would like to see Amphetamine lock my screen when my iPhone Bluetooth signal is lost

                                    It might be nice to lock screen when I leave my machine and my iPhone is with me.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi,

                                      This is an interesting idea, but I am not familiar with development involving Bluetooth devices. I will look into it, but honestly, I don’t believe this is something I would implement. There are stand-alone apps that accomplish this, and I think it would probably be best to use one of those for this feature.

                                      Something like: http://nearlock.me/

                                      Best,
                                      Will

                                    • Hold CMD/ALT/SHiFT/... to open link in specific browser

                                      Any chance you can implement a feature to open links in a specific browser based on whick key(combination) is held?

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                                      • Stay Awake / End Session prompt is interrupting

                                        I use the power trigger enable and disable. When battery drops below 50% I get this annoying prompt asking me if I want to end the session.

                                        That should be a notification at best, if I don't want to end the session I can click the button. Or at least have a setting to disable it.

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                                          Hi Alex,

                                          I think I did it this way because Amphetamine supports OS X all the way back to 10.6 (pre-Notification Center). I can understand how this alert is annoying though and will explore ways to make it more customizable/less annoying. Thanks for the suggestion.

                                          Will

                                        • Browserism - Extensions for web browsers

                                          I use Safari and all my bookmarks are in it.

                                          If I a click on a bookmark, it opens in Safari, no matter if a rule exist.

                                          Would it be possible to have extensions, for main browsers, to intercept the 'click' and then follow Browserism's rules?

                                          Perhaps implemented as in these extensions, there are probably several ways to do/intercept it, locally in the browser or perhaps globally at OS level.

                                          - All clicks are intercepted inside a page, a bookmarks or any app (textedit) by using one extension for each browser.

                                          - or by intercepting all 'open link' on the…

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                                            Hi Stéphane,

                                            I really have no experience with developing browser extension, but will look into it. Not sure what is possible, but this sounds like a good idea. For the time being, you should be able to right-click a link (not a bookmark though) and choose Open URL, which will open the link in the default browser you have set up in Browserism.

                                            Will

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