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  1. It'd be great to see Amphetamine triggers allow independent display sleep

    I have several triggers to activate Amphetamine. For video applications, I don't want the display to sleep, but for VPN apps or video encoders, it's fine for the display to steep (and I want it to--encodes can last all night!) Rather than a system level preference to allow display to sleep, I would love to be able to specify per application if the display will sleep or not.

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    • It would be great if Amphetamine could activate for Time Machine Backups

      One of the main reasons I use amphetamine (and previously caffeine) was to allow my computer to complete large time machine backups. However, I would like my computer to go to sleep after this backup is complete. While I know that "theoretically" power naps should allow this to occur on mac books, my experience thus far is that it doesn't (the backup stops and takes days to complete). I would like to start a large backup or initial back-up, go to sleep, and have my computer sleep after the backup is completed.

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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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        • 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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          • 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 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

                • 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: 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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