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  1. Can you bring back the old coffee cup icon from Amphetamine 3?

    It doesn't have to replace the one in version 4, but I'd like to have the option; the old version was more minimal and, in my opinion, more aesthetically pleasing.

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    • It would be awesome to have an icon for a soda can

      I have never been a fan of coffee, I like my soda :D this is incredibly small, but couldn't hurt to ask, I anticipate an icon of a soda can, when active with a lightning bolt on it).

      Haha never hurts to ask right?!?

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        Hi.

        Amphetamine supports adding your own custom icons. There’s like a million and one icons out there for you to choose from. Check the Noun Project or Flat icon sites for some really cool images.

        Best Regards,


        William Gustafson
        Amphetamine Creator

      • 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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        • 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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          • CPU Usage with trigger checking on

            This is really not a big deal at all, but when "Enable Trigger session activation" is checked in Amphetamine, the CPU usage goes up to ~2% - making it my highest resource-using background process. (2.8ghz i5)

            I know 2% is pretty inconsequential, but it still slightly bothers me. I wouldn't think that checking if an app is running would use this much CPU? As a result I have to turn triggers off when using CPU-heavy apps like MainStage or Logic Pro (these types of things add up, and I need every bit of CPU i can get).

            Sorry if you…

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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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              • 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

                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • Just a little complain about the app name.

                        The app is great, I love it.
                        But the name is really hard to remember, for a non-english-speaker that used to boot app from Alfred.

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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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                          • 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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                            • Why is it an app?

                              When we do cmd+tab, why does amphetamine even come up? Why can't it just live in the taskbar as a service?

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                                In Amphetamine’s Preferences, on the General tab, simply uncheck the checkbox that says “Show Amphetamine’s icon in the Dock.” This is turned on by default because Apple requires it. Apple has rejected Amphetamine from the App Store with the Dock icon hidden by default.

                                Will

                              • Need to have a different notification sound when session ends.

                                Need to have a different notification sound when the session ends.
                                I love the ability to set an alert every 5 or 10 minutes. I use it as an 'audio timer', however, when session ends, the audio alert is the same and I cant tell by hearing alone the session has ended or if this sound alert or was just another 5/10 minute notification.

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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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                                  • Donation button

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

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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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                                      • 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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                                        • New Trigger: Airplay

                                          It would be cool if I could define an active Airplay (monitor) connection as a trigger, so the screensaver doesn't turn on when showing my screen in a meeting room.

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