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  1. 4 votes
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    • It would be great to have an iphone app that does the same thing

      When listening to music on my iphone, it will go to the locked screen. Then if I want to change the music track or do anything related, I have to unlock the screen, find the app, and do the action. I'd like to keep the phone from locking so it's easier - also applies to using other apps on my iphone.

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      • Sleep When Session Ends (Amphetamine 3)

        I would like to use Amphetamine to send my Mac to sleep right after a session ends without taking into account the internal settings in System Preferences / Energy Saver, i.e. if my session ends after 5 hours send the machine to sleep right away.

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        • Amphetamine can be triggered by All Unknown WiFi Name (excluding the Known WiFi Name)

          Amphetamine can be triggered by All Unknown WiFi Name (excluding the Known WiFi Name).

          Now, this app just can be triggered by the Known WiFi Name.

          Thanks!

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          • Add a menu option to manually let Macbook hibernate

            As per default, my Macbook Pro goes to sleep (not hibernation) after x minutes of inactivity.

            Please consider implementing a menu-bar-button to manually send my Macbook to hibernation (without changing the default = sleep.)

            Thank you!

            3 votes
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            • mount/unmount drives

              Would be great to have the ability to automatically mount/unmount drives such as SD Cards etc when going to sleep.
              See Apps like "Mountain" and "Jettison"

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                Amphetamine is not a sleep utility, so I think I am going to decline this for now. I fear adding features like this will steer Amphetamine towards being more of a Swiss-army knife app, instead of focusing on its core job of keeping your Mac awake.

                Maybe someday I will reconsider. Thanks for the suggestion.

                Will

              • Detect when a YouTube video is running

                Not launch the screen saver from the app when a YouTube video is running.

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                • Turn on Do not disturb

                  Have an option to temporarily turn on Do not disturb to silence notifications during the time frame set. If screen sharing you might not want text messages being shared with those viewing your screen.

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                  • Amphetamine should use the default 'launch at login' system

                    Currently Amphetamine launches itself at login via some unseen way. However, the default way (that all programs should use, and almost all do, since it makes clear what is and isn't launched at startup) is to add itself to the 'Login Items' tab in the 'Users & Groups' section of System Preferences. Its not a huge thing, but its nice to conform to platform standards :)

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                      Hi,

                      Amphetamine uses the standard approach (via Service Management framework) set forth by Apple.

                      This is documented by Apple here:
                      https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/Security/Conceptual/AppSandboxDesignGuide/AppSandboxInDepth/AppSandboxInDepth.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40011183-CH3-SW29

                      and here:
                      https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/MacOSX/Conceptual/BPSystemStartup/Chapters/CreatingLoginItems.html

                      Amphetamine implements this using a open source project, LaunchAtLoginHelper:
                      https://github.com/kgn/LaunchAtLoginHelper

                      If you’d like to request that login apps/items created using the Service Management framework to appear in System Preferences, please file a request with Apple:

                      http://www.apple.com/feedback/

                      or

                      https://developer.apple.com/bug-reporting/

                      Best,
                      Will

                    • Time Remaining is NOT displaying next to menu bar icon (v3.0.2-OS X 10.9.5)

                      Just updated from 2.3.1 to 3.0.2 on my iMac running 10.9.5
                      I DO have both of these checked: Quick Settings->show session time in menu bar AND Prefs-Show session time remaining & activation reason in menu bar
                      All I get is the PILL ICON (no countdown in the menu bar at all anymore - ONLY the pill icon.
                      Have tried chosing other icons. Have quit and restarted the app several times - nothing seems to help.
                      ???

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                        1 comment  ·  Admin →

                        OS X 10.10 or higher is required for time reaming to display.

                        I expected eventally 10.10 will be the minimum OS required. It’s rather difficult to support the older OSes as Apple deprecates older APIs and frameworks.

                        Will

                      • Molecule icon is blurry again, legacy version needed

                        Hello! This annoying one-year-old issue which was discussed here:
                        https://instinctualflaw.uservoice.com/forums/216603-feature-improvement-requests-and-suggestions/suggestions/9295476-molecule-icon-doesn-t-look-good-compared-to-the-pr
                        came back again.
                        Comparing to legacy icon from Amphetamine 2, current one looks really bad on non-Retina screens. It can be clearly seen on your own screenshot http://i.imgur.com/d1arXaE.png at the botttom right corner.
                        Could you be so kind to add back the original molecule icon, please?

                        6 votes
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                        • Amphetamie

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

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                          • system tray icon

                            hello, could you use the 2.3 version icons within the app please? The coffee mug and cup are terible

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                            • Trigger graphics switching

                              On MBP high-end models there are two graphics chips, I would be awesome if Amphetamine could trigger this options.

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                              • 3 votes
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                                • Amphetamine - Keeps running when VPN is active

                                  The Apps Trigger option is a good alternative but I cannot select the Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.x app. So a VPN trigger should be the ultimate solution to prevent a disconneted session.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi,

                                    Microsoft Remote Desktop should be selectable. In my testing, it shows up just fine in Amphetamine’s app list. Please make sure you launch Microsoft Remote Desktop before trying to select it in the list.

                                    Best,
                                    Will

                                  • It would be great to see an app trigger for the Plex Media Server transcoding service

                                    I'm not exactly sure why it doesn't appear on the list even after unchecking "Don't show known system & help apps", but it would be a useful addition. For Plex Media Server, the helper process that performs transcoding is called "Plex New Transcoder".

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                                      Hi,

                                      Amphetamine can unfortunately only “see” certain other apps and processes. This is a restriction put in place by Apple that I cannot fix. Typically, Amphetamine can only see “user” processes and apps. Ones that require admin privileges to run are often not see. Unfortunately, if the app/process does not show up as selectable in Amphetamine’s list of apps, there is no way for me to force it to show that I know of.

                                      Will

                                    • Add an option to turn the Mac off after a certain set time has elapsed.

                                      I notice that when downloading from the web, if the Mac falls asleep it often disrupts the download and I need to re-dpwnload from the beginning again which is frustrating, sometimes these downloads may be bigger and rather than have the Mac awake all night for the download, a good feature would be to allow the Mac to turn off after the time limit has elapsed.

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                                        Unfortunately, there is no way to accomplish this in the “sandboxed” environment required of Mac App Store apps. If Apple changes their policies, or there becomes another way to accomplish this, I’ll revisit. For now, I must decline. Sorry! Neat idea…

                                        Your best bet would be to set your energy saver settings to let you Mac sleep after an hour and let that kick in after a timed Amphetamine session ends.

                                        Will

                                      • Can Amphetamine keep the computer awake when Gamepad input is being generated?

                                        It's frustrating that Mac OS X doesn't consider gamepad input when starting screensavers or sleeping. I know it's a little out of scope, but could Amphetamine handle this? Preventing the mac from sleeping during games is my main use case for this app.

                                        3 votes
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                                          Hi,

                                          I don’t plan on trying to implement this function specifically – BUT – in v2.3 (currently awaiting review by Apple) there is a new App Triggers option. Essentially, Amphetamine will keep your Mac awake if specific apps you identify are running. Might work for you, unless you leave your emulator/Steam client/etc. running all the time.

                                          Best,
                                          Will

                                        • Icon grey out for off, black/coloured for on

                                          I'd love to see the option in Amphetamine to keep the icon as the same horizontal pill and just have the icon dimmed for off and "lit" or full for on. So the shape and orientation stays the same, but it's greyed out for off and black for on.

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