Caffeine

Version: 1.1.1 || Release Date: 2010-03-12 || License: Freeware App Owner: tomasf

Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon in the right side of your menu bar. Click it to prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep, dimming the screen or starting screen savers. Click it again to go back. Hold down the Command key while clicking to show the menu.

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38 Opinions

doesn't work on snow leopard, sigh!

I love caffeine, but I really wish it were just a keyboard shortcut or perhaps a widget. I hate adding yet another icon to my menubar.

Use it on the big Mac and the little mac. LOVE IT!!!!!

All whilst sipping on 100% Arabica expresso.

Now it has an option to set a default timeout period. Yay! (If only my real caffeine had this option.)

Hi, and for those of you wanting to automate some just add this in your script editor, and save it as an application with "stay open" checked:

on idle {}
my caffeineCheck()
return 5 -- execute every 5 sec.
end idle

on caffeineCheck()
if application "QuickTime Player" is running then
tell application "Caffeine"
turn on
end tell
else
tell application "Caffeine"
turn off
end tell
end if
end caffeineCheck

Edward

I love this app, but like some of the other commenters, I really didn't much care for its icon. Anyone looking for a change, I've found two coffee-cup icons that work really well as a replacement, and look a lot better than Caffeine's icon.

<a href="http://www.box.net/shared/c87qnnyo8w">download</a> (Instructions for replacing icons are also included.)

I emailed the developer. The person who responded was extremely helpful. For anyone else trying to learn how to do it, enter the following script into the Script Editor app (which should already be installed in Mac OS X):

tell application "Caffeine"
if active then
turn off
else
turn on
end if
end tell

Thanks for the help! Is it possible for me to make a script that turn caffeine on if it is off and off when it is on? Thanks in advanced!

viewer, Caffeine is scriptable. Open it with Script Editor to see its scripting dictionary. I'm sure you could run an AppleScript with Quicksilver.

Anyone here know if it's possible to turn Caffeine ON/OFF via Quicksilver so I can use it to create a keyboard shortcut? Thanks in advanced!

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