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Old Jun 16, 2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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how to prevent sleep when itunes is playing?

Hello,


is there a way to prevent my mac pro from sleeping when itunes is playing? and to have it otherwise sleep at the interval i prescribe in the energy prefs?

danku!

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Old Jun 18, 2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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mine has started doing that same thing! not good when watching a movie, so what i did was just click on caffiene so my mac wont go to sleep. have tried sorting it in sys prefs like yourself too.

there must be a reason for the problem, i bet somebody here knows the answer.
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Old Jun 18, 2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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Download a program called caffeine. When you run this it will override any settings and stop your computer from sleeping
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Old Jun 19, 2011, 12:55 PM   #4
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the only way I can get my '09 mac pro to sleep is by using a program called "PleaseSleep".

It sleeps my mac pro, unlike a program called 'Narcolepsy'. I was hoping narcolepsy would work, because it has a setting to not sleep if itunes is playing. PleaseSleep only has a setting to not sleep if itunes is RUNNING. ... doesn't work for me on my music server...

any one else have a suggestion?

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Old Jun 20, 2011, 04:28 PM   #5
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Cant help you with that. hope you figure it out
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 05:05 PM   #6
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did.

pleasesleep --to ensure sleeping
jitter --to prevent sleep while itunes is playing back

works "perfectly" (thought should be unnecessary me thinks)

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Old Mar 9, 2012, 02:18 PM   #7
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did.

pleasesleep --to ensure sleeping
jitter --to prevent sleep while itunes is playing back

works "perfectly" (thought should be unnecessary me thinks)

r.
Could you please tell me where I can find "jitter"?
My Mac mini 2011 (10.7.3) is also going to sleep although iTunes is playing.
I don't want to disable sleep completely. Is it a bug or a feature??

edit: http://www.sticksoftware.com/software/Jiggler.html

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