Prevent sleep

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kjmff5, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2011
    I was wondering if there's a way to prevent my computer from sleeping when using a particular app. For example, when I log onto Citrix(for EMR), I don't want my computer to sleep or turn off the screen. But when I am not using the app, I want my energy settings to stay as is.
    What are my options?
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    You can use Caffeine, which will keep your computer awake without changing settings.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    I also use Caffeine. It does not work automatically per application... but it is trivial (single click in menu bar) to turn on/off.

    If the coffee cup is full... you stay awake. If empty... you can sleep.

  4. macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Auckland, New Zealand
    The Jiggler can be set to keep your machine awake when a certain application is running. It's a small app, so you could just set it to jiggle when you're running that one app, and have The Jiggler automatically launch with OS X so it's always running and you don't have to think about it.
  5. macrumors demi-god


    Nov 7, 2009
    Irvine, CA

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