Prevent sleep

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

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    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

    Shrink

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    New England, USA
    #2
    You can use Caffeine, which will keep your computer awake without changing settings.
     
  3. macrumors 68040

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    Portland, OR
    #3
    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.

    /Jim
     
  4. macrumors member

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    #4
    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 regular

    iphonedude2008

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