Have 'Caffeine' app activate on launch?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bsheridan, May 12, 2009.

  1. bsheridan macrumors 6502

    bsheridan

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    Does anyone know how I could have caffeine app activate on launch by editing some code for it? I can't see a preference for what I want.
    I use quicksilver a lot and it would be much easier to open caffeine with 'caffeine activated' as default.

    b.
     
  2. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Edit: nm, didn't read op's question properly.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    System Preferences -> Accounts -> Login Items tab.

    It's a foreground app, so using as a Startup Item won't work.
     
  4. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    or you could try control+click on caffiene and select open at login........
     
  5. bsheridan thread starter macrumors 6502

    bsheridan

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    I don't think I've described what I mean clearly. Yes it is possible to have Caffeine open at login, but it is not activated.
    What I would like is whenever I open the Caffeine app, (be it at login, from the applications folder, or by invoking a quicksilver command) to be activated by default. Currently it is unactivated on default and I can see no obvious option to change this.
     
  6. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    um. why not just change your computer to never goto sleep.

    sys prefs->energy saver

    if you don't want it to ever goto sleep then do it that way. it's not really that big of a pain to click on caffiene in the menu bar when you want it to stay on. that way you can turn it OFF faster.
     
  7. bsheridan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know its a quick click of the mouse but I'm jut looking for the alternative. I tend to navigate more using my keyboard than my mouse.
     
  8. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    You've probably already seen this, but a newer version of Caffeine does have an option in the preferences to 'Activate on Launch'.

    This is probably what you're looking for.

    If you're using Caffeine with Quicksilver and want a way to activate / deactivate it quickly, then take a look at my applescript here:

    http://patjack.co.uk/toggling-caffeine-and-keeping-your-mac-awake
     

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