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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:47 am    Post subject: Get some caffeine for your Mac Reply with quote

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/31941
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use it all the time, great little utility


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, ...
http://lightheadsw.com/caffeine/
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great program. Comes in handy when watching youtube videos or shows from hulu.com
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just love the names of OS X apps. Often the name alone makes me smile Very Happy

Sounds like a great little application.

Here a little app that I think is neat.
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/24004

Backdrop - fills your background with a solid color. Great for watching videos that aren't full screen.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion!

Just the thing I didn't quite realize I needed! Surprised
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
Here a little app that I think is neat.
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/24004

Backdrop - fills your background with a solid color. Great for watching videos that aren't full screen.

Also handy for checking for dead pixels. Wink

Actually, I use PiXel Check for doing that.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok I have a quick question because I won't get my mac for about another day but this program caffeine, can't you just adjust your sleep setting and screen saver to a longer period of time so you can watch youtube and hulu without interruptions. On my pc I think I have it set to 2 hours which is way more time than I need but it prevents the monitor from fading to black or going to sleep if I'm in the middle of watching something.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lynx2cross wrote:
Ok I have a quick question because I won't get my mac for about another day but this program caffeine, can't you just adjust your sleep setting and screen saver to a longer period of time so you can watch youtube and hulu without interruptions. On my pc I think I have it set to 2 hours which is way more time than I need but it prevents the monitor from fading to black or going to sleep if I'm in the middle of watching something.

Yes, you can, but it's very inconvenient, and requires going back to "re-do" all the normal settings after watching your program. Normally I really want my screen saver to kick in pretty quickly, and for the monitor to sleep a certain time after that. Caffeine allows me to switch those settings off quickly, and even if I forget to switch it off again it times out eventually anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:44 am    Post subject: Re: Get some caffeine for your Mac Reply with quote

The Pontificator wrote:
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/31941


That is pretty useful, thanks!!
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