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Small problem - it doesn't play nice with Caffeine


I'm using TimeOut and I like it. I'm also using Caffeine to prevent my MacBook Pro from dimming the screen. One problem I noticed is that TimeOut does not reset the time count due to inactivity if Caffeine is one.

Thanks and keep up the good work,

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Small problem - it doesn't play nice with Caffeine

That doesn't surprise me. Caffeine would work by inserting events to make the computer think it is constantly being used. Time Out uses the same mechanism as the screen saver to detect idle time - so Caffeine is working against Time Out, too.

If you want break resets on idle, you'll need to disable Caffeine.

Otherwise, you can manually reset them via the Break menu (in 1.5.1; version 1.5 had a bug where those items weren't available).