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jwz: HDMI audio prevents screen saver
"Anyway, MacOS 10.11 still has the ridiculous bug that if your system audio output is set to HDMI, and iTunes is playing, then the screen saver will never activate and your screen will never lock. I fixed this once before, but the procedure has gotten more complicated because now certain system files can't be modified even by root. So now the new recipe is [...]"
hdmi  mac  osx  2015  macos  sleep  screensaver 
may 2017 by handcoding
Mac Won’t Sleep? Here’s How to Find Out Why And Fix It
"This works to determine both why a Mac won’t sleep and why a Mac display is not sleeping:

"Launch Terminal from /Applications/Utilities/ and type the following command:
pmset -g assertions

"Look through the reported assertion list for items with a “1” next to their name to find what’s keeping the Mac awake"
mac  osx  sleep  2012  macos  screensaver 
may 2017 by handcoding
Screensaver not working | Official Apple Support Communities
“Go to activity monitor and see if you have any apps running 'that are preventing sleep' and or that might be faking input (which would wake up screen saver)"
screensaver  mac  osx  2017  keyboardmaestro 
may 2017 by handcoding
Timed Macro Not Running - Questions & Suggestions - Keyboard Maestro Discourse
"If the screen is sleeping, locked, or screen saving, then you will not be able to activate an application, or do other UI tasks."
keyboardmaestro  screensaver  sleeping  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
After Upgrade to El Capitan, screen saver will ... | Official Apple Support Communities
If you should need to figure out why your Mac’s screensaver isn’t starting:
1. Open Activity Monitor
2. Make sure View → Columns → Preventing Sleep is checked
3. Then sort by that column to see which apps, if any, show as “Yes.”
mac  screensaver  sleep  elcapitan  10.11  osx  macos  canonical  activitymonitor  2015 
april 2017 by handcoding
function:SCREENSAVER [Keyboard Maestro Wiki]
“The SCREENSAVER() function returns whether the Mac is currently displaying the screen saver (or the display is off). It returns 1 if the screen saver is running, or the display is sleeping or locked. Generally, if it returns 1 it is probably not safe to perform UI."
keyboardmaestro  screensaver  locked  software  macros  2017 
march 2017 by handcoding
macosxhints.com - Change the screen saver's idle time via AppleScript
This page goes over a set of AppleScript to change the current screensaver's timeout.
applescript  screensaver  osx  mac  2008  timeout  minutes 
june 2008 by handcoding
Featured Mac Download: Caffeine keeps your Mac awake - Lifehacker
"Mac only: Single-purpose utility Caffeine disables your Mac's screensaver, sleep and screen auto-dimming with one click from the menu bar. Great for presentations, watching videos or extended discussions over something on your screen [...]"
mac  osx  software  freeware  screensaver  sleep 
july 2007 by handcoding

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