Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Best Confirmation Button Ever

Kyle Barrow shows a button from backup app Carbon Copy Cloner:

OK, I will jiggle the mouse every 20 seconds or so to keep the system awake

There are actually hardware mouse jigglers that can do this for you, although it looks like the same goal can be accomplished via software power assertions.

Bombich Software:

You’re right. I hadn’t considered using a DeclareUserActivity sleep assertion because it isn’t be appropriate for backup tasks, but

yeah, that’s the right use here, and it’s a supported mechanism. I’ll take a look at that for the next update, thanks!

Update (2016-11-10): See also Energy Efficiency Guide and QA1340 (via McCloudStrife).

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