Useful Caffeine

We’ve all been to lectures with slide shows. Be they PowerPoint or Keynote, there is still one problem that seems to come up every single time. Automatic sleep mode or dimming. It’s not an obvious problem at all times, but if you run on battery power, you will know what I mean.

Caffeine

That’s where this small, free, and utterly useful little app comes in: Caffeine from Lighthead Software. It’s an app that places a small icon in your menu bar, click it and you computer won’t go to sleep nor dim the screen. This is, as I said useful in presentations. But you know what, it works wonders on a laptop when playing YouTube or Google Videos as well. See, full screen flash for some reason, does not register as full screen video to Mac OS X (Tiger at least), and there for dims the screen when no mouse or keyboard use is detected.

Anyway, just thought I’d pass this gem along!

Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation.

~Author Unknown~

Thobias

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