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Pause is a small Applescript Studio app to help make your life easier. Have you ever wanted to go to bed and have the computer turn the music off later? Ever wanted to watch a DVD in bed and know that if you fall asleep the computer will still turn off after the film? Well, Pause will do all that for you.

Pause provides a simple and clear interface with a good variety of options. This program is still in development, so if there are any features you would like added, please contact me!

IMPORTANT! There is a bug in Apple's bindings system (which Pause now uses) that means none of the scripts previously bindled with this app more...

What's New

Version 2.1.1: Resolved bug that occurred when ending the timer on some systems

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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techpusa
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Where it says "custom events," I clicked the question mark right beside it so that I can learn how to make my own script. When I clicked on that question mark button, it says to go to the disk image to check out the documentaion on how to create it. Well, I went there and opened up the text file; I read the whole thing, but doesn't say how to create your own scripts.

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Version 2.1.1
cruzdrew
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Hey it runs applescripts you can make them do pretty much anything but its kind of a pain learning the language enough to make anything except simple scripts. You make the scripts with Script Editor it should be in Applescript inside your applications folder. It also should have some example scripts. For more information on it check out Applescript

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Anonymous
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Seriously a cool app.

Works everytime, I go to bed, play music, when I wake up the computer is shut down. Just what it's meant to do.

The coolest thing is how it fades sound out over a period of time you can set so it eases out rather than ending ubrubtly and interrupting sleep.

I also use it with Disk Utility. I'll repair my permissions set Pause and walk away knowing my computer will shut down after it's through repairing.

Great App. AND IT'S FREE.

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Version 2.0.4
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Anonymous
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This simply crashes on me when I try to run it. It opens up, shows a dialog and then crashes. 2.0.1 under 10.4 (1.8dual G5 PowerMac). :-(

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Version 2.0.1
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Anonymous
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Does exactly what it says on the tin. I notice there's no opportunity to cancel out of the dialog, which is a bit awkward if you just - for exampe - ran it up to learn or remind yourself what the options available were.

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Version 1.6
Solewood Software (Developer)
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Do you mean the main screen of the app? If you just wish to view it, you can then simpply quit the app.

The close window button is disabled because having started the timer, you cannoot then accidentally close the timer window.

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Anonymous
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Nice update,
BUT i dont like the fact that it launches iTunes every time it launches.
It can be used for a load of other reasons, not only iTunes, (there is a DVD option included) so why does it launch iTunes???

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Version 1.0
Solewood Software (Developer)
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Thanks for the info. I always have iTunes running on mmy system so I've never really considered it an issue. Next release should fix this.

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Anonymous
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Thanks!!

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Anonymous
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You got your wish :)

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Anonymous
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GREAT PROGRAM
it works great, very reliable
I use it about every night
its wonderful!
great features, lots of options
and at just about the best price possible

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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
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I sleep my iMac G5 more than once everyday and have never had any problems. Set this to sleep it after 2 hours today which worked until I tried to wake it - wouldn't wake, black screen, fans running slowly, no power light. Took the power cord out, replaced it, tried to start - nothing, fans going, black screen, power light on. Tried this numerous times with the same results, gave up and left the machine for 10 min, then tried again and it was fine (?).
Possibly a coincidence but I won't be using this again for a while

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Version 0.5.1
Solewood Software (Developer)
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Dear Annon, sorry to hear about your problem.

It seems most unusual that the iMac would not start properly again, even after you had removed the power cable. The sleep function in pause works simply by the applescript command:

Tell app "System Events" to sleep

So it shouldn't cause any problems like you've experienced unless they're Apple's fault. I have had an issue whereby I couldn't persuade the computer to fully wake from sleep (black screen, fans going but no other response, I have an iMac G4), but this was after sleeping the computer using the power button.

Afraid I can't remember how exactly I recovered from that position before, I think I either had to force restart the computer, or perhaps sleeping it and then re-awakening fixed the problem.

Can I ask that you just try testing this a few times more to see if the issue happens again (I suggest you save all your work first!). I reiterate that I can't see how Pause could be causing the problem, but if it is I would dearly like to know so I can look into it more. If not, it sounds like it could be a firmware issue, and in which Apple need to look into it.

Yours Sincerely,
Mike Abdullah.

Solewood Software (Developer)
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Also, this article has come up on MacFixIt, it may help you: http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20050328074518672

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Anonymous
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I'd just like to add that this level of developer concern and interaction is extremely refreshing.

Keep up the good work.

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Mo Moosa
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This program is simple, yet brilliant.

It has THE easiest interface ever, it's just a choice template, nothing difficult, it gives the user good control over their laptop, without even being there (I can set the Powerbook to shut down in 5 minutes if needs be).


Get Pause. Good software, good work.


Regards,
Mo.

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Version 0.4.1
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Anonymous
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Very handy and intuitive.

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Version 0.4.1
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Anonymous
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Very handy little app.
Thanks for this.

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Version 0.4
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Downloads 15,502
Version Downloads 7,715
License Free
Date 06 Dec 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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