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InsomniaX is a small utility that acts as a wrapper to the Insomnia kernel extension.

InsomniaX disables either lid and/or idle sleep on your MacBook - any MacBook - allowing you to play music through speakers even while it's closed! or simply just to quickly stop the system from going to sleep on idle

What's New

Version 2.1.3:
  • Insomnia is now r9 (Fixes issue where system will not sleep when unloaded with lid closed)
  • Fixed issue with CPU Safety menu item not working correctly
  • Insomnia will not load if it detects org.binaervarianz.driver.insomnia loaded
  • CPU Safety has been lowered to 80 degrees celsius
  • Status Icons are changed to use two different sections to better more...

Requirements

OS X 10.7 or later

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sosoyan Member IconReview+0
sosoyan
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It's seems I can't disable it even after unistall with your instruction, did you tested it with rMBP 10.8.4? My rMBP sleeps with closed lid, only when I unplug the AC... What to do???

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Version 2.1.3
Crus13
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Same here, identical sistem. it's working randomly even. Why do I want to be able to check enable/disable lidsleep on both battery and ac?(4 checkmarks!!)
Back to my faithful ol' ceffeine that worked perfect from SL times.

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Herojig
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Does not work with a 2013 MBA running ML. too bad.

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Version 2.1.3
Jeepster Member IconReview+6
Jeepster
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Very handy indeed! Took a little while for me to understand the relationship between the 'Disable Lid Sleep' first setting you see upon clicking on InsomniaX in the Menu bar and the 'Disable Lid Sleep on....' settings within Preferences for the various power settings and rules; basically I realised that the latter settings don't appear to take effect 'until' you remove the Magsafe Power connector and then re-connect it, then hey presto all is activated and makes sense.

One little additional feature could prove handy though (and has probably been mentioned already), which is to have an option to auto enable Display sleep upon Lid-Close. Therefore when the Lid is closed and the MacBook Pro continues to run (without system sleep), if anyone besides the User opens the Lid then they are presented with the password logon for security purposes, providing the user has set this within OS X's Security & Privacy within OS X's System Preferences.

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Version 2.1.3
Jstgermain Member IconReview+0
Jstgermain
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Seemed great till I actually utilized it. after one use, it would cause the computer to run really hard using a ton of system resources slowing down everything, and the program would freeze up and not allow me to enable or disable it. great features and hot keys, but, not worth the headache of having to reboot all the time to get it to start working again.

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Version 2.1.3
avluis Member IconReview+0
avluis
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Does what it says it does with extra bell and whistles, it's too easy to use and the menu is intuitive. It's free, can't beat that and so far very stable, no complaints here.
I got this to keep my wifi on so that my tv can reach my media server once I closed the lid on my MacBook Pro mid-2012 w/ 10.8.2.

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Version 2.1.3
DMA.be Member IconReview+0
DMA.be
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Works great !
Thx

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Version 2.1.3
ashcode Member IconReview+0
ashcode
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Just what I need.. This app works as it say..

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Version 2.1.3
rinopo Member IconReview+15
rinopo
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I used to use Caffeine then NoSleep (the one by Pavel Prokofiev) but recently switched to InsomniaX.

Caffeine doesn't support clam-shell mode. NoSleep does, and that's the only thing it does. InsomniaX is more full-featured and well-designed. I preferred InsomniaX's customizablity to NoSleep's simplicity.

A couple of improvement suggestion though:

When I select "Disable Lid Sleep" in the menu, the menu text changes to "Enable Lid Sleep". I find this a bit unintuitive, maybe because I'm not a native English speaker. I'd prefer if it turned to "✓ Disable Lid Sleep" (same text with check mark).

I installed InsomniaX on my iMac, and found that the menu still shows "Disable Lid Sleep" item, which is obviously unnecessary. If the software could detect on what machine it is installed and automatically disables (or hides) the unused feature, that would be nice.

There's a "CPU Safety" mode in the preferences menu. I looked around the readme and the developer's website but I couldn't find any description about what this setting actually means. Feel like better "safe" than not, but then why is this optional?

Anyway thank you very much for sharing such a great app!

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Version 2.1.2
Steffen_Leicht
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in the readme, you find this..

- CPU Safety has been lowered to 80 degrees celsius

so i think, its a safety feature when you closed the lid and the cpu goes to hot.
but what it does? shut down when to hot?

sheel jethwa Member IconReview+0
sheel jethwa
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Awesome app, allows me to download all i want as the internet speeds in Africa are useless. they also are very helpfull when you have a problem as i had just experienced. I have just upgraded to v2.1.2 but v2.0 never gave me any hassle.

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Version 2.1.2
Yuzver' Member IconComment+2
Yuzver'
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Is there version for Snow Leopard 10.6.8 ?

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Version 2.1.2
semaja2.net (Developer)
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If you navigate to http://semaja2.net/insomniaxinfo you can find the download link for version 1.3.5 which should be compatible, otherwise a full catalog of versions is available at http://insomniax.semaja2.net but you will have to just keep trying different versions until you find the right one

If you have any issues post on my site and I will email you a response :)

Yuzver'
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Hello, I saw this link for 1.3.5 version on your site, but it is not work, show Internal Server Error.

semaja2.net (Developer)
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Sorry about that, try the below link

http://insomniax.semaja2.net/InsomniaX_1.3.5.tgz

Yuzver'
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Thanks, all very well :)

semaja2.net (Developer)
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No problems, I hope InsomniaX serves you well and if you believe it is worth it please consider donating :) also please leave some feedback here :)

Yuzver'
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Ok, send 3$ to Australia :)

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Version 2.1.3
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Version 2.1.3
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Version 2.1.3
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Levantado
Version 2.1.2
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Yuzver'
Version 2.1.2
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Version 2.0.1
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Semaja2.net
Version 2.0.1
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Version 1.3.5
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Version 1.3.5
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Version 1.3.5
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Details

Downloads 671,514
Version Downloads 160,541
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 06 Jan 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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