Jiggler
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Prevent screensaver and screen mode activation.   Free
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Jiggler is a little freeware utility that jiggles your mouse periodically, preventing sleep and screensavers from interrupting the jobs your computer is doing. No more having to change your sleep and screensaver delays back and forth in System Preferences -- just jiggle!
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • Now compatible with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard through OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Bug fixes and minor new features
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Jiggler User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+2

tot31 reviewed on 09 Nov 2011
Works great on my Lion 10.7.2....
[Version 1.4]


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dieselman reviewed on 05 Nov 2011
did not work on OSX OS X 10.7.2.
[Version 1.4]


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Kbear2 reviewed on 19 Sep 2011
I have my screen set to demand my password when the MBP goes to sleep and is awakended so Jiggler saves me a ton of time and aggravation by keeping the screen active. Also use it on my home Mac.
[Version 1.4]


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+1
Chrisrosa commented on 04 Nov 2009
Would love to see a version of this that would tie into an iSight cam to watch for movement. Movement=Jiggle. No movement=no jiggle.
[Version 1.4]


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+9

Simon Wolf reviewed on 28 Sep 2009
This is a very useful app and it's great to see that it has been updated for Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.4]


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aliceinreality reviewed on 02 Aug 2006
I downloaded Jiggler a few weeks ago, and just used it for the first time this evening. I used it to keep my laptop from dimming the screen while I was watching a movie (I have to re-register for Quicktime Pro after my laptop had a little bit of a misunderstanding with me, and I haven't done that yet, so I was having to watch in Fit to Screen sizing), and it worked like a dream.

However, if I were to improve on this app, I would make the Jiggler active icon a bit smaller and transparent, and include a way to move it out of the center of the screen. Since it's easily disabled, though, it isn't a big deal.

Also, the app is free, so it's not like a small annoyance is worth crying over. =p Thanks for the app!
[Version 1.3]


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+5

baby bloc reviewed on 15 Jun 2006
Wow, I had version 0.1 and these updates are nice. I'd forgotten about jiggler, and should have used it recently when I was burning DVD projects but wanted my laptop to sleep when I wasn't doing that. Much easier than going back and forth from Energy Saver. I think my powerbook fell asleep while running DiskWarrior the other day. Not good. Glad to be reminded and get the update.
Oh, and free is a gift, thanks.
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Dec 2004
I use this when I want to keep an eye on the status of large downloads over a flaky dialup line. Excellent application at a bargain price.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Dec 2004
"Why use this? Why don't you just change your energy saver settings?"

Why use Exposé? Why don't you just shrink and drag around all your windows?

Jiggler is easier. Just because you don't want it to sleep right at that moment (Downloading, exhibiting photos/videos) doesn't mean you want it to never sleep again.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Dec 2004
I just set my computer to never sleep, then set a corner for "never activate screen saver"
[Version 1.2]


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-2
SixtyK had trouble on 07 Sep 2009
I love Jiggler. I have been using it for some time but it seems to crash at startup under Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.3]



+29

Screentom rated on 17 Jun 2013

[Version 1.5]


Downloads:10,018
Version Downloads:1,247
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:16 Jun 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Jiggler is a little freeware utility that jiggles your mouse periodically, preventing sleep and screensavers from interrupting the jobs your computer is doing. No more having to change your sleep and screensaver delays back and forth in System Preferences -- just jiggle!


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