Pause
Pause 2.1.1
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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
What's New
Version 2.1.1: Resolved bug that occurred when ending the timer on some systems
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later







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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Nov 2005
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.
[Version 2.0.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Oct 2005
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). :-(
[Version 2.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Aug 2005
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.
[Version 1.6]

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Solewood Software (developer) replied on 12 Aug 2005
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 reviewed on 11 Jul 2005
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???
[Version 1.0]

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Solewood Software (developer) replied on 12 Jul 2005
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 commented on 12 Jul 2005
Thanks!!
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Anonymous commented on 26 Jul 2005
You got your wish :)
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Jul 2005
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
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Mar 2005
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
[Version 0.5.1]

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Solewood Software (developer) replied on 26 Mar 2005
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.
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Solewood Software (developer) replied on 28 Mar 2005
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 commented on 03 Apr 2005
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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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Mar 2005
Very handy and intuitive.
[Version 0.4.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Mar 2005
Very handy little app.
Thanks for this.
[Version 0.4]


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techpusa had trouble on 06 Jan 2006
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.
[Version 2.1.1]

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cruzdrew replied on 25 Aug 2006
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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Downloads:15,403
Version Downloads:7,616
Type:Utilities : AppleScript
License:Free
Date:06 Dec 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 will work. Also, do not attempt to run Pause scripts from the iTunes script menu as the two will just sit there waiting for each other to finish!


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