Lights Out
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Expands the functionality of Energy Saver.   Shareware ($9.99)
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Lights Out enables hot corners to put your Mac to sleep or keep it awake. Lights Out can set sleep on or off for individual applications. Lights Out cures Energy-Saver insomnia.

Many software packages, scanners, and peripherals can interfere with your Mac's normal sleeping patterns. Lights Out offers a secondary idle timer to put your Mac to sleep even when Energy Saver fails to do so.

Lights Out gives you easy control and status of system sleep right from its Dock icon. Simple to configure, and simple to use, Lights Out makes no harmful changes to your
What's New
Version 3.1.4:
  • Adds option to lock the desktop.
  • Improves the ability to set custom no-sleep intervals.
  • Minor optimizations and improvements.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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Lights Out User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Schmelding commented on 22 Apr 2008
No screenshot = no download. Sorry.
[Version 2.3.2]

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Schmelding replied on 21 Feb 2014
At the time I wrote this there was no screenshot provided. Now that there is one, I retract my previous snarkiness. :)
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Jeff-H. commented on 19 Mar 2006
Lights Out is working on my G5 now, and was very shortly after my last comment. Works like a charm, as always.

The only feature I would like to see is a "sleep" "force sleep" choice. In other words, a check box that enables the Mac to be put to sleep if idle entirely, but to remain awake if I have EyeTV open.
If I forget to make it "inactive", it just goes to sleep...very annoying.

Other than that...
[Version 2.2.7]


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Jeff-H. commented on 03 Mar 2006
Worked well on my G4, 10.3 (something)- 10.4 (something), but doesn't seem to work at all on my G5 (10.4.5).

My G5 was sleeping and acting normally before 10.4.5, but now, with or without Lights Out, it won't sleep unless I make it sleep.

No new USB, and what's plugged in (in a Belkin hub) I need on a daily.

Dunno...
[Version 2.2.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Sep 2005
Hello

Will software like this help with the "deep sleep" issues that installing 3rd parties USB 2.0 cards sometimes cause?
Thanks!
[Version 2.2.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jun 2005
Anyone else having this program stalling? It just becomes completely unresponsive. I've tried trashing the prefs, but it actually seemed to make it worse.
[Version 2.2.7]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Sep 2005
Yup, it happens to me. No idea why or how to solve it. Seems a serious issue.
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Mar 2005
"...never MISSES a beat."
[Version 2.2.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Mar 2005
This application just works. My G4 desktop would not reliably go to sleep and would sometimes run for hours on end with the disk spinning all the time due to....well, who knows? No amount of tinkering or operating system upgrading made any difference.

No more. Now, with Lights Out running in the background, sleep is just a few minutes away. It never missess a beat.
[Version 2.2.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Dec 2004
My Mac won't go to sleep automatically despite my Energy Saver settings. It's probably due to my USB-bus powered scanner that interferes... Thanks to this little app, the Mac goes fast asleep automatically again, and I don't have to worry about forgetting to put it to sleep.
[Version 2.2.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Sep 2004
the mac guy is right, pointless. I tried it, it does not even have the most basic features
[Version 2.2.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Feb 2004
nice features, this is great. adds more options than just being able to 'go to sleep'.
[Version 2.2.2]


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bandido had trouble on 26 Nov 2007
I've installed lights out there's a few month ago but I don't want to keep it any more. After erase it, application and any prefs, it continue to work. I want to erase it permanently. The question is "HOW ?" (v 2.3.2).
[Version 2.3.2]


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Downloads:13,157
Version Downloads:333
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Shareware
Date:14 Oct 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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Lights Out enables hot corners to put your Mac to sleep or keep it awake. Lights Out can set sleep on or off for individual applications. Lights Out cures Energy-Saver insomnia.

Many software packages, scanners, and peripherals can interfere with your Mac's normal sleeping patterns. Lights Out offers a secondary idle timer to put your Mac to sleep even when Energy Saver fails to do so.

Lights Out gives you easy control and status of system sleep right from its Dock icon. Simple to configure, and simple to use, Lights Out makes no harmful changes to your system. Launch it and quit it just like any normal app!

Lights Out is Energy Saver's Little Helper!

Features:
  • User definable hot spots for CPU sleep and never sleep.
  • Easily switch sleep on and off.
  • Set sleep on or off for individual applications.
  • Application based for easy installation and stability.
  • Simple to configure and use.


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