Creating a Schedule

You create your schedule in Power Manager's Sytem Preference pane.

Apple Menu > System Preferences… > Power Manager

We recommend you use the Schedule Assistant to create your first schedule. Click the Assistant… button in the Power Manager pane.

The Schedule Assistant will appear and ask you a series of questions. The assistant creates a schedule based on your answers.

You can modify the assistant's schedule freely.

Creating and Editing Events

An event is the working unit of Power Manager's scheduler. You create events and the scheduler puts them to work.

An event has two parts: a trigger and an action. These are the Action and When options in the Power Manager pane.

You can create events triggered in three different ways.

For more information see System Preference Reference > Add View > When.

Each event can perform a single action when triggered.

For more information see System Preference Reference > Add View > Action.

There is just one combination that can not be performed; an event triggered by after inactivity can not perform the start up or wake action.

The When you choose alters the date and time options further down the screen.

Once

The Once trigger performs the event on a specific time and date.

For more information see System Preference Reference > Once Trigger.

Daily

The Daily trigger performs the event once a day at a specific time.

You choose both the time and days the event will be performed.

Daily events are performed each day until they are removed from the Power Manager schedule, or are disabled.

For more information see System Preference Reference > Daily Trigger.

After inactivity

The After inactivity trigger performs the event each time a specific period of user inactivity occurs.

User inactivity is measured as any period of time where there is no user input. User input means mouse movement, button clicks, or keys pressed on the keyboard.

For more information see System Preference Reference > After Inactivity Trigger.