Event Notifications and Options

You can customise the look and timing of event notifications.

Event notifications appear before a pending event is performed. The notification provides authorized users with the opportunity to cancel or delay the event.

Power Manager > Action (cog) menu > Notification Preferences…

You must restart after changing the Pending Event Options.

Pending Event Options affect the Mac OS X authorization rights database; a restart is required to be sure changes are applied to all users.

Universal Access

The notification is designed not to obscure or interfere with any running applications. It will never take the keyboard focus.

This lack of interference can be a concern for some. Those using screen readers or assistance software may prefer an alternative notification; to do this you need to change a default setting for those users.

Enable a Universal Notification

Copy and paste the following commands into the Terminal application.

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defaults write uk.co.dssw.powermanager.assistant notifier cfnotifier
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killall pmassistant
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/usr/local/powermanager/bin/pmassistant.app/Contents/MacOS/pmassistant &

Restoring the Default Notification

To disable the universal style notification, copy and paste the following commands into the Terminal application.

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defaults delete uk.co.dssw.powermanager.assistant notifier
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killall pmassistant
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/usr/local/powermanager/bin/pmassistant.app/Contents/MacOS/pmassistant &