Starting Sleep Monitor

The first time you launch Sleep Monitor, a welcome message will be displayed. After reading the message you will be given the option to install a background helper tool.

The background helper tool is required to collect information about what your Mac is doing. Without the helper tool, Sleep Monitor will have no information to show you.

The helper tool can be installed in a number of ways. This provides flexibility in what Sleep Monitor can report on, and which users can see the information.

Let's look at each option for installing the helper tool:

Install for Everyone

The helper tool can be set to run whenever the Mac is powered on. The helper tool will continue even if no-one is logged in and is not affected by users logging in and out. The helper tool will continue gathering information for Sleep Monitor until you ask it to stop.

Install for You

The helper tool can be set to run only when you are logged in. This includes stopping when you log out, and resuming when you log back in. The helper tool will continue gathering information for Sleep Monitor until you ask it to stop.

Skip Install: Run Until Log Out

You can skip the installation process. In this situation the helper tool will be launched but not installed. The helper tool will gather information until you ask it to stopped, or until you next log out; whichever happens first.

Procedure 2.1. Starting Sleep Monitor

  1. Launch the Sleep Monitor application.
  2. Click on the Start button at the top-left of the main window.
  3. Select how to run the helper tool.
  4. Click the Install or Skip button.