News and Updates
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How to Log Out Users After Ten Minutes
Learn how to automatically log out users after a period of use.
You can create an event in Power Manager to automatically log out users after a set period of time. The user will be warned before the log out occurs and see a count down timer in the menu bar. We have helped numerous organisations create schedules to implement a robust automatic log out. …
Power Manager 5.1.0 Released
Announcing the launch of Power Manager 5.1.0 for macOS.
We are pleased to announce the launch of Power Manager 5.1. This update introduces a new trigger and set of related Schedule Assistant tasks. Power Manager requires macOS 10.12 or later. Updating Power Manager Power Manager will automatically check for updates every so often, so there is nothing to do. …
Introducing Power Manager 5
Introducing Power Manager 5. A major update to the Mac automation and energy saving tool.
Today we released a major upgrade to Power Manager. This is a significant upgrade and one that has been in development for years. This upgrade is the first paid upgrade in nine years. We released Power Manager 4 in July 2010 and since then we have been providing support and regular updates to the v4 lineage. …
Unifying Power Manager's Removal
We revisited how Power Manager is removed.
Power Manager has always required files to be installed on your Mac. We have always included a means to remove those files. We try to limit the number of files that need to be installed and, with successive versions, we have reduced those files to a minimum. …
Modernising Power Manager's AppleScript
We revisited AppleScript support and gained a terminology reference.
Power Manager has included support for AppleScript for well over a decade. Recently we revisited the code that underpins AppleScript support and modernised it. Writing the original implementation of AppleScript for Power Manager felt like summiting a mountain. The time spent fitting together the demands of AppleScript and the design of Power Manager was gruelling, to say the least. …
AppleScript, Automator, and macOS 10.14 aka Mojave
Allowing permission for Power Manager to run your scripts.
Power Manager works well with macOS 10.14 but Apple have introduced changes that may affect your existing schedules. macOS 10.14 introduces additional security permissions for AppleScripts and Automator workflows. Your scripts now need explicit permission to access applications and files. …
Power Manager 4.6.5 Released
Announcing the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Professional 4.6.5 for Mac.
We are pleased to announce the launch of Power Manager 4.6.5. This update focuses on code modernisation and deprecates a few older security options. Power Manager 4.6.5 requires macOS 10.10 or later. Updating Power Manager Power Manager will automatically check for updates every so often, so there is nothing to do. …
How to Stop Your Mac Sleeping While Time Machine is Running
Learn how to keep your Mac awake while Time Machine is running.
You can tell Power Manager not to put your Mac to sleep while Time Machine is running. In this recipe, we walk through how to add this condition to your sleep event. Time Machine is macOS’s included back-up solution. Time Machine works in the background and quietly maintains a copy of your files and folders on an external storage device. …
Cloning and Deploying a Power Manager Schedule
Learn how to clone a Power Manager schedule using the command line tool pmctl.
In this recipe we will walk through cloning an existing Power Manager schedule and deploying it to other Macs. We will do this without Power Manager Professional and instead use Power Manager’s included command line tool pmctl. Power Manager Control - pmctl pmctl is a command line tool included with Power Manager. …
Power Manager 4.6.4 Released
Announcing the launch of Power Manager 4.6.4 for Mac.
We are pleased to announce the launch of Power Manager 4.6.4. This update fixes bugs and extends available durations from one day to one year. Power Manager 4.6.4 requires macOS 10.10 or later. Updating Power Manager Power Manager will automatically check for updates every so often, so there is nothing to do. …