Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting documentation for common issues with Amphetamine.

Amphetamine Does Not Keep My Mac Awake
Troubleshooting Amphetamine Amphetamine keeps your Mac awake by applying system power assertions: one to keep your display awake (optional), and one to ...
Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 at 12:58 AM
App or Process Missing In While App Is Running... List/App Trigger List
Some apps and processes are not available for selection due to security features in macOS. Read more about those features here. Despite the limitations ...
Thu, 20 Jun, 2019 at 12:11 PM
Amphetamine's Preferences Are Not Being Retained/Saving
In rare cases, some or all of Amphetamine's preferences may not save as expected or are reset to their default values upon restarting Amphetamine or re...
Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 at 12:22 PM
My Mac's Display Is Not Sleeping
If you have Amphetamine configured to allow display sleep, but find that your display continues to stay awake, follow these steps to confirm and resolve the...
Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 at 12:59 AM
Amphetamine Not Responding or Otherwise Not Functioning as Expected
If Amphetamine is not working as expected, is freezing, etc. the first step to resolving the issue is to confirm whether the issue persists under a new user...
Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 at 12:59 AM
How to Reset Amphetamine's Preferences
If Amphetamine is not working properly, a common solution is to reset Amphetamine's preferences.  Note that deleting Amphetamine's preferences...
Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 at 12:59 AM
Mac Still Sleeps After Closing Lid
Why does my still Mac sleep when closing its lid? In order for your Mac to stay awake while in clamshell (closed lid) mode, you must meet very specific req...
Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 at 1:00 AM
Amphetamine Does Not Launch at Login
Enable Launch at Login Amphetamine has a preference to control whether it should launch every time you log in to your Mac. This setting can be found in Pre...
Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 at 1:00 AM
Amphetamine's Icon Appears In Dock/App Switcher
Overview By default, Amphetamine's icon will appear in the Dock and app switcher (seen when using command-tab to switch between apps). This is require...
Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 at 12:19 PM
Screen Saver Fails to Restart After Remotely Accessing Mac
If you remotely access a Mac that has an active Amphetamine session running, and that session allows the screen saver to run, you may find that the screen s...
Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 at 1:00 AM