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I love caffeine, but I really wish it were just a keyboard shortcut or perhaps a command line / terminal command. Has anyone figured out a way to activate / deactivate Caffeine using another method besides clicking?

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Ask the developer to implement a shortcut ? Otherwise you have two options : NO, or you can make a UI applescript hack to access the menubar and click it for you. – Kassym Dorsel Oct 26 '11 at 22:05
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Caffeine has a tiny AppleScript dictionary:

tell application "Caffeine"
    if active then
        turn off
    else
        turn on
    end if
end tell

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How can you tell what is in the application's Applescript dictionary? – cwd Oct 27 '11 at 19:27
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@cwd Open Dictionary (⇧⌘O) in AppleScript Editor. – user495470 Oct 28 '11 at 4:25

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