1.5 out of 5 with 4 ratings

Caffeine for Windows Reviews

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This has got to be the worst user experience possible when knowing it's OS X original counterpart.

  • it fails to run if you just download it *
  • the requirement of the Visual C++ redistributable is undocumented on the downloads page
  • no configuration gui (making it only slightly worse than No Doze)

Try Sleep Preventer instead. Perfect.

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Sometimes it doesn't work on Windows 10 (November 2019 Update). Windows can go to sleep when Caffeine is active.

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Very unfriendly with Git Bash and other console windows, because every few seconds inserts "~" character.

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Caffeine just does not work reliably for me under Windows 10. Sometimes it prevents my PC from locking; other times, it does not. I've tried the various options, including -useshift, but nothing helps.

Ginseng is the only alternative I've found that works 100%, but it is absolutely feature devoid.

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