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I have an application to run a slideshow on the mac. I would like to disable screen dimming when I start the slideshow, and enable it again when I stop the slideshow... Therefore I need an api into the MAC to do so. Is anybody aware of such api? ( I am aware of caffine - but that disables this for the whole application...I only want when I have selected screenshow.)

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  • Invoke caffeinate as a subprocess before starting the screen show and kill it afterwards? – Daniel Apr 13 '18 at 22:18

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