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How to disable App Nap in 10.13.6?

I'm trying to disable App Nap for Chrome, but I can't find the checkbox anymore. Anyone know how to disable App Nap for a specific app in 10.13.6?
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Why is Illustrator throttled to 2% speed when it's in the background?

I regularly run a .jsx script in Adobe Illustrator that saves a bunch of files in a particular format. while Illustrator is the active app, running the script on 5 files takes 23 seconds. When ...
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Is it okay to use App Tamer to force apps such as Microsoft Word, to “App Nap?”

One (of the many) things which has always annoyed me about Microsoft Word 2016 (and indeed, pretty much all others apps in the Microsoft Office suite) is its inability to keep the background CPU usage ...
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Force an App to Nap

I'm on macOS 10.12.1 on a hackintosh/iMac. Is there a way I can force apps to nap? For example, Excel 2011 naps automatically but Excel 2016 does not nap even though it is hidden (CMD+H) and not in ...
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Is there a log file for App Nap?

I use a piece of specialty software that seems to be dealing badly with App Nap. Is there a way to retroactively list when App Nap acted on a specific process? The Console log shows symptoms (...
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Disable App Nap via Javascript/HTML

Is there a message that could be sent in a way that at least Safari, if not other browsers, understands that tells Mavericks not to engage App Nap? I have an HTML5 pseudo-MIDI rendering app (i.e., ...
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How can I tell programmatically whether a process is in app-nap?

I'm looking for a script, built-in shell command, or program (with sources) that can tell me whether a process is in App-nap mode or not. I want to use it in automated testing, for profiling and to ...
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Missing “Prevent App Nap” button on app

I have an app for which I want to prevent app nap. However, it does not have a "Prevent App Nap" checkbox. What can I do? Missing app nap prevention: Has app nap prevention:
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What are the different sleep modes on Mavericks MacBook Pros?

I'm confused about the different sleep modes on Mavericks MacBook Pros: PowerNap, App Nap, DarkWake, sleep, system sleep, display sleep, standby, hibernation, etc.? What do these terms mean and how ...
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Mavericks and App nap

One thing i've been wondering about is how Mavericks handles flash etc.... In the demo that Craig F did on stage, he hid a browser video (or animation) behind another window and then the activity ...