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Prevent your computer from entering inactivity modes

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Little tool that prevents your computer from entering inactivity modes. Can run in a terminal or in the notification area. Written in Python 3 and Qt 5.

Compatible with Linux, OS/X and Windows.


  • Python 3
  • PySide2
  • pyautogui


Using PIP

#pip3 install qaffeine

This will pull the dependencies automatically.

Using the supplied in the source tree

#python3 install


Command line


$ qaffeine-cli -h
usage: Prevent computer inactivity by simulating key presses
       [-h] [-n] [-d DELAY] [-k KEY] [-v]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -n, --nogui           Don't start a GUI, only a operate in text mode
  -d DELAY, --delay DELAY
                        Delay between key presses in seconds [default: 5] -
                        only valid with --nogui
  -k KEY, --key KEY     Key to press [default: altright]; see keys.txt for a
                        list of valid values - only valid with --nogui
  -v, --version         Show version number and exit


Running qaffeine without any argument starts the graphical interface. Qaffeine then runs in the notification area.



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