A Macintosh Utility
WakeyWakey works well with Synergy. It allows the user to "Wake Up" or "Sleep" another Macintosh.
WakeyWakey is a utility application that runs on Mac OS X (Lion or Mountain Lion). It was born out of necessity. I have two Macs that share a keyboard and mouse. The problem was that the second system’s monitor would go to sleep. I had to figure out a way to wake up the second monitor. The result is WakeyWakey.
On the system that goes to sleep, run WakeyWakey as the Listener (Server). On the system that will wake up the other monitor, run WakeyWakey in the Control (Client) mode.
When running in Control Mode, WakeyWakey can either tell the remote Mac to "Sleep" or "Wake Up". When putting it to "Sleep", the user has the choice of putting the "System" to sleep or just the "Display" via the PopUp menu. "Wake Up" is ambiguous and the "Sleep" choice does not matter.
WakeyWakey is primarily designed to work on the Ethernet. However, it will work over WiFi in certain modes. If you just want to wake up the monitor display WakeyWakey will work over WiFi. However if you want to wake up a system that is sleeping via the Apple Menu Sleep or the WakeyWakey System "Sleep" command, the Wifi Connection must be via an Airport device that supports the Bonjour Sleep Proxy. For example the app was tested using a MacBook Pro that was connected to the local network via an Airport Express running in pass-thru mode. See Apple’s “About Wake On Demand” article.
WakeyContol, the companion iOS app that allows you to control a Macintosh is available for free at the iTunes App Store.
Current Version 2.3.0 (4) 6-Jan-2013
- adds ability to sleep either the System or just the Display
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