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Caffeine-indicator is a command line tool used on Linux systems to prevent automatic screen lock or screensaver activation. It is particularly useful in cases where you want to keep your screen awake, such as during presentations, reading lengthy articles, or watching videos. This tool is an indicator app that runs in the system tray and provides an easy way to toggle the screen lock on or off. Caffeine-indicator can be controlled through various methods, including the command line, keyboard shortcuts, or by clicking on its icon in the system tray. It offers a simple and lightweight solution to temporarily disable the screen lock without altering system settings or power management configurations. The tool supports multiple desktop environments, such as GNOME, Unity, MATE, and Xfce, making it versatile and compatible with different Linux distributions. When activated, caffeine-indicator will prevent the screen from locking even if the user is idle. It automatically detects if certain applications are running, such as media players or full-screen applications, and will disable the screensaver during their execution. Caffeine-indicator can be configured to automatically activate after a specific period of inactivity or stay active indefinitely until manually disabled. Overall, caffeine-indicator provides an efficient way to keep your screen awake when needed and offers easy control options for temporary screen lock prevention.

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