[JIML] Preference Pane and Stay Alive v.6.1

This page describes the Tools On Air Preference pane and the “Stay Alive” feature.

Tools On Air Preference Pane

Upon the first launch of the Just In Mac Lite application, a new preference pane named Tools On Air will be installed on that macOS machine.

Stay Alive

The Stay Alive feature can be used to automatically start (after system reboot) and additionally be "Kept Alive" at all times.

  • Power Outage: once the power returns and the system restarts, the Just In Mac Lite application will automatically start.

  • Unexpected Application Termination: If the Just In Mac Lite application crashes, it will automatically be restarted by the system.

Ensure that the Just In Mac Lite application is not running, before enabling the Stay Alive feature.

Start an Application using Stay Alive

When an application is enabled for Stay Alive, that application will always be started by the system (first after booting, then automatically whenever the application terminates for any reason).

Stop an Application using Stay Alive

Deactivate the checkbox in front of the application to stop it. A warning appears informing you that turning off Stay Alive will quit the selected application immediately. Click “Yes” to quit the application.

Optional: Required Path

When a volume or folder is specified in the Required Path section, the respective application will only be started when the specified volume/folder is mounted/available. This may be useful if you have a NAS, SAN, or other types of file systems that must be mounted during system startup and may take some additional time before they are available.

In this case, it is important not to start any ToolsOnAir applications that may rely on data from these file systems until the volume is available. By specifying such volumes in Stay Alive you can ensure that any ToolsOnAir application doesn’t get started until the relevant volume/file system is available.

Optional: Scheduled Restart

It is possible to schedule an automated restart for all applications that are controlled by Stay Alive at a predefined time. Activate the “No restart” checkbox and define the time and day the selected element should be restarted.


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