How to Add On-Demand Behaviour to an Event

Power Manager events are typically performed when a specific trigger is detected. The range of available triggers is large and often extended in our free updates, but sometimes it is useful to be able to trigger your events manually.

You can trigger or perform events manually in Power Manager. This behaviour is called on-demand in the context of events. An on-demand event is available to trigger whenever you want it.

On-demand events appear in a few places. Power Manager's application shows them in the Engine view. They also appear in the Power Manager menu bar item. In the Power Manager Professional application, on-demand events have their own view. From all these locations, on-demand events can be triggered.

Any event can support on-demand behaviour.

On-demand allows an event to be triggered or performed. There is a difference between these two tasks:

  • Trigger causes the event to evaluate it's conditions;
  • Perform ignores the event's conditions and immediately executes the event's actions.

As most events do not have conditions, the difference between trigger and perform may not be important.

Let's walk through adding on-demand behaviour to an existing event in Power Manager.

Add On-Demand Behaviour

  1. Launch Power Manager.app
  2. Hold down the Option key and double-click on an event; this opens the event in the event editor.

    Option key and double-click the event

  3. Select Edit from the event's Action (cog) pop-up; this is the top-most block of the event.

    Select Edit from the top most Action (cog) pop-up menu

  4. If Behaviours is not visible, enable Behaviours in the Optional pop-up menu.

    Enable Behaviours from the Optional pop-up menu

  5. Select Can Perform On Demand from the Behaviours section.

    Enable the Can Perform On Demand behaviour

  6. Select Apply and Save

    Apply and Save the changes to the event

Your event now has the on-demand behaviour added. You should now be able to see the event in Power Manager's Engine view and in the menu bar item.

On-demand events in Power Manager's Engine view

If you would like to remove on-demand behaviour, do this by deselecting the Can Perform On Demand in step 5 above.

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