Even though GS7 is open (minimised to the dock) scheduled listings will not launch at the scheduled time. When I go to correct this listings start as soon as I click on the dock icon. I am losing spacing between listings and missing my preferred listing times unless I actually sit there with it - which negates the whole point of having launch control and a scheduler.
Sorry for the delay in answering. We are quite puzzled as of why this is happening.
My best guess is that your Mac mistakenly things GarageSale supports “AppNap” and suspends it.
When GarageSale’s windows stop updating, can you check with the Activity Viewer if the “App Nap” column shows yes. Also, when you do ‘Get Info’ on the GarageSale app, do you see the “Prevent App Nap” checkbox like shown on the first screenshot in this article:
Whats an activity viewer and where do I find it (its not on the Mac Help)?
When i do a “Get Info” on the Garage sale App and expand the “general” area there isn’t an App Nap control box to select (as per the screenshot). There is an unchecked box titled “Locked” in that area but the purpose isn’t clear.
I followed the further instructions in the Lifewire article but having tested these it hasn’t resolved the issue.
Its quite clear that the timer on the GS scheduler isn’t counting down unless the whole system is in use and maximised.
Once you have it running, please open the Console utility from (/Applications/Utility), select system.log and use the search field in the top right to filter for GarageSale (as shown on the screenshot).
Here is another console system log; note the gap in timings between 19:53 and 20:21. Listings were scheduled to start from 20:02 but because the PC was unattended the listings failed to start. The timer on the GS Scheduler had frozen up with 8 minutes to go.
I am certain the event was enabled, the gap in timing from the screenshot was during a period the scheduler window was minimised to the dock, the items launched immediately after re-opening the Scheduler window when the clock corrected. The countdown clock on the scheduler is showing a “time to next event” (which wouldn’t be there if the event was not enabled), but if the scheduler window is minimised, or if the system shuts down to screensaver due to inactivity, the countdown clock in the Scheduler window freezes and doesn’t correct itself until the programme is in the foreground on an active session.
This version has the same problem, console picture attached from this evening’s listing; items scheduled to start at 20:02, but screensaver came on ten minutes before that and the Schedule Timer stopped triggering. I got back to the PC at ten past 8 and immediately the listings triggered. The countdown timer on the GS scheduler had frozen with ten minutes to go.