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Easy way to have seperate profiles for power saving features on the pc?

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Basically I've got it set up so my display goes off after 10 minutes and the pc on standby after 15. Which sucks when 10 minutes into a program the screen shuts off! Is there a way to get it to au…
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Basically I've got it set up so my display goes off after 10 minutes and the pc on standby after 15. Which sucks when 10 minutes into a program the screen shuts off!

Is there a way to get it to automatically disable the power saving features when I'm playing a video? Or at least a quick way to change them without having to manually change the features back and forth every time I want to watch something?

Cheers!
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
in power management you can save different profiles so it would be a case of just changing the profile when you want to, dont think theres a way of setting so it doesnt go off when playing a vid though
1 Like #2
Easiest Way.
In the control panel, Start - Select Control Panel or click on my computer, on the left is other places - control panel. Find Icon - Power Options, the first tab has power schemes, then choose - DVD Playback. If you right click over the Power Options Icon, you can create a shortcut on your desktop - to go straight to it and select a different power scheme. Then when you have finished select a different Power scheme , say long life and change the settings below accordingly.

On a Toshiba (the Laptop I use) there is a Power Saving Icon, bottom right taskbar. Toshiba Power Saver program allows you 4 modes Normal,DVD Playback,Presentation,Long Life. Its pretty comprehensive so, as the battery is being drained, it can dim the screen/ turn off at different battery charge levels. Not sure whether this programme would run on a Standard computer but its very good.
#3
tightar5e
Easiest Way.
In the control panel, Start - Select Control Panel or click on my computer, on the left is other places - control panel. Find Icon - Power Options, the first tab has power schemes, then choose - DVD Playback. If you right click over the Power Options Icon, you can create a shortcut on your desktop - to go straight to it and select a different power scheme. Then when you have finished select a different Power scheme , say long life and change the settings below accordingly.

On a Toshiba (the Laptop I use) there is a Power Saving Icon, bottom right taskbar. Toshiba Power Saver program allows you 4 modes Normal,DVD Playback,Presentation,Long Life. Its pretty comprehensive so, as the battery is being drained, it can dim the screen/ turn off at different battery charge levels. Not sure whether this programme would run on a Standard computer but its very good.



Cheers, will try this when I get home.

I've seen the profiles on a laptop but this is for my desktop. Hopefully they work the same!
banned 1 Like #4
Power DVD doesnt let the power saving stuff kick in anyway I don't think?
#5
vibeone
Power DVD doesnt let the power saving stuff kick in anyway I don't think?


I don't think media player does either, but I'm using media centre, iplayer and streaming from other sources.
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Benjimoron
I don't think media player does either, but I'm using media centre, iplayer and streaming from other sources.

ahh ok...

im guessing here a bit, but I thought there was an option to disable powersaving if running a full screen application?
#7
vibeone
ahh ok...

im guessing here a bit, but I thought there was an option to disable powersaving if running a full screen application?


Not seen that option, if I can figure out the profiles then I'll just have to remember to switch before I use it as a tv.
banned#8
Benjimoron
Not seen that option, if I can figure out the profiles then I'll just have to remember to switch before I use it as a tv.

It might have been something I've seen on a custom laptop power management thingy or something then! :)
#9
tightar5e
Easiest Way.
In the control panel, Start - Select Control Panel or click on my computer, on the left is other places - control panel. Find Icon - Power Options, the first tab has power schemes, then choose - DVD Playback. If you right click over the Power Options Icon, you can create a shortcut on your desktop - to go straight to it and select a different power scheme. Then when you have finished select a different Power scheme , say long life and change the settings below accordingly.

On a Toshiba (the Laptop I use) there is a Power Saving Icon, bottom right taskbar. Toshiba Power Saver program allows you 4 modes Normal,DVD Playback,Presentation,Long Life. Its pretty comprehensive so, as the battery is being drained, it can dim the screen/ turn off at different battery charge levels. Not sure whether this programme would run on a Standard computer but its very good.



The options are different as I'm on a desktop, but I've set high performance to not turn off the display for an hour so that should be fine. I've set balanced to turn off after 3 minutes. Hopefully I'll remember to change it before/after watching something and hopefully running my pc on balanced rather than high performance won't make it run like sheite.

I may give up and leave it on high performance, just wanted to save the planet a little by having it put itself to sleep. Maybe I'll just have it so it sleeps after an hour, should still save the isle of wight then.

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