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

    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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    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

    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.

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    tightar5e;4753099

    Easiest Way.In the control panel, Start - Select Control Panel or click … 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!

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    Power DVD doesnt let the power saving stuff kick in anyway I don't think?

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    vibeone;4754250

    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;4754265

    I don't think media player does either, but I'm using media centre, … 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?

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    vibeone;4754299

    ahh ok...im guessing here a bit, but I thought there was an option to … 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.

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    Benjimoron;4754314

    Not seen that option, if I can figure out the profiles then I'll just … 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!

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    tightar5e;4753099

    Easiest Way.In the control panel, Start - Select Control Panel or click … 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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