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Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ///mdriver, Dec 31, 2003.
Where can I alter this setting?
Also, is it bad that I never allow my PB to sleep?
It will sleep when you close the lid. You can't change that afaik.
The only bad thing about not letting a laptop sleep is shorter battery life. Apart from that there's nothing wrong with it.
I leave it plugged in over night, so I guess I'll just leave the lid open.
Damn... on PCs you can disable the sleep feature... oh well, im still glad i switched.
You could disable sleep mode > http://www.binaervarianz.de/projekte/programmieren/meltmac/
may I ask why?
there is something broken in mine which does not allow the pb to sleep when the lid is closed. the screen even stays on.
When you close the lid and it goes to sleep can't you plug a mouse or keyboard in and wake it that way?
I usually leave downloads and my aim open over night, and I hate how sleep disconnects me from these. I guess I'll just leave the lid open.
The reason it goes it sleep is to prevent overheating. The latest models of PBs have lid-closed operation though.
how about you just dim your screen, works hust as well for what you want to do.
SleepLess and NoSleep
I found two pieces of software on Version tracker that prevent sleep when the lid is closed.
- SleepLess (seems to be very stable, I'm using it on my 12" PB G4 now.)
- NoSleep (comments on version tracker make it sound VERY dangerous. I've not been brave enough to try it.)
As always, temperature can be a problem, so use caution. I am trying out "Temperature Monitor", which speaks the temperature every so often. (ie. While I"m listening to iTunes), so I can know if my CPU gets too hot.
I also use sleepless. It works very well, however I am a little bit afraid of the computer overheating when the lid is closed. What will happen? Might the screen melt/get killed?