imac sleep mode?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jbuba, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. jbuba macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    #1
    quick question about sleep mode. the default setting is for the computer to enter sleep mode automatically after abour 45 minutes of inactivity. what is considered inactivity? lets say i have a que of say 20 downloads or some type of video encoding that will take longer than 45 minutes that i start it in the morning before work. assuming no one touches the computer from that time until i get home that evening, will the computer go into sleep mode 45 minutes after i leave and not finish the task, or will it finish all the tasks and then enter sleep 45 minutes after completion?
     
  2. Kernow macrumors 65816

    Kernow

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Location:
    Kingston-Upon-Thames
    #2
    I believe it is the second of the two scenarios - it will wait until any tasks have been completed before the 45 min countdown starts.

    I currently have my system setup so that it will sleep after 20 mins of inactivity, but my Mail is set up so that it checks automatically every 5 mins. The result is that my Mac never automatically sleeps - I have to do it manually. This is a daft setup, and I just haven't been bothered to change it, but it illustrates that you can leave the computer doing what you need it to and it will sleep when it is done rather than interrupt the downloads or whatever.
     
  3. fayans macrumors 6502a

    fayans

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Location:
    MacRumors: Forums
    #3
    My mac automatically sleeps after 15 mins of inactivity though my mail is set to check for new message every minute. I don't have to do it manually :rolleyes:
     
  4. Kernow macrumors 65816

    Kernow

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Location:
    Kingston-Upon-Thames
    #4
    Hmm...had just assumed that this was why it had stopped sleeping automatically - it coincided exactly as to when I installed wireless broadband.

    I will have to investigate this when I get home tonight.
     
  5. Atlasland macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2005
    Location:
    London, UK
    #5
    netither do i
     
  6. fayans macrumors 6502a

    fayans

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Location:
    MacRumors: Forums
    #6
    FIY I'm on wireless network too :)

    But I wonder why it sleeps too while I'm on RealPlayer listening to radio.
     

Share This Page