Putting Macs to sleep - define inactive...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by April Dancer, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. April Dancer macrumors regular

    April Dancer

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    #1
    Hi

    OK, I've been a Mac user far too long to ask this so I'm ashamed but...

    I frequently burn dvds overnight and want to set my energy settings to sleep when it's finished. So, what my embarrassing question is, does burning/ripping a dvd count as being active? If I leave it alone will it sleep in an hour or an hour after burning etc is finished?

    :confused: :eek: :)
     
  2. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    It will go to sleep only after it burns the dvd. However, the display will still go to sleep, but that is fine. anything that actively uses resources will not let the computer go to sleep (eg burning, iTunes, bittorrent, repairing disk permissions, etc)
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Yeah, I've had my monitor go to sleep while doing tasks. It still stays awake if a network connection is open or an application is running.
     
  4. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

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