What are your sleep settings?

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  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    System Preferences > Energy Saver > Sleep.


    Put the computer to sleep when inactive for: (_________).

    Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for: (_________).



    Just curious what you guys have for your sleep settings. :)
     
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    5 minutes

    and

    1 minute.

    Should be noted that I have an iBook.
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Never and 15 minutes (respectively).

    ...For my iMac G5.

    And for the record, my screen saver comes on after 3 minutes.
     
  4. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Why the short time spand? To save battery time?

    Why 3 minutes? Why not 5 minutes?
     
  5. ericsthename macrumors regular

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    Haha, I think you are too interested in this topic... what are you doing a research projet or something?
     
  6. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Both of mine are set to "Never." I just turn my display off manually and put the computer to sleep manually. Screen Saver activates after 10 minutes.
     
  7. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    computer 30 mins
    display 10 mins
    screensaver 5 mins
     
  8. iJaz macrumors 6502a

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    home: never and 30 min (screen saver 10 min)
    work: never and 1h (screen saver 10 min)
     
  9. dcv macrumors G3

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    Sleep settings: too late and never enough :p

    OK if you want a serious answer... on the PowerBook: if it's on battery it sleeps after about 10 mins otherwise never if it's plugged in.
     
  10. JAT macrumors 603

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    Most exciting thread....EVER!!

    On my Mini, which is essentially the server for the house....

    Never.
    15 minutes. Or something like that.
     
  11. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    LOL!!! [​IMG] You have a wonderful sense of sacasm sir. :p



    To everyone else:

    I appreciate all of the responses. I really had no idea as to what to set my sleep settings at before running this thread, but thanks to all of you, I now know. :)
     
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    System Sleep: Never (I don't want the computer putting itself to sleep when I'm trying to do a download or encode).

    Display Sleep: 30 minutes.
     
  13. Quboid macrumors 6502

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    3hrs and 1.5 mins respectively.

    Ibook G4 1.42
     
  14. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't downloading or encoding override sleep mode? I know that my computer won't go to sleep as long as iTunes is playing something.
     
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    I've had my computer sleep in the middle of a download. It was quite some time ago though (3 years?), and the software may issue "do not sleep" commands now - I've never tested it.
     
  16. relimw macrumors 6502a

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    for everything but the powerbook:
    computer: never
    display: never (That's what the power button is for right?)
    screensaver: 15mins

    powerbook: never on power, 15mins on battery
    screensaver: 5mins
     
  17. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Not that I've encountered. I've had my iBook fall asleep in the middle of downloads before.
     
  18. hodgjy macrumors 6502

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    Put the computer to sleep when inactive for: (__1.5 hours_______).

    Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for: (___30 mins______).
     
  19. PillarFan1 macrumors member

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    is there a way i can close the lid of mbp without comp going to sleep. i tried insomiax but it doesnt work in 10.4.8
     
  20. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Mac Pro:
    Put the computer to sleep when inactive for: Never
    Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for: 20 minutes
    [] Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible
     
  21. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    15 and 15 (the default, I think)

    Most people who use iDVD know well enough to leave it alone while it's burning, so leave it overnight. But in the old days even iDVD had to be set to 'do not sleep'! Presumably Apple has addressed this problem in all areas.
     
  22. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    ...Because 3 minutes is the shortest allowed time in Tiger. Plus it's the perfect time; I'm not sure I'd want anything less, but anything more would be too long.
     
  23. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    on my MBP:
    Power Adapter: Put computer to sleep- Never
    Put display to sleep- 30 mins
    Activate screen saver- 3 mins

    Battery: Put computer to sleep- 10 mins
    Put display to sleep- 10 mins
    Activate screen saver- 3 mins

    differences are mainly due to conserving battery power, and when my MBP is in my dorm room its plugged in to power... since my roommate connects wirelessly to my printer it cant go to sleep
     

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