Question about Macbook sleeping

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tipdrill407, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2006
    Hi, I'm about to download something to my Macbook that will take approximately 9 hours, so i plan on leaving my macbook on juz to download while i sleep, i wuz just wondering whether a Macbook simply downloading something form the net counts as "inactive" and would the Macbook go to sleep after the preset "inactive" time in System Preferences?
  2. juanster macrumors 68020


    Mar 2, 2007
    m not sure, but i dont htink it will go to sleep if it's downloading something, it doesn t when azureus is running for me... i usually leav eit on for a couple of hours or whole days sometimes.. and it doen st got o sleep
  3. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    The easiest way to check is to see if your screen dims after five minutes (or whatever your preset time is). If it does, then you know if it is viewed as a "dormant" activity. If such is the case, then the best thing would be to disable the sleep function for the duration of the download, and then reset it once you're it's done.

    PS: I hope that this is a legal download. If it's not, then keep it to yourself.

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