Will programs still download if my computer is in sleep?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 0nefatality, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. 0nefatality macrumors newbie


    Mar 18, 2009
    I went into system preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver. And then I changed the "Start Screen Saver" option to never, but it said for the others after 10min " Your computer will sleep before your screen saver activates.

    So will my computer stop downloading a file from the internet if i just leave my computer on over night?

    Cheers =)

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    If a file is downloading, it shouldn't sleep automatically, since there is some activity.

    You can change the sleep setting in System Preferences > Energy Saver.

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  3. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    The person above posted an option that works, but my favorite option for this is an app called "Caffeine". it lets you easily switch the sleep mode on and off. I'd snag that.

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