Sleep mode is a low-power state designed to provide very fast resuming of a computer's operation, with minimal power consumption.

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Windows 8 webcam automatically taking a photo when it wakes up

Is it possible to have the webcam take a picture if my computer is woken from sleep mode? I have seen that there are some programs with motion detection, but I would prefer a method that takes a ...
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OSX Sleep mode messes with sound and window sizes

Here is my work environment: 13" Retina Macbook Pro 2015 (The Force Touch thing) Latest OSX External DELL Screen connected with HDMI (set as the main screen) Apple Earbuds connected to the rMBPs ...
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wifi still connected while macbook in sleep/hibernate mode

my brand new macbook is still connected with wifi even i put it in sleep mode how do I know wifi still on? i pinged macbook ip from another machine accidentally, thats how i found out. is it normal? ...
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How to “sleep” a Windows 8 laptop without closing the lid

I have a Dell XPS Windows 8 laptop. I'd like to be able to "sleep" it overnight without needing to close the lid (often it is on a laptop stand where closing it is awkward). The "Power" menu has ...
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Laptop shuts down by closing the lid when plugged, not goes to sleep as it should

I have installed Debian 8.0 Jessie with Gnome on my HP ProBook 430 G2. The weird problem is that when I close the lid while laptop is plugged, it shuts down and does not go to sleep as it does when ...
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Dell XPS Running Windows 8.1 Not Entering Sleep Mode --> Shuts Down

Recently, my Dell XPS running windows 8.1 (which had been upgraded from Win7) attempts to go into sleep mode but just shuts down (without properly closing documents or browsers). Any advise?
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Connect to sleeping computer without access to router

is there any way how to connect to sleeping PC remotely without static IP and access to my router? I know that dynamic IP should not be a problem because TeamViewer can work without static ip. ...
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BSOD on Resume and in Low Power States (error switches between ntoskrnl, fltmgr, and ntfs)

I have a BSOD that keeps reoccurring with different culprits. It never occurs at startup. It only occurs when the system is sleeping or has just woken from sleeping. I notice that it only seems to ...
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Windows 8.1: Keep remote monitors/displays off during RDP

In the mornings, I leave my user account logged into my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop. My monitors power off a few minutes before I leave my home. Later, I RDP to that PC using the same username.. which ...
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How do I turn off caffeinate if I want to allow my machine to sleep normally?

I often use caffeinate to ensure that tasks on my OS X systems run to completion without interruption, and would like to be able to disable caffeinate to allow normal sleep once my tasks have ...
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Magic Mouse doesn't reconnect after sleep - Yosemite

i had an interessting issue with my MacBook Pro and the Magic Mouse after upgrading to 10.10.3. Every time I went to a meeting and disconnected everything from my MBP (USB Keyboard, ext. Display, ...
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Program to force Windows Vista+ to stay awake if there's audio i/o

I'm currently using a program called Shutter by den4b. Windows likes to sleep even when there's a cpu intensive task running in the background, so I use Shutter to control when the computer sleeps. I ...
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Black border AMD Catalyst Control Center scaling option setting resets after reboot/sleep /log of …windows

I have connected my 22 inch full hd moniter to my pc by HDMI cable . my graphic card is : ATI radeon hd 4550 . there is black border around of my screen like this : So I run AMD Catalyst Control ...
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Keyboard does not work after PC wakes from sleep

I am running a Windows 7 desktop. Recently, when I wake up my computer, the mouse works, but the keyboard does not. If I need the keyboard, I have to restart the machine. Why does this happen, and how ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot hibernate after cloning

Windows hibernation fails after cloning Windows 8.1 from one hard drive to another. The screen goes black, but it never goes beyond that point, you clearly hear the PC working normally. And if the ...
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How do I prevent an Asus Q301LA laptop from shutting down when I am actually selecting sleep?

I purchased an Asus Q301LA laptop about 9 months ago. It ran Windows 8.1 from the beginning, and worked flawlessly. But about a week ago it began having sleep issues. Whenever I try to put it into ...
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APC UPS appears to be preventing PC from entering sleep or dim display [closed]

I have recently installed an APC BackUPS 800 for my HP Compaq 8300 All-in-One Desktop PC with Windows 7 Professional OS and now the PC does not want to enter sleep mode anymore or dim the display. ...
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Windows Automatic Sleep

At times I spend too much time nonstop online and forget to take a break. Is there any setting on my system so it goes to sleep every one hour even if it's not idle?
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Delay sleep/login page when closing laptop lid on Windows?

I want to be able to close my laptop lid, but not have the laptop got to sleep for a set amount of time (e.g. 5 minutes). If I open the laptop in that time, it bring be back to where I was without a ...
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Is a sleeping laptop more likely to be damaged by water than if it were shut down? [closed]

I’ve always wondered if shutdown is “more safe” than sleep when it comes to water damage for a laptop. For instance, if my drink spills on my laptop while it is off, I would expect damage to be ...
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How to make a script in sleep.d

My script gives an error after resuming from sleep. I've named it 51_fancontrol.sh because I think it should be in the 50+ range (although I don't fully understand that part): #!/bin/bash case "${1}" ...
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Issues with internet after sleep mode

i have a weird issue that started happening a few days ago, for no reason (no new software was installed or windows update was done when it happened the first time). Just like most people, i rarely ...
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Accidently removed HDD in sleep mode

I have a PC with 2 disks: - SSD-disk with windows 7 on it - HDD-disk with some my stuff and pagefile.sys So i shutdown pc in sleep mode and removed HDD (non-system partition with pagefile.sys) for ...
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Windows 8.1 Lenovo W540 Monitor won't wake up

I've been searching all over to find solution to this ridiculous problem of monitor going to sleep and not awaking when I touch any button. The only solution is to reboot... Here's what I've tried: ...
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How to wake a linux server when the temperature drops to certain value?

I've been tasked with a weird problem, sending a server into sleep mode when a certain core temperature is reached, and then waking it when it cools back down to a different temperature. I can handle ...
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How to initiate a sleep operation without disabling hibernation on windows 7/8/10

How do I order my windows PC to enter on sleep mode without me having to disable hibernation? This is not an answer because it requires disabling hibernation Is there a command line tool to put ...
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Macbook pro flashing folder with '?' inside after every wake up

I'm not sure what's wrong. But recently my macbook pro (late 2011) crashes when I close the lid and then open it say 5 mins or more later (wake). If I do manage to get into desktop, program icons ...
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How to make my HDDs stay awake?

Windows is installed on an SSD but most of the content like videos and even some applications are on my HDDs. When I'm not accessing content from HDDs, they go to a sleep mode and when I access them, ...
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Windows 8.1 puting hard drive into sleep mode

I have SSD with operating system and operating programm which I use daily - it's small 120GB disc - and two 1TB HDD where I saved full-day work. I use HDD two times per day but they are not going on a ...
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How to prevent windows from locking/Sleeping (Without admin previliges)

I know it is possible to disable auto log out from control panel. I want to know is there a way to prevent windows from locking/ sleeping with out changing any security options.
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Conditional hibernate with systemd in Linux

I use to have one Linux pm-utils’ script that unmounts my mounted USB disks partitions, triggered by hibernation process. Script returned a failure exit code when unmount failed, so hibernation ...
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Windows 7 Randomly Sleeps, Reason: Button or Lid?

Though similar to other questions here, the event log yielded a different cause: Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power Date: 3/5/2015 12:00:20 PM Event ID: ...
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Can't sleep with Windows 8.1

My HP Split X2 running window 8.1 won't go to sleep. I ran the command ”powercfg - requests” to see what was keeping it awake and found the culprit to be srvnet. I then proceeded to override this with ...
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Computer does not stay awake after scheduled task

I have a scheduled task that wakes up the computer to run a batch file. However the computer turns back off after some time. I have my computer set to (never sleep) so after waking up from the task it ...
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Windows Defender Waking Up Hard Drive

I have an external hard drive that I only use for storage, I almost never write data to it but it can be useful if I want to access some data that I have in it. When it’s possibile I’d like for the ...
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Prevent windows 8 going to sleep after wake up + auto login

I have a tool installed that will auto log in and then locks the screen. Works perfectly. When my computer wakes up in the morning (automatically), it logs in and locks itself as planned.. but then ...
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How can I resolve Windows 7 BSOD after wake up from sleep?

All drivers are up to date. When I wake it up from sleep, Windows 7 respond slow just like virus infect. Then I get BSOD and system restart. I don't have virus infect. BlueScreenView says BSOD cause ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 14.04 suspension - abruptly suspends and after manual suspension unsuspends

I had a problem when I closed my lid the desktop did not suspend so I read this post however this did not help so what I did is to rollback now my files looks as attached below. However now I have two ...
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UBS devices not waking PC from sleep on windows 8.1

I have a new build based on MSI H97M-g43 motherboard. None of USB devices are able to wake the PC back from S3 sleep. Two methods that do wake up the PC are the power button and wake timers. The usb ...
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Laptop won't resume correctly from sleep through lid

I'd want to solve this little annoying thing, that's my laptop failing to resume correctly from sleep mode. I'm on Windows 8, and it seems I'm facing this issue only when I close the lid - it does ...
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Windows 8.1 sleep fails if computer left on mains power

This is a weird one. On my Windows 8.1 system, I usually Sleep the computer overnight rather than Shutting it Down. If I wait for the computer to finish "going to sleep" (so the fans stop running, ...
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Windows 7 Start Menu: Difference between Sleep (and Hybrid Sleep) and Hibernate

I am running a localized (Italian) version of Windows 7. At the bottom of the start menu, when I click the arrow next to "Shut Down", here is what I see (I have listed the correspondence between the ...
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Windows 8.1 reboots on resuming from sleep (S3) mode

ASUS G56JR notebook. Fresh Windows 8.1 installed, all drivers from ASUS site, all updates installed. Hybrid sleep "works". Exactly the same as hibernation, so I see Windows resume screen. ...
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My computer won't stay open even after changing the power option

I changed "Dim the display", "Turn off the display", and "Put the computer to sleep" all to NEVER. But after around 10 minutes, the computer screen still dimmed and it went to sleep. I'm downloading ...
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Hibernation, Sleep and Hybrid Sleep broken on Windows 8.1 EFI Asus notebook

First I've done something stupid - I scheduled long disk check on boot, which I wanted to cancel, but I couldn't. So I used emergency power off. It didn't help, so I decided to wait. It didn't help, ...
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Windows 8.1 not activating screen saver, turning off monitor, or sleep mode

Any ideas on what would cause this? No applications that I actively run should be preventing this from happening: OneDrive, Steam, WhatPulse, puush, and f.lux. I have power options set to activate ...
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Pressing space bar causes sleep, and other weird things

Wife called. Our home "desktop" system (an HP box floor box maybe 6 years old running Vista) has started behaving strangely. First "Windows Mail" started popping up when she tried to go to Facebook ...
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Variable sleep mode depending on cpu and/or network usage [duplicate]

Some applications on my Windows 7 PC support "shutdown on success". This is nice, but many won't have it. And I can't find a tool that controls multiple applications. My plan: Filezilla is Uploading ...
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Dell Latitude E5540 becomes offline everytime it goes to sleep

My new Dell Latitude E5540 becomes automatically offline every time it goes to sleep. The connection returns only after restarting it. It is so maddening to keep restarting your new laptop about 100 ...
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Win 7 Desktop Won't Wake From Sleep

This is a somewhat common issue according to Google and I've spent the past 3 days testing/debugging and trying everything I can find online. But, I haven't been able to get my PC to wake up on a ...