Will Google Chrome continue downloading even when my Mac goes to sleep?

By sleep, I mean the timeouts I set in Energy Saver Preferences from the battery icon. For example, I set Computer Sleep in 1 minute, and Display Sleep in 1 minute, what happens to my ongoing download in Chrome?

  • Are you sure you don't mean: when it awakes from sleep? – Arjan Oct 11 '10 at 17:54

If your computer is asleep, none of the components are working, for example your hard drive, so there is no place to store information.

So, I can't see how it could work.

  • One thing to note is that OS X is typically pretty good at staying awake when it's still doing stuff. Hopefully Chrome is smart enough to let OS X know that it's not ready for bed yet. – donut Feb 17 '12 at 21:17

AFAIK, No, it won't.

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