Mac Leopard - Standby

Posted on 2009-12-31
Last Modified: 2013-11-12

I am using Macbook with leopard 10.5.

My mac book goes to standby after 20 min which I dont like.

I have changed the setting from System Preferences but its not coming to effect.

Pls suggest the correct configuration for this.


Question by:RishiBang
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    by:Lieven Embrechts
    "I have changed the setting"
    to what ? what would you like as a setting ?
    that it never goes to sleep ?
    that it never goes to sleep even when the screen is closed ?
    do you experience problems when it goes to sleep ?
    do you run .mac ?

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    I have changed the sleep setting to 3 hrs at SystemPreferences...>Energy Saver on my Mac book.

    But still the system goes to stand by in 15 min.

    Actually the problem with this is that all my downloads are getting halted as my download manager is being stopped a soon as the system goes stand by.


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    you could set the setting to 'never'.
    a nice tool to use to keep a download running is InsomniaX.
    InsomniaX is a very small program that stays in your menu bar.  All you do is enable or disable InsomniaX.  With InsomniaX enabled then your Macbook wont go to sleep.  This is all you have to do.

    Author Closing Comment

    The solution by Lieven is good and easy to follow.

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