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windows 7 sleep: how to delay default sleep setting?

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I have set, for instance, for W7 to sleep after 15 minutes.
However, there are occasions, that i'm in a meeting or on a lunch break that i know that i'll be back and do not want the default to happen, but hang on live and postpone the automatic sleep.

how can i activate an application or whatever to postponing an impending sleep on a per-situation basis (one-time request for this delay request)
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You can either change the setting in your power profile as you wish, or, probably better, set up an new power profile with an Always ON setting. Then just switch profiles when you need to.

Another way is the keep sleep with battery power and use Always On for AC power with a time for the monitor to turn off. That is what I do. ... Thinkpads_User
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You could switch to a preconfigured power profile (I use a similar setup).

You can either use the GUI/notification tray or create a shortcut/script with the command line utility (powercfg /?)
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thanks,  i was hoping for an application somehow to extend a one-time delay (hands-off) for sleep.
It's for my main system (no battery involved) to save power, etc.
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Computers do not know what you are doing at any given instant, and the power manager in Windows is set to use profiles. So unless someone has cobbled up such an application, changing power profiles is the basic method available now.

Most of us (that I know) want on-demand sleep and that is readily available. .. Thinkpads_User
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by:Erdinç Güngör Çorbacı
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how relevant this question with PHP ?
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PHP: none - oops sorry, not sure how/when that crept in - i had selected explicitly only W7
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There is a don't sleep when sharing media option so if you open up a remote media share from your phone or something I believe that will stop it. Also I think PowerPoint has a don't sleep during presentations option.
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YES YES this is perfect script. many thanks.
(it has exactly the parameter i want:   X num minutes prevented going to sleep,  after that the system can default to the pwr mgmt settings)
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