Thursday, November 20, 2008

I wish Vista sleep was a little smarter

Maybe it's just because I have kids underfoot, but I often need to put the laptop down in a hurry. I want to close the lid & slide the laptop under the sofa where it's safe. A minute later I'm ready to work, and I have to wait for wake up & log in. It's about 10 seconds, but I want it to be less than 1 sec.

I wish Vista hybrid sleep worked like this:
  1. When I close the lid, the display turns off immediately.
  2. After 2 minutes, standby
  3. Later, hibernate

(Yes, I'm assuming we're talking about laptops. What else is there?)

What I really want out of this is that I can close the lid and open it again soon, before standby and session lock.


Sandy said...

OS X has a similar function.

Perhaps instead of making any of these actions across the board for all OSes, it should be configurable. Surely the needs you have don't match those of gamer or design artist.

The needs of someone using a desktop replacement and a someone using a smaller netbook are different.

Jay Bazuzi said...

Actually, I want something even smarter: I want it to wait until idle when closing the lid. If I'm ripping a CD, or playing music, or copying files, it shouldn't go to sleep.

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