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Lano Visualizer - computer can't auto-sleep

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Re: Lano Visualizer - computer can't auto-sleep

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balala wrote: Yes, I thought but couldn't find quickly a better expression.
Well, it's "bug'ish"... ;-)
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Re: Lano Visualizer - computer can't auto-sleep

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As a temp workaround you could use the code below to disable the visualizer if your music player is not running.

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[Rainmeter]
Update=1000

[UnloadIfNotPlaying]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=NowPlaying.dll
PlayerName=CAD
PlayerType=STATUS
IfMatch=0
IfMatchAction=[!DeactivateConfig "Lano Visualizer\Visualizer"]
IfNotMatchAction=[!ActivateConfig "Lano Visualizer\Visualizer"]

[RequiredMeter]
Meter=String
Disabled=1
Text=""
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Re: Lano Visualizer - computer can't auto-sleep

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Or you could turn off "auto sleep" in your power settings in Windows and use:

[MeasureI'mSleepy]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=SysInfo
SysInfoType=IDLE_TIME
IfAboveValue=1800
IfAboveAction=[rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0]
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Re: Lano Visualizer - computer can't auto-sleep

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GLing wrote:As a temp workaround you could use the code below to disable the visualizer if your music player is not running.
This is a very good solution. I would have had to think about it, but I didn't, so thanks for your suggestion.
jsmorley wrote:Or you could turn off "auto sleep" in your power settings in Windows and use:
Personaly for me this isn't a good solution, because I often leave my computer and I like if it can enter to sleep mode.
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balala wrote: Personaly for me this isn't a good solution, because I often leave my computer and I like if it can enter to sleep mode.
But it will. After 1/2 hour of inactivity. I'm just moving the auto-sleep from Windows to Rainmeter.
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Anyway, it was just a thought. It has some disadvantages. It is entirely based on mouse and / or keyboard input, so unlike the Windows "auto-sleep" that is more intelligent, it would go to sleep while you were sitting back and watching a movie on your PC after a half-hour.
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jsmorley wrote:But it will. After 1/2 hour of inactivity. I'm just moving the auto-sleep from Windows to Rainmeter.
Yes, you're right I think I wasn't attentive enough. But this is also an interesting solution.
Using the same feature of Rainmeter, I had a "screensaver" skin a while ago.
jsmorley wrote:Anyway, it was just a thought. It has some disadvantages. It is entirely based on mouse and / or keyboard input, so unlike the Windows "auto-sleep" that is more intelligent, it would go to sleep while you were sitting back and watching a movie on your PC after a half-hour.
As we all know Rainmeter can't and, I think, don't even want to replace the features of the os.
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Re: Lano Visualizer - computer can't auto-sleep

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jsmorley wrote:Or you could turn off "auto sleep" in your power settings in Windows and use:

[MeasureI'mSleepy]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=SysInfo
SysInfoType=IDLE_TIME
IfAboveValue=1800
IfAboveAction=[rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0]
This is a very clever workaround, I like it. Thank you! (and thank you too, GLing)
jsmorley wrote:Anyway, it was just a thought. It has some disadvantages. It is entirely based on mouse and / or keyboard input, so unlike the Windows "auto-sleep" that is more intelligent, it would go to sleep while you were sitting back and watching a movie on your PC after a half-hour.
For me this will work; having multiple monitors means that I almost never 'just' watch a movie for an hour without moving the mouse/using the keyboard. I think I can live with the very occasional suspend during movie times.

I do however have one last question...

"IfAboveAction=[rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0]" actually hibernates my computer - is there a similar function for the Windows 7 sleep mode? Sleep mode puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. This is definitely doing the latter - tested it with IfAboveValue=15 and it sure works! I use sleep mode to ensure my hard drives aren't constantly spinning but can wake and use the PC in about 1 second after using the mouse. That hibernation took about 45 seconds to come back to life, complete with a windows startup/resume.

I did check here but I don't think it's right!
http://forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.php?p=100230#p100230

Not complaining though - if this is to be the fix then I'd rather use this workaround than not have any visualiser!

Thanks again guys :)
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valentine1 wrote:"IfAboveAction=[rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0]" actually hibernates my computer - is there a similar function for the Windows 7 sleep mode? Sleep mode puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. This is definitely doing the latter - tested it with IfAboveValue=15 and it sure works! I use sleep mode to ensure my hard drives aren't constantly spinning but can wake and use the PC in about 1 second after using the mouse. That hibernation took about 45 seconds to come back to life, complete with a windows startup/resume.

I did check here but I don't think it's right!
http://forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.php?p=100230#p100230
This command will sleep the computer only if you've disabled the hibernation. Otherwise it will hibernate it.
An alternative way, which is always working, would be to use the NirCmd little app, available here. If you want to try it, download it and use a this kind of command: IfAboveAction=["#@#nircmd.exe" "standby"] (obviously you have to copy the downloaded nircmd.exe into the @Resources folder).
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Re: Lano Visualizer - computer can't auto-sleep

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I can suggest you to use NirCmd, then you don't have to worry if hibernation is enabled or not, choose to enable NirCmd to put your computer to sleep and also use hibernate when you need it.

As a side note, there is a version for 32 and a 64 bit of this program.