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Don't Sleep - Prevent your computer from switching to sleep mode
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Computers always go to sleep or stand-by mode automatically, to avoid overuse and wasting power. However, it can get annoying at times, especially if you want to listen to something from a distance or let the system complete a long and complicated task. Although Windows provides options for changing how and when it goes to sleep mode, reaching them is not as easy as you'd like. A good alternative is Don't Sleep, which gives you faster access to the power-related options you need and it also places some new and interesting features at your disposal. You can make sure your computer won't go to sleep, at least not until you want it to.

The application is absolutely free and you can have it up and running on your system in under a minute. The installation process is straightforward and it doesn't involve any complicated settings. Also, you don't have to sacrifice a significant amount of resources to run it and you don't need to install any prerequisite tools or services.

The options you will be mainly interested in appear as simple check boxes, on a compact user interface. All you have to do is tick one or more boxes, depending on what action you want to block. Depending on your settings, the software can prevent your computer from going to sleep or hibernation mode, from shutting down, logging off and from running the screensaver or turning off the monitor. You can also find general Enable and Disable options, on the same interface, so you don't have to click the same check boxes again and again.

Blocking all the power-related operations is useful for when you need to let your system complete a lengthy operation, but you may not want to leave it running the whole night. Fortunately, Don't Sleep can be set to block the aforementioned actions for a limited time. You can set the application to stop blocking and close, shut down the computer, restart it or perform other power-related actions.

Besides its blocking capabilities, the software comes with some options for the exact opposites. You can set it to set the computer to sleep mode or turn off the monitor, if there is no mouse activity, keyboard activity or both, for a specified amount of time. Additionally, the application can be made to display a message before it executes said actions.

With its simple and well organized controls, Don't Sleep gives you a better control over how and when your computers goes to sleep mode.

You can prevent your computer from going to sleep mode, from turning off your monitor and so on. The application can be set to stop blocking and perform a power-related action automatically. Don't Sleep is lightweight and you can have it up and running in no time.


There are no obvious drawbacks to address.

You can download Don't Sleep free here.
About the author: Frederick Barton
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Don't Sleep has been reviewed by Frederick Barton on 12 Jul 2019. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated Don't Sleep 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential
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