Energy Saver - Putting Computer to Sleep

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  1. TaliesinSoft

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    In the System Preferences Energy Saver panel one can opt to put the computer
    to sleep after a given length of inactivity. I'm seeking a clarification of
    just when the computer is considered to be inactive. It appears to me that if
    I have an application other than Finder open but not being used that the
    application is considered to be active. Is that really the case?

    I run my SuperDuper! backups in the middle of the night. When each backup
    completes a Growl notification appears on the desktop and states whether a
    particular run was successful or failed. Clicking on the notification causes
    it to disappear. But it seems that until I perform such a click that the
    computer is considered to be active and will not automatically go to sleep
    after the specified period of inactivity.

    A semi work around is to schedule Energy Saver to put the computer to sleep
    at a given time. My preference would be to have the sleep occur at a given
    lapse after the completion of the backups which, depending on my day's
    activity, can vary in the length of time taken.

    --
    James Leo Ryan ..... Austin, Texas .....
     
    TaliesinSoft, Jan 14, 2009
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