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Thread: Feature Request: Shutdown on battery power / Hibernation support in shutdown menu

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    Feature Request: Shutdown on battery power / Hibernation support in shutdown menu

    I know a few people use laptops as their carputers, so why not be able to use the battery to it's fullest

    There was a thread about this in Software about a month ago, this is frodobaggins' post, with links to some source code that will work

    Would it be possible for you to integrate this, and when the laptop goes onto battery power, it gives you the option to cancel a shutdown, that will just stop the timer, rather than this source that will actually close the program!



    Also, would it be possible to add an option to hibernate the PC, mine hibernates/resumes about 4x faster than shutting down Do we really need both "Power Off" and "Shutdown" options in the shutdown menu, as they both do the same thing, right! Could one be changed to Hibernate


    Garry


    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    UPDATE: Try it again, problem should be fixed.

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    UPDATE:
    Source Code
    http://www.midsouthextrusion.com/kev...tch_Source.zip

    UPDATE:
    Enhanced with more features
    http://www.midsouthextrusion.com/kev...PowerWatch.zip
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    try that, if you need a more featured version let me know and we'll go from there.


    Put this program in your startup folder, this is what it does

    starts a timer, checks every 5 seconds the power state,
    if it goes on battery, it suspends, it also turns the interval to 60 seconds
    when you resume from standby, the prog should detect power, it then
    changes the interval back to 5 seconds and monitors again

    I don't have a laptop to test on but it should work.

    Frodo
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    Yes, why not.

    My carputer boot completely in 5 seconds chrono but the music is playing already after 2 seconds and it shutdown in 2 seconds, I use Suspend to RAM Poawwwwwwwwwwwwwww, the computer starts playing music before that the autoradio power-up my amplificator
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    While you're at it maybe add both Hibernate AND Suspend-To-Ram (or just suspend in windows) buttons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSonic
    While you're at it maybe add both Hibernate AND Suspend-To-Ram (or just suspend in windows) buttons?
    Actually, yeah, this is a good idea also

    If you say so, I shall do a couple of changes to my skin to reflect these

    Cheers coyote!


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