Additional Power Management Tips
- If you use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) (e.g. to connect to your business network from home) keeping it connected may limit your system’s ability to enter standby mode. We recommend you disconnect your VPN when not actively using it.
- Many popular computer games and other third party software packages that run in the background will not allow the computer to go to sleep – even if they are paused or the active window is minimized. Exit any application you find that interferes with power management on your computer.
- Some web sites or pages that have active banners and/or animated advertisements will not allow the computer to sleep on its own and must be closed, or the computer put manually into a sleep state.
- To maximize the battery life of your laptop computer, or to save additional energy on your desktop, consider setting even more aggressive (i.e. a shorter time) monitor, hard drive and standby/sleep settings for battery mode.
See separate document for suggested updates to the “CSCI White paper” referred to at /act/saving-energy-at-work/csci-white-paper.