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July 19, 2011

I just put my first small tool on GitHub: forbidSleepingMode. It will forbid your (Windows) computer to enter into sleep mode, acting as if there was activity all the time. I’m sure you can think of 1001 productive uses for such tool.

Technically, it just sends a “tickle” to the computer every 10 minutes forcing the display to remain on (hence: don’t set your screensaver to come before 10 minutes). Build it with Visual Studio 10 (I know, I know …).

The mandatory screenshot (very, very useful):

forbidSleepingMode screenshotI intend to re-publish old tools on GitHub as I find them.

From → Open Source, Projects

  1. I rewrote ForbidSleepingMode in pure C++, see There is still a dependency to the Qt libraries (Open Source) but this shouldn’t put additional requirements on the end-user’ side.

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