Sleeper is an energy-saving control panel
Version: 3.5Sleeper is an energy-saving control panel that will dim your screen, spin down the hard disk(s), and power off Energy Star compliant monitors.
License: Free To Try $25.00
Operating System: Mac OS X
Sleeper can also password-protect your screen and shut down or put your Mac to sleep after a period of inactivity.
Why use Sleeper instead of Energy Saver?
If you have a newer Macintosh, Apple already includes a power-saving control panel called Energy Saver on your system. There are a number of reasons why it makes sense to use Sleeper instead:
- Sleeper works more reliably and consistently than Energy Saver.
- It offers more precise control and numerous customization options.
- Sleeper supports all SCSI and IDE drives, not just those supplied by Apple.
- It provides a screen saver and password protection, which Energy Saver lacks.
Here are some key features of "Sleeper":
· Hard disk sleep
· Energy Star monitor support
· Password screen locking
· A very frugal screen saver
· Timed sleep and shutdown
· Configurable hotkey options
· Support for the Sleep command in the Finder's Special menu
· Kaleidoscope and Mac OS 9 compatibility
· PowerMac-native support for both IDE and SCSI disks
· Support for multiple IDE and SCSI buses
· Full SCSI Manager 4.3 compliance
· Balloon help.
What's New in This Release:
· Sleeper now saves multiple configuration settings and will automatically switch between configurations when running a PowerBook from battery or ac adapter. Configurations can also be changed manually from the Control Strip.
· Buttons have been added to allow keyboard entry of any desired delay (1-999 minutes) for the screen saver, disk sleep, password activation, monitor power-down, sleep, and shutdown.
· Sleeper now supports desktop LCD displays, such as the Apple Studio and Apple Cinema displays.
· There are now options to control processor cycling.
· Sleep capabilities in 7450-based G4 PowerMacs (G4/733 and above) are now properly recognized.
· Sleeper now unmounts servers before going to sleep, avoiding Mac OS 9's warning about "losing network services" if the computer is put to sleep.
· On PowerBooks, the Finder's Sleep command is now intercepted by Sleeper, just as it is on desktop Macs.
· The "flash keyboard LED's when attention is required" feature now works with USB keyboards.
· When Sleeper was installed, Disk First Aid would sometimes stop scanning a drive, complaining that the disk was in use. This has been fixed.
· A conflict between Sleeper and Iomega Zip and Jaz drivers has been fixed. The problem could cause the Finder to freeze after waking up from sleep on some Macintoshes.
· The expert options (cmd-option-click on the Help button) now include a switch that prevents Sleeper from changing the backlight brightness of LCD screens.
· Sleep and wake-up are now more reliable on the PowerMac G4 and iMac DV.
· A conflict has been fixed between Sleeper's passwords and Orange PC.
· Sleeper no longer leaves the backlight turned off on PowerBooks if they crash or are restarted while the screen is dimmed.
· Problems waking from sleep under OS 9 have been corrected.
· The clocks on G4 PowerMacs no longer lose time when they're asleep.
· Sleeper now supports ORB drives.
· Sleeper will put machines to sleep even if the monitor is still powered up and undimmed.