I use the shutdown feature in uTorrent all the time, especially useful for download those big files while I'm asleep! I use Simple ShutDown Timer to turn off my computer after a certain amount of time. For uploading or downloading anything, I use a low power Pogoplug running Transmission. Leaving my main desktop on drives my electricity bill through the roof.
Running my W computer is like burning eight 60W light bulbs at the same time! I liked the article very much as now I know a better way to shut down the PC after finishing downloads from all means but uTorrent. For any other purpose, the lightweight Chronoshutdown will do.
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If you need the opposite, a nifty little program called 'coffee' will keep your machine awake even if the machine is idle. Chrono Shutdown looks good if you only want to set a timer and don't need any fancy features, thanks! Thanks for the tip Lisa. I use the built in option in IDM but didn't know I could have something that could do the opposite.
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I have tried to find the link to download 'cofee' but couldn't. Can you help? I'm really sorry. The name is 'caffeine'. Guess I drank too much coffee.
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Great article Chris. I try it.
An easy way to do it is to type in command prompt: Thanks for sharing: Though I don;t download a lot from torrent, I keep it running unless a ration of 1 is reached. Don't underestimate the amount of people downloading files in their browsers!
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Yikes, good thing computer manufacturer's are focusing more on power efficiency! Step 2: Step 3: Search for Auto Shutdown NG , I found this extension as a great a utility to auto shutdown mac after download. Step 4: Step 5: Tap on Save. Step 6: Next time when you have to download anything, after download has started just tap this Shutdown icon next to the address bar.
Once installed, the auto shutdown software will add a power icon to the status bar.
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You can remove the icon if you desire, however it provides quick access to its options and can be used to enable auto-shutdown in a flash. You can use the built-in commands for basic needs like shutdown, hibernate, stand by, etc.