By default, in Windows if you don’t use the computer for a specific time it goes in to so called sleep/low power state. The time after which the system goes in to the sleep mode depends upon the power settings on that specific Windows system. In most of the cases it is fine because you actually want the system to go in to sleep mode if you are not using it because it is low power mode and it might be able to save some energy in this way. However, there might be some scenarios where you want to temporarily disable this behavior – say if you are listening to some music, watching a movie or burning a DVD you will not want the system to go to sleep mode.
Insomnia is a very simple utility that can be helpful in these scenarios where you want to temporarily disable the power saving mode. Basically, as soon as you run this application it will disable the power saving feature and put the system in to insomnia as its name implies.
You can get Insomnia from the developer website here.
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