Anyway to enable normal sleep on DV8P?

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  1. NovaTornado

    NovaTornado Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Connected standby does some weird things. If I have it in standby for a while, it won't turn back on without a force restart from holding power + volume down for like 10 seconds. Right now I have it hibernate if I click the power button, but that's not as optimal of course. Normal sleep would be best, as I don't need it to wake up for notifications anyways.

    Edit: Seems like its not possible because of how connected standby works with the hardware. :\ Revised question: Is it safe to disable hibernate if using connected standby?
     
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    I'm frustrated by this too.

    I'd like to have the display turn off and leave the system on (playing music, using it to data log for my car, etc...).
     
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    Unfortunately, normal sleep cannot be brought back, as far as I am aware. If Connected Standby is turned off in the registry, only hibernate comes back . . . .
     
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    From Wikipedia on Connected Standby:

    [QUOTE[
    The mode also allows the operating system to continue performing background tasks, such as updating content from apps. Devices must be able to turn on in less than 500 milliseconds.[2] The hardware requirements extend to battery life, in that systems must not drain more than 5% of battery capacity while idle over a 16-hour period. [3]
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    So why when the screen shuts off, it stops playing music?

    I don't want it to go to sleep when the screen shuts off. Such a silly implementation. It's why I bought a Windows tablet, to have full desktop functionality.
     
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    It's the Software, not the OS.

    Since W8.1 the App Developer have to implement a Windows API function call when the app wants to play the music when the tablet is turned of.
    And you have to allow the App to run in the background.
     
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    In my case I was streaming music from a web page in IE. When the screen shut off, so did the music.

    I'd be happy with setting the "Standby" time to "Never" and just having a utility to shut off the display, but that appears impossible.
     
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    You always could disable Connected Standby in the registry, and instead have Hibernate as your option . . . .
     
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    Then u cant turn the screen off and that drains quite abit of power
     
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    Actually, it's the opposite: with Connected Standby, you can't turn the display off while the tablet is not off or put to sleep; with Connected Standby disabled, you can use a display-off utility like Turn Off LCD to turn the tablet's display off while the tablet is still running.

    Turn off your notebook LCD with one-click | Redmond Pie

    The downside: no sleep mode (regular sleep or Connected Standby)--instead you have Hibernate or power off--and the system takes longer to start up again, from Hibernate; but, it's actually quite speedy.
     
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