Screen off, but system still on possible?

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  1. Hendrickson

    Hendrickson New Member

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    I'm sorry if this has been posted before, I could not find it.

    I have another issue, not sure if it has been asked or if its meant to be like that. I need to download a huge backup file. And is there anyway to have the screen power off, but the SP3 remain downloading? I find it a pain, normally with my laptop i close the lid, it turns off the screen with the action set to do nothing. But the MS does nothing! The screen is on behind the touch cover and it seems screen off in display setting is not that, but sleep? Its a pain. Is there a fix?
     
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    Would like to know that too
     
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    Go into power management settings and tell it not to sleep while Plugged In....
     
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    Sorry, thought when not plugged in
     
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    The program Monoff does just this. Check it out.
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Do torrents stop downloading in connected standby? Would seem bizarre not to be able to turn the screen off and keep everything running in the background while on battery.
     
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    If you run a Modern UI Torrent client, if coded correctly it should be able to continue to run in CS but it will impact the battery if not plugged-in.
     

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