MacMost Now 331: Energy Saver Preferences

A basic look at Energy Saver Preferences. These can be used to reduce the power consumption of your Mac when you are not using it. You can also schedule shut down or sleep patterns, and set how how Mac behaves while it is asleep.

Comments: 2 Responses to “MacMost Now 331: Energy Saver Preferences”

    14 years ago

    Hi Gary,

    I just switched to Mac recently and your videos has really helped me learn about the mac, my question for this particular video is, if I am downloading something off the internet (i.e file, torrent) and when my mac turns into sleep mode, Would it disrupt the downloading process or it'll just keep running until it finishes?. Also I hope you would consider making a video on Torrent-ing on the Mac and what to look out for , security wise. Sorry, lengthy, but thanks a lot!

      14 years ago

      If the torrent software is made correctly, then it should tell your Mac not to sleep if it is in the middle of a download. There may actually be some options in the prefs to let you decide how it handles sleeping and downloads.
      I have mixed feelings about torrent software. On the one hand, it is great tech and it makes much better sense that standard downloads from FTP or HTTP. But on the other hand it is used for an awful lot of illegal downloading. As a content creator (videos, books, software) that bugs me, as you can imagine. But more importantly, I want to teach safety. And part of that is trusting your download source. With torrents you just can't do that. So I can't recommend using torrent software even though the tech is great -- it is the human element that spoils it.

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