Forum Question: What’s the Difference Between Sleep and Sleep Display?

A power shortcut can do both. And I would like to know what the difference is between the two? The screen blanks each time but what is the differnce?
Thank you.
Gary Stone

Comments: 4 Responses to “What’s the Difference Between Sleep and Sleep Display?”

    2/10/12 @ 9:18 am

    Sleeping your display merely turns off the display. The computer is still on. Tasks are still being performed. Downloads can continue. Things are still happening. Only the display has been turned off. It is quick to respond to “waking” because all that is needed is for the display to be turned on again.
    Regular sleep means the computer stops working. The display is off, the hard drive is off, the processor isn’t being use (for much) and all applications and processes have paused. Waking up for this can take a few seconds because everything has to resume.

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    3/28/12 @ 11:04 am

    This confuses me? I go to system preferences click on the light bulb icon. I then move the slider up for the display while i am on the computer,but the top slider moves has well then a drop down notice says you may use more power with these settings. Is the top slider for has you mention in your second paragraph to put the computer to sleep so the computer stops working,and puts the applications on pause. Gary

      3/28/12 @ 11:11 am

      You can’t have a sleep display time greater than the sleep time — that doesn’t make any sense. When you computer goes to sleep there is nothing for the display to show.

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    4/1/12 @ 11:55 am

    It`s the old Grey matter not working. I realised when i looked at it straight away,sorry to waste your time Gary.

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