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Don't Sleep icon Prevent your computer from shutting down or from entering standby or hibernate modes by relying on this lightweight and user-friendly app

Various applications out there forcefully want to restart or shut down your computer in order to finish particular tasks, but you might not yet be ready for it. As such, Don't Sleep comes as a tiny but powerful application that prevents your computer from shutting down or initiating any other power-related action.

Quick and easy action selection

This program doesn't require any installation, so that means it is portable. In other words, your Windows registry entries will remain unchanged, but you can also place the tool on an external device and run it on any other computer.

The user interface of Don't Sleep consists of a small window in which you can select your "blocking" preference - standby, hybrid standby or hibernation, block shutdown, log off, screensaver or turn off monitor. When done, you can leave it in the tray area, with options to quickly toggle the state of functions from the corresponding tray icon.

Customize prevention methods

Furthermore, you can schedule a "blocking" task at a specific date and time, as well as select the action - exit and stop blocking, exit and shutdown, exit and aggressive shutdown, exit and standby or hibernation, disable blocking.

In addition, you can set a screensaver timeout, as well as a time for the application to start running. Plus, you can access some Windows utilities such as 'Task Manager' and 'Power Config'.

Don't Sleep uses a very low amount of system resources. Although it is simple to use even by individuals who are not accustomed to this type of program, there is no help file available (for instance, to explain the difference between 'shutdown' and 'aggressive shutdown').

To end with

All in all, Don't Sleep provides a great solution for when the computer automatically restarts or enters an idle state. It comes with a variety of features which let you specify actions to take when encountering particular events, being worth your while in the end.

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Don't Sleep was reviewed by Elena Opris

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