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Feature Request for Power Manager (Vista)

2008-08-18, 1:43 AM
  • Disable Vista Aero when on battery (gives about ONE hour extra battery lfe!)
  • Disable Vista Sidebar when on Battery (frees A LOT of resources and causes much less CPU cycles)
  • Disable Vista Superfetch/Readyboost when on battery (Vista causes a lot HDD activity on Notebooks because it always re-caches after resuming from a standby state. This makes the laptop unresponsive after wakeup and drains the battery. Its not that bad when an SSD is used because access time is much lower.)
  • Disable that stupid bubble that informs about deactivation of internaloptical drive. Currently, this message is shown even if the option to deactivate the drive is actually disabled. Or at least hide the message after a few seconds!
  • Option to launch program (with parameter) when on battery or on ac (This could work around requests 1-3 but they still would be nice to have, especially Options 1-2 because they REALLY SAVE A LOT OF POWER!

Could someone from Lenovo PLEASE forward these requests to the developers? I think these are really great ideas.
Message Edited by VPN-User on 08-17-2008 06:50 PM
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08-16-2008

Ethereal - For Mods - I am a Frequent Traveller with PC's sourced from different continents

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Re: Feature Request for Power Manager (Vista)

2008-08-22, 5:56 AM

I agree that these are really great ideas

 

How can I disable SuperFetch manually?

 

Best wishes

Nigel

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Re: Feature Request for Power Manager (Vista)

2008-08-22, 7:48 AM
Open a CMD prompt with administrative privileges and enter "net stop superfetch" to stop the SuperFetch service. You may also deactivate it complete so it doesnt start at reboot. Do this in Start->"services.msc"
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Re: Feature Request for Power Manager (Vista)

2008-09-07, 15:18 PM
Thank you :)
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Re: Feature Request for Power Manager (Vista)

2008-09-08, 1:45 AM

 

Done, Your Feature request have been send to the developer and Lenovo Management.

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Re: Feature Request for Power Manager (Vista)

2008-09-08, 1:45 AM

I uninstalled Aero, uninstalled the Sidebard, and disabled superfetch per the post here, and battery seems ok. I get nearly an hour out of it which is about double what I expected to get. ... JDH

 

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08-30-2008

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Re: Feature Request for Power Manager (Vista)

2008-09-08, 7:47 AM
One suggestion: improve startup speed (in Vista) ;)
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Re: Feature Request for Power Manager (Vista)

2008-09-08, 9:37 AM

EDIT: Ah okay sorry now I got what you mean!

 

You mean Power MAnager needs quite some time to come up. Not only on boot, but also when trying to do something. Everything seems really slow: You click something and it needs 2-3 seconds to actually happen. Ad yes, bootup time is really worse with newest version of power manager. The battery status icon appears last on bootup and system is not really usable unitl then.

 

This app is completely bloated :-(.The features it provides neither really need so much cpu cycles nor that much RAM/resources and there is plenty of room for improvements. Same for Access Connections btw.! You press FN+F5 or F7 and for a few seconds nothing happens. This is really bad for a simple menu to pop up.

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Re: Feature Request for Power Manager (Vista)

2009-02-15, 19:30 PM

Ad Aero and Sidebar > You can use battery stretch options.

Ad Start time > Agree. I love the "standard"  Windows Lenovo Apps - like the installer. They are super-fast loaded and eats less resources in contrast to AC and PM. Thinkpad users don't need (nor want) fancy shiny plastics and blue lights. They don't need (nor want) fancy apps with gradients and graphics. They love the useability, speed and reliability of Thinkpads and same they expect from the software IMO. 

 

Me personaly - I can handle Vista border around PM and AC, but I can't stand the 2s start time when switching power plans or locations. 

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