Sleep when unintended

  1. Posts : 229
    Windows 10

    Sleep when not idle

    Of late, Win10 Pro has taken to sleeping while viewing lengthy videos, instead of waiting until the PC is idle for the period specified. No changes have been made to power/sleep/screensaver settings or programs.

    Not the case in the past. A system image from months ago was restored but spontaneous sleep persists.

    Most all suggestions from the Net have been tested. Network, chipset and video drivers are current.

    Could this annoyance be the result of a Windows update? If so, which one?

    New ideas welcomed.
    Last edited by borgus; 22 Sep 2019 at 15:27.
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  2. Posts : 4,091
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu

    I have 2 basic Power settings:
    - Balanced where sleep can happen
    - High Performance where sleep can't happen.

    try to modify your Power profile in the Change power Settings - Change advanced power Settings - Sleep
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  3. Posts : 229
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Sleep when not idle CONFIRMED AS FIREFOX BUG

    Confirmed by Bugzilla as a Mozilla Firefox bug, and passed along to developers.

    Yes, many power plan variations have been tested.

    When watching a video on the Net, sleep arbitrarily kicks in. In the past this occurred only when the PC had been totally idle for the time period set to sleep.

    It has been discovered that this behavior is unique to Firefox 32/64-bit on the Windows Pro desktop PC. The Windows 10 HOME laptop, running Firefox 32-bit, does not sleep. EDGE and Chrome don't sleep. WMP doesn't sleep.

    Running FF in safe mode (no add-ons) changes nothing. Totally uninstalling FF and refreshing it - the same.

    Older FF versions, when the problem wasn't apparent, now sleep. An annoying, if not critical, situation. ^_^
    Last edited by borgus; 30 Sep 2019 at 10:21.
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