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iTunes, waking from sleep and iPods

Message #1 - Posted 2006/05/30 - Ian McCall

I'm listening to iTunes on my laptop at my desk, whilst simultaneously charging the iPod. Frequently I need to pause the currently playing track to talk to someone in the office, and often those chats take a while so the laptop goes to sleep.

On waking up, it loses the display of what was playing and switches to the iPod, which it helpfully tells me it's updating. But I don't -care-, I want it to auto-update, but I don't want it to interrupt the display of my playlist. Is there any way of stopping it auto-displaying the iPod and just keep showing what I was playing instead?

Cheers,
Ian

Message #2 - Posted 2006/05/30 - Roger Merriman

Ian McCall wrote:

I'm listening to iTunes on my laptop at my desk, whilst simultaneously charging the iPod. Frequently I need to pause the currently playing track to talk to someone in the office, and often those chats take a while so the laptop goes to sleep.

On waking up, it loses the display of what was playing and switches to the iPod, which it helpfully tells me it's updating. But I don't -care-, I want it to auto-update, but I don't want it to interrupt the display of my playlist. Is there any way of stopping it auto-displaying the iPod and just keep showing what I was playing instead?

Cheers,
Ian

not that i'm aware of and yes quite anoying isn't it? if you do find. do tell.

roger

Message #3 - Posted 2006/05/30 - David Kennedy

On 30/5/06 12:13 pm, Roger Merriman wrote:

Ian McCall wrote:

I'm listening to iTunes on my laptop at my desk, whilst simultaneously charging the iPod. Frequently I need to pause the currently playing track to talk to someone in the office, and often those chats take a while so the laptop goes to sleep.

On waking up, it loses the display of what was playing and switches to the iPod, which it helpfully tells me it's updating. But I don't -care-, I want it to auto-update, but I don't want it to interrupt the display of my playlist. Is there any way of stopping it auto-displaying the iPod and just keep showing what I was playing instead?

Cheers,
Ian

not that i'm aware of and yes quite anoying isn't it? if you do find. do tell.

roger

Set the laptop to stay awake....

Message #4 - Posted 2006/05/30 - Ian McCall

On 2006-05-30 14:25:38 +0100, David Kennedy said:

Set the laptop to stay awake....

Genius! It's a daring and unconventional plan, but it just might work.

Cheers,
Ian

Message #5 - Posted 2006/05/30 - David Kennedy

On 30/5/06 2:32 pm, Ian McCall wrote:

On 2006-05-30 14:25:38 +0100, David Kennedy said:

Set the laptop to stay awake....

Genius! It's a daring and unconventional plan, but it just might work.

I'm assuming that as you're in the office you can plug it in ?

Message #6 - Posted 2006/05/30 - Ian McCall

On 2006-05-30 14:44:11 +0100, David Kennedy said:

On 30/5/06 2:32 pm, Ian McCall wrote:

On 2006-05-30 14:25:38 +0100, David Kennedy said:

Set the laptop to stay awake....

Genius! It's a daring and unconventional plan, but it just might work.

I'm assuming that as you're in the office you can plug it in ?

Yes - I could set energy saver to 'Better Performance' and it wouldn't sleep. It's just that I'd have to actually-do- something, and also remember to turn it off again afterwards. Rather defeats the whole automatic update thing.

Cheers,
Ian

Message #7 - Posted 2006/05/30 - David Kennedy

On 30/5/06 2:58 pm, Ian McCall wrote:

On 2006-05-30 14:44:11 +0100, David Kennedy said:

On 30/5/06 2:32 pm, Ian McCall wrote:

On 2006-05-30 14:25:38 +0100, David Kennedy said:

Set the laptop to stay awake....

Genius! It's a daring and unconventional plan, but it just might work.

I'm assuming that as you're in the office you can plug it in ?

Yes - I could set energy saver to 'Better Performance' and it wouldn't sleep. It's just that I'd have to actually-do- something, and also remember to turn it off again afterwards. Rather defeats the whole automatic update thing.

You can set the prefs for use with battery to conserve and then when the charger is disconnected it will revert to the previous settings. When using mains it will stay the same except for the sleep part - you could either have the screen dim or activate the saver ?

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