Keep Computer Awake (for a While)

Keep Computer Awake (for a While)

Keep your computer running or screen on, and return to default state by a timer.

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What is Keep Computer Awake (for a While)?

Keep Computer Awake (for a While) is a practical Edge add-on allowing users to manually control their computer's energy-saving features. It gives the ability to prevent the computer from entering sleep mode or the screen from turning off. This extension includes a countdown timer that reverts the system back to its default energy-saving state when the countdown ends. Additionally, it provides an option to close the active tab once the timer is up. However, it cannot prevent a system entering sleep mode if the laptop lid is closed or the browser is completely shut down.

Rating: 4.20 (5)
Version: 1.0.7 (Last updated: 2023-02-22)
Creation date: 2021-02-26
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • power
  • alarms
  • background
  • storage
Size: 13.48K
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Keep Computer Awake (for a While)
Keep Computer Awake (for a While) (v1.0.7)
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Similar to other "Keep Awake" extensions, the basic function of this extension is to override current system energy-saving setting, and prevent your computer from sleeping or turning off the screen. In addition, this extension provides a countdown timer that can switch to default state and (optionally) close the active tab. For example you can keep your computer running for a while, then let it go to sleep. It also supports keyboard shortcuts to change the state.

Click the extension icon, you can switch between three states: ● Keep screen on: The computer does not go to sleep, and the screen keeps on. For example, when you do a presentation. ● Keep system running: The computer does not go to sleep, but the screen can be turned off. For example, when you upload or download files, the screen can be turned off, but need to keep the system running. ● System default state: Cancel the above two states. Whether to go to sleep or turn off the screen depends on the energy-saving setting of your operating system.

This extension provides a countdown timer. You can use it:

  1. Switch to default state. For example, when a program is being executed, it may take some time to complete. In this situation, you can set the state to keep system running, and switch to default state an hour later.
  2. Set a timer to close the tab that is playing a podcast or video when you go to bed. This may help you fall asleep better.

Note: if you turn your computer to sleep manually (e.g. close the laptop lid), or quit the browser completely, this extension can't keep your computer running.

User reviews
I tell the extension to keep Edge awake, so that I can listen to my music when the PC goes into sleeping mode, but it does not work. As soon as I turn on the sleeping mode, the Edge stops running.
by Linus, 2022-12-14

by 庆鹏, 2020-07-02

by, 2020-03-27
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Risk impact

Keep Computer Awake (for a While) is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Keep Computer Awake (for a While) has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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