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Prevent the video from being disabled in windows 7

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Belini

I need to prevent the shutdown of the video only when the script is open, anyone know how to disable and enable this function in windows 7 using Autoit?

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Tripredacus

SetThreadExecutionState:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa373208%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

See this also:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/629240/prevent-windows-from-going-into-sleep-when-my-program-is-running

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BrewManNH

You can change this setting using PowerCfg.exe

-CHANGE, -X Modifies a setting value in the current power scheme.

Usage: POWERCFG -X <SETTING> <VALUE>

<SETTING> Specifies one of the following options:

-monitor-timeout-ac <minutes>

-monitor-timeout-dc <minutes>

-disk-timeout-ac <minutes>

-disk-timeout-dc <minutes>

-standby-timeout-ac <minutes>

-standby-timeout-dc <minutes>

-hibernate-timeout-ac <minutes>

-hibernate-timeout-dc <minutes>

Example:

POWERCFG -Change -monitor-timeout-ac 5

Use "Run("powercfg.exe -Change -monitor-timeout-ac 5")" to change the time before the monitor gets shut off to 5 minutes when the computer is on AC power.

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Belini

@BrewManNh altered only when plugged into power, using battery has not changed.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4vkyuow0d0jy2gb/Figura.jpg

@Tripedacus good tip more code is in C + +, do not know how to do in Autoit.

EDITED: @BrewManNh moved to timeout-dc 5 and it worked.

Edited by Belini

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BrewManNH

That was an example, the quoted part shows you what you need to use for when it's on battery (DC).

Although, this might be a better method if you want it for just the script you're currently running.

#include <WINAPIEx.au3>
_WinAPI_SetThreadExecutionState(BitOr($ES_CONTINUOUS, $ES_DISPLAY_REQUIRED))

EDIT: The WINAPIEx.au3 is included in AutoIt version 3.3.9.4 (beta), or you can download it from if you're running a prior version.

Edited by BrewManNH
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If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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UEZ

@Belini: Look at WinAPIEx.au3 for _WinAPI_SetThreadExecutionState() function.

Br,

UEZ

PS: BrewManNH was faster. ;)

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