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Windows 7: New Feature In The Power Plan.

23 Feb 2011   #1
toughbook

 
 
New Feature In The Power Plan.

I am not sure if this showed up after SP1 or IE9 since I pretty installed the at the same time, but towards the bottom it not says Internet Explorer, expand the + button and you get Java Script Timer Frequency.

What made me aware of this is that when I woke up this morning my laptop was shitdown and the battery was at 5%. It should have been sleeping like a baby all night like it usually does. Now I have a laptop that's been up all night and it;s going to be a bitch all day to deal with

Anyone else notice this?


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23 Feb 2011   #2
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I am not quite sure what you are talking about? Do you mean a plus button on IE9? The only one I see is the one which changes the zoom level.??
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23 Feb 2011   #3
toughbook

 
 

Go to your Power Plans, Click to go to the Advanced secyion in your current Power Plan. Go to the very bottom, you will see it.

Here is a screen shot.


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23 Feb 2011   #4
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
I am not quite sure what you are talking about? Do you mean a plus button on IE9? The only one I see is the one which changes the zoom level.??
I believe he's referring to the Advanced Power Plan Options. See Step 5(B) in this tutorial. By clicking on the + sign next to the various options (hard disk, power buttons and lid, etc.) you can expand the "tree" to make the changes.

Power Plan Settings - Change

Toughbook: Sorry, we were apparently typing at the same time. I have not installed SP1 yet so I can't tell you if it's universal or just your machine. (It's a hold over from the XP days when service packs needed to be field tested by the masses to discover bugs not apparent during beta testing.)
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23 Feb 2011   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Java script timer frequency apparently impacts battery life. This is a new feature introduced in ie9 rc that you can set in the power options. Read more here.

[Part 4]IE9 Release Candidate review: Performance, compatibility, and standards - TEK 24H- Technology News, Product Reviews, Price Comparison !

There are 2 options- set to max performance or set to max power savings.

But I doubt that this ie9 related power setting has anything to do with your problem.
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23 Feb 2011   #6
toughbook

 
 

Thatnks for the clear up and link. Last night was the 1st night, I believe, that I left it unplugged since I had updated to the latest IE9 RC. I have 2 of the 99% exact laptops, so I will see what's up.

Without having read the link yet~ What setting should I keep it on? It is plugged in most of the time in my car dock.

I am noticing that on about 50% of the websites I go to I am having to turn the Active X button off.
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23 Feb 2011   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughbook View Post
Thatnks for the clear up and link. Last night was the 1st night, I believe, that I left it unplugged since I had updated to the latest IE9 RC. I have 2 of the 99% exact laptops, so I will see what's up.

Without having read the link yet~ What setting should I keep it on? It is plugged in most of the time in my car dock.

I am noticing that on about 50% of the websites I go to I am having to turn the Active X button off.
If the lappy is plugged in all the time, stick to high performance. Of course how effective this feature is, is anybody's guess right now.
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23 Feb 2011   #8
toughbook

 
 

Yep, I keep mine on High Perf, and in my BIOS there is a setting for when you keep your computer plugged in most of the time it only allows a 95% charge and then it trickles. It is designed to prolong your battery life, in which it works pretty darn good. This battery is over 2 years old and I still can get close to 12 hours of use from it. Another wonderful feature of Toughbooks, but another feature that makes these dang things so expensive
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23 Feb 2011   #9
Imperfect1

 
 

By the way, utilizing JavaScript Timer Frequency is also supposed to be able to increase your IE speed.
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