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Windows 7: Are there any good "Power Settings" alternatives?

13 Aug 2014   #1

windows 7 Professional
Are there any good "Power Settings" alternatives?

I don't care for windows default power settings setup. Plain and simple.

Right now I am using an application that came with my asus called Power4Gear. Its better, but not great. It would be nice to be able to set a few more conditions that "is plugged in" or "is using battery."

I am looking for something that is more like a performance driver. I would like to be able to set profiles with individual conditions. I.E. application specific, battery life dependent, time of day. Also, it wouldn't be horrible if it could let me assign hot keys for different profiles.

One of the larger redeeming factors of Power4Gear, in my opinion is its screen brightness controls, within profiles. I am hoping not to have to get ridof this feature.

I don't suppose anyone knows of any applications that might do any of this? I know it might be a lot to expect an application to do all of these. Still, any good suggestions?
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13 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Still, any good suggestions?
AFAIK, only Linux & by using several different programs / a lot of scripts, 4 HW control. ;-$ (Or a special, custom, app., like ASUS had made; which -actually- seems pretty amazing. :))

*bc hardware is notoriously hard 2 control (all of it is entirely different, depending on motherboard, chips, etc., etc.). =)

P.S. As you can see, only apps that plug-in, or - are able to utilize that (Windblow$) API:
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14 Aug 2014   #3

windows 7 Professional

Thanks for the reply! Was just curious. I did find a few C# code blocks that can be used to control power settings that windows already. I may be able to come up with a profile system for that has time of day, app based, and battery level based power settings. Not something I am ready to get my hands dirty with, right now.
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