Vista Battery Saver Beta 2 is available for download

24 ביולי 2007

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New version of Vista Battery Saver (beta 2) is available for download from CodePlex. Except bug fixes, there is a new feature – automatic power plan change, depends on power source you are working with. I'm really wondering,  why this feature is not available in Windows Vista out-of-the-box? For example, if you are working on battery, you'd want to use Power Saver plan, however, if you are working on AC, you'd rather use Balanced or High Performance. So, Vista Battery Saver does it for you now. All you have to do is to run it and configure plan you want to use on battery and on AC.

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In this version, I completely rewrite power aware routines, and now it's using only direct system API call, this way, I get rid over expensive timers. So, download it, use it and notice report all bugs discovered on CodePlex issues tracker and in comments.

Thank you. Remember, It still do not run itself after the installation. You should look into Start->Accessories menu to find and run it.

Download Vista Battery Saver Public Beta 2

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  1. Ryan Wagner24 ביולי 2007 ב 21:15

    Thanks for another update to a great app!

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  2. tamir24 ביולי 2007 ב 22:50

    Thanks, Ryan. Please report issues on CodePlex

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  3. Gary Shell26 ביולי 2007 ב 7:47

    On my Sony FZ190, when I unplug the power and switch to battery, Battery saver always turns off aero and side bar even if I select the option to do so ony if power drops below a preset percentage.

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  4. El Computador - Costa Rica26 ביולי 2007 ב 14:51

    Amigo Amigos:

    Muchas Gracias . . .

    PURA VIDA . . .

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  5. Srinadh 28 ביולי 2007 ב 3:29

    Thanx for providing the wonderful application.

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  6. Srinadh28 ביולי 2007 ב 3:31

    Thanx for providing the wondeful application and hope this helps me to save my battery life using vista softwares.

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  7. jagannath1 באוגוסט 2007 ב 22:06

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  8. Martha Warner11 באוגוסט 2007 ב 1:58

    I bought a laptop with windows vista and by getting this might be a real good thing to have.

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  9. J29 באוגוסט 2007 ב 19:31

    Hi,

    My firewall warns me that Vista Battery Saver needs to estalish itself as an internet server. Is this normal ? Why is it so ?

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  10. tamir29 באוגוסט 2007 ב 21:22

    J, Vista Battery Saver is single instance application. One of SIA aptterns is using named pipes to asure that there are no other instances running. That's exactly what VBS does. It uses loopback 127.0.0.1 tcp named pipe. You can download and see the source code of the application from CodePlex for additional information

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  11. Vivek4 בספטמבר 2007 ב 13:02

    Hey it doesn't work in Vista Basic Version. Please update it for this version also. Thanks.

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  12. teti8 באוקטובר 2007 ב 21:04

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  13. ginigma18 באוקטובר 2007 ב 0:24

    I just downloaded and installed the software. Apparently it starts right after installation completes. All of a sudden my screen goes black! Then a notice pops up that Aero was turned off. Screen goes black again. Flashes on a couple times and then stays on.

    You should fix it so that the configuration window comes up first and doesn't change any screen settings the user doesn't want changed.

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  14. EvilDave21 באוקטובר 2007 ב 21:52

    Feature Request:
    Can we get a move obvious and obnoxious Battery Low/Critical Warning?
    Right now the only warning I get is a beep and no balloon help pop-up from the taskbar (I should be getting one of those, right?). This audio-only warning means I miss it if I have the sound system off or on mute.

    Could you add an annoying dialog box option for notification?
    Preferably one that allows you to select between Delay, Standby, Hibernate, & Shutdown.
    I am thinking similar to Outlook's meeting notifications.

    It would be nice to get the warning and still have 10 sec to save my files.

    This is especially important as I work on network shares, and when the laptop just hibernates (w/o warning, see above), I lose the network connection and then (after un-hibernate) I can't save my work unless I rename the file.

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  15. EvilDave21 באוקטובר 2007 ב 22:31

    Using VBS beta 2 r1
    Dell 640m, Vista Business
    Lenovo T61, Vista Premium

    When either laptop goes on battery, both Aero & the Sidebar turn off.
    This is despite my setting them to turn off at 90% & 10% respectively.

    On the next battery "tick" (from 100% to 99%), VBS re-evaluates and turns on both Aero & Sidebar.

    This defeats my whole purpose of setting the Aero disable at 90%. I didn't want VBS to turn things off if I just had to unplug the laptop for a second.

    BTW, The About screen says I am running 1.0 even though I downloaded it from the b2r1 page.

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  16. hitachi24 באוקטובר 2007 ב 10:45

    I just downloaded and installed the software. Apparently it starts right after installation completes. All of a sudden my screen goes black! Then a notice pops up that Aero was turned off. Screen goes black again. Flashes on a couple times and then stays on.

    You should fix it so that the configuration window comes up first and doesn't change any screen settings the user doesn't want changed.

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  17. Robert25 באוקטובר 2007 ב 5:47

    Using VBS beta 2 r1

    Dell 640m, Vista Business

    Lenovo T61, Vista Premium

    When either laptop goes on battery, both Aero & the Sidebar turn off.

    This is despite my setting them to turn off at 90% & 10% respectively.

    On the next battery "tick" (from 100% to 99%), VBS re-evaluates and turns on both Aero & Sidebar.

    This defeats my whole purpose of setting the Aero disable at 90%. I didn't want VBS to turn things off if I just had to unplug the laptop for a second.

    BTW, The About screen says I am running 1.0 even though I downloaded it from the b2r1 page.

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  18. battery26 בנובמבר 2007 ב 3:16

    When either laptop goes on battery, both Aero & the Sidebar turn off.

    This is despite my setting them to turn off at 90% & 10% respectively.

    On the next battery "tick" (from 100% to 99%), VBS re-evaluates and turns on both Aero & Sidebar.

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  19. Jacky19 בדצמבר 2007 ב 3:43

    Thanks for another update to a great app!

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  20. Help?19 בפברואר 2008 ב 22:21

    So I dled this and had it running but even when plugged in if I left my laptop unattended it shuts down. I could not find any thing in the settings that would do it maybe I'm blind so I removed it but now it is doing it even with the program removed. Any ideas?

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  21. pongscript2 במרץ 2008 ב 3:40

    when your laptop suddenly shutdown while idle, check the systems power configuration. maybe you incorrectly configured it.

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  22. D Worrall31 במרץ 2008 ב 11:35

    Seems okay, but had a slight problem as I had Goolgle sidebar running and not sure whats happened now!

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  23. battery7 באפריל 2008 ב 10:08

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  25. sourav13 באפריל 2008 ב 12:34

    i would love it

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  26. Romain13 במאי 2008 ב 10:07

    Hi!
    I use a french version of Vista but the software stay in english. Don't you havez localize the software?
    How to change the langage please?

    🙂

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  27. Tamir Khason13 במאי 2008 ב 10:47

    Romain, this should happens automatically, if it is not happens, please download latest version from CodePlex and try

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  28. laptop battery19 במאי 2008 ב 9:45

    It really irritating when in between typing on a important mail suddenly the laptops starts beeping indicating low battery and unfortunately u dont have a power cord.

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  29. laptop battery19 במאי 2008 ב 9:47

    Now has not been able to determine that this is really, but hoped that can have this technology. Our battery can use for a long time.

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  34. Romain21 ביולי 2008 ב 0:13

    tamir > i use the latest version but the software is in english, not in french :S

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  35. Pablo26 באוגוסט 2008 ב 4:23

    Es verdad, Vista consume mucho más. La prueba la tenemos en la comparación de estos dos modelos de Sony que solo se diferencian en el sistema operativo.

    Modelo con XP http://vaio.sony.es/view/ShowProduct.action?product=VGN-SZ2XP%2FC&productFilters=retired&site=voe_es_ES_cons&pageType=Overview&category=VN+SZ+Series

    Modelo con Vista: http://vaio.sony.es/view/ShowProduct.action?product=VGN-SZ4MN%2FB&productFilters=retired&site=voe_es_ES_cons&pageType=Overview&category=VN+SZ+Series

    Ambos modelos son iguales en hardware y batería, y la diferencia de duración es muy grande, medida por el fabricante, y no creo que a Sony le interese decir que sus modelos nuevos aguantan menos que los viejos.

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