The new tab Win idle
can be used to monitor and fine-tune Windows own
idle detection (not the MST idle detection).One or more program(s) require(s) the systemOne or more program(s) require(s) the display
When a program prevents the system from suspending by requesting the display or the system MST now will show this.
Close all suspected processes (programs) and disable device drivers one by one until MST shows there is nothing blocking the suspend anymore.
The (wireless) network driver might be a good start.PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS IN THIS THREAD, THIS WILL BE A GREAT HELP TO OTHERSTime since last user input
This is the time since the last mouse movement or keyboard/remote key press. These actions reset the Time remaining until suspend
.Time remaining until suspend
This is the time until the windows idle detection will suspend the system. A negative value means the Windows idle detection is disabled.System idleness
This is the result of a calculation with a number of parameters that represent the usage of the system.
Typical parameters are CPU usage, network usage and disk usage.
When the system is not in use this number is 100%, the heavier the load the lower the number will be. Even negative numbers can occur.
MST colors this field red when the Windows idle detection decides the system is not
idle.Maximum idleness allowed
If the System idleness
becomes lower than this threshold the Time remaining until suspend
will be reset to the maximum.
This value can be changed to make Windows more or less critical on the idle detection.
MST also shows the time remaining until Windows will suspend the system, the current level of idleness and gives the ability to edit the threshold which Windows uses to determine if its idle.
Windows Vista uses the Unnattended sleep timeout
to put the system back to sleep when woken for no reason. On some occasions this happenes when the system wakes for a scheduled recording. Resulting a missed recording. Change this to 6 minutes (default when selecting a sleep state, Windows default is 2 minutes) to prevent this from happening.
Another new tab is called Extender
It controls the long-awaited extender support. When checked this will force the system to enter Away mode instead of standby as long as an extender is connected. When the extender disconnects the system will suspend after 5 minutes.Furthermore...
This version has some new USB settings for Vista and should be able to show the media center idle information on limited accounts as well.
The debug tab contains a new checkbox "Wake monitor/TV at resume", this should prevent the black screen on resume on some HDMI connected TVs (often combined with ATI videocards). Please report success/failure!Please give me your feedback on the new features!
Download here: mst09094.exe
Check this thread
for the newer (Windows 7 compatible) beta.