Can Torrent Client downloads continue in Computer Sleep Mode?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Katzenfreund, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    I have set my computer to go into Sleep Mode (not Hibernation) after 20 minutes of inactivity.
    From what I have noticed, if I leave a browser on, even if not downloading anything, the computer won’t go into sleep mode.
    But if I close the browser and leave the qBittorrent client open, the computer will go into Sleep Mode, even if files are downloading.

    So my questions:
    Why does the computer go into Sleep Mode when files are downloading in qBittorrent? Doesn’t that count as activity?
    Is there a way to continue downloading these files while the computer is in Sleep Mode?
     
  2. lucidus

    lucidus MDL Member

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    In settings -> behaviour, enable inhibit sleep when torrents are active.

    I don't think it's possible for torrents to be active while in sleep mode in windows.
     
  3. amajmon

    amajmon MDL Junior Member

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    No because torent need hard disk to save what it downloaded in sleap hard disk is off. PC goes in sleep because inactivity of OS not activity background process.:g:
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Can you watch your TV in standby mode?
     
  5. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Could you give more specific instructions as there doesn't seem to be a "behaviour" section in Settings.
     
  6. lucidus

    lucidus MDL Member

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    I meant QB's settings. Windows 10's Settings slipped my mind. Just click Options or Tools-> Options in QB and you'll get the setting.
     
  7. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Thanks, did that. And logically, the existence of a setting to inhibit sleep during downloads, implies that downloads can’t take place during sleep. That XP guy I mentioned in my previous post must have got it wrong.