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Energy Saver in 10.1

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It doesn't appear that there is the option to access processor cycling options....such as turn on or off, and AC adaptor vs. battery.

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post #2 of 7
Indeed. Annoying at this point. I've sent feedback as I'm sure many others have. I'm sure Apple people are aware of this anyway, but it's good to let them know that you're expecting it too.
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any other thoughts?
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The most annoying ommision to me is not being able to scale the processor speed of 'books. When I'm on the road, I'm generally not playing Quake III or something... just surfing wirelessly or writing some Java, maybe listening to iTunes. I don't need the full 667 MHz to do that. Anything more than the minimum is a waste of battery.

I am glad they brought back the 'nearly off' screen brightness mode in 10.1. I really missed it in (I think) 10.0.4. Maybe it was 10.1.1 vs. 10.1. I can't remember exactly.

Also, I think that the Energy Saver should be somewhat connected with the GUI. It would be nice if when you switched to battery the dock magnification could be set to turn off, the genie switched to scale, bouncing dock icons stopped, etc. Maybe even mess with some transparency stuff, but maybe that's going too far. That way the processor could be used more efficiently for the tasks that you actually NEED, versus the tasks that make the OS look pretty.

You can do all of that manually, but it should be automated for greatest ease-of-use.

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[quote]Originally posted by Ender:
<strong>Also, I think that the Energy Saver should be somewhat connected with the GUI. It would be nice if when you switched to battery the dock magnification could be set to turn off, the genie switched to scale, bouncing dock icons stopped, etc. Maybe even mess with some transparency stuff, but maybe that's going too far. That way the processor could be used more efficiently for the tasks that you actually NEED, versus the tasks that make the OS look pretty.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Does this GUI stuff really tax the machine so much that it will take a bight out of your battery when on the road?

I'd be surprised--but perhaps disappointed more--if it did. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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I'm sure it does a little bit, but that wasn't the reason I suggested the GUI additions to the Energy Saver.

I was thinking more that if the processor gets scaled (let's say from 500 MHz to 300 MHz like the Ti PB 500), the advanced GUI elements might take up too much processor time to realistically be able to cut back the processor frequency.

The scaled back processor would be the biggest power saving, not the GUI. However the processor is necessary to run the GUI stuff (like Genie) and the more optimized you make the GUI, the less the processor needs to do, giving the other apps more processor time to work with.

That's where I was coming from. Maybe it isn't enough battery life difference to worry about. I don't really know.

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[quote]Originally posted by Ender:
<strong>Also, I think that the Energy Saver should be somewhat connected with the GUI. It would be nice if when you switched to battery the dock magnification could be set to turn off, the genie switched to scale, bouncing dock icons stopped, etc. Maybe even mess with some transparency stuff, but maybe that's going too far. That way the processor could be used more efficiently for the tasks that you actually NEED, versus the tasks that make the OS look pretty.

You can do all of that manually, but it should be automated for greatest ease-of-use.

-Ender</strong><hr></blockquote>

That's a pretty good idea, something Apple should definately think about doing.
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