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Prevent screensaver & monitor standby during playback/recording

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Please consider adding an option to prevent screensaver & monitor standby during playback/recording.

C++  example:

On playback/recording:

SetThreadExecutionState(ES_CONTINUOUS | ES_SYSTEM_REQUIRED | ES_DISPLAY_REQUIRED);

On stop/pause:

SetThreadExecutionState(ES_CONTINUOUS);

SetThreadExecutionState on MSDN

Foobar:

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Edited by Caldur
Add C++ example. Add screenshot examples from other programs

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This feature seems to exist in both Cubase & Audacity and maybe other DAW applications.

However it looks like it was not implemented correctly in both DAWs, so for correct implementation check foobar2000 and VLC Player.

The prevention should happen only during actual playback or recording and not just when the application is running.

I would directly bind it with the GUI playback/recording buttons/keys.

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I like this idea. Yes, many Windows programs have the ability to keep the monitor awake for critical operations. I'm forever forgetting to turn off my screensaver for DAW use, then sitting down to record, playing, then the screen goes black.

Until such time as the feature may be implemented in Cakewalk, I use a utility called Don'tSleep. When I remember to. 😁

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For many years, this feature has been configured in Windows Settings under Energy Options. There are 3 different "energy plans" where all the smallest options are configured to turn off the monitor, hard drives, protective screen, "sleep mode" and other services in the computer, I don’t really understand, why you need to insert such options into separate programs? This is for the completely lazy ones who have never configured and do not configure the system after a clean installation. Practical experience taught me this, when in the middle of some work, the archive hard drive suddenly turned off, since then, the first thing I do is set up the "Energy Options" section, it takes 5 minutes, there are much more settings and acts directly on the system itself, without the need to configure individual programs.

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