When we leave the computer power on, after sometime it will switch to automatic sleep mode to save power. Either by pressing a keyboard button or moving the mouse bar, you can wake up the computer. This is an automatic power management system to protect the computers. You can’t shutdown every time you move away and sometimes you may forget to lock the machine. In default sleep mode, any one can easily wake up the system. So, it will affect your privacy and the security of your computer.
If you are in a public office, then you have to really careful while leaving the system. What if, you can assign a custom key combination to put your computer in a sleep mode ? Cool isn’t it ? Super Sleep is a new application for Windows, which lets you assign a custom hot key for the quick sleep mode. This will be an added security to your Windows machine. Super Sleep is a free application and you can download it from their website (link at the end).
Once you install the app, you can see Super Sleep icon in the task bar system tray. The default key combination to put the computer in sleep is “Ctrl + F9” and to wake up “Ctrl + F10”. Either by moving the mouse or pressing the keys on keyboard you can’t wake up the system from sleep. Only by pressing the assigned hot keys you can wake up the system. To assign a custom key combination, go to system tray and right click on the Super Sleep icon. You can see a list of options, in that select “Settings”. After you select settings, you will see a window as shown in the screenshot below.
As you see, there will be two options, the first text box for sleep keys and next one for wake up. Also you can see the current hot keys below the text boxes. To assign a key, click on the text box and press the key combination in your keyboard. Then click “OK” to confirm it. If you want to remove the assigned keys, just leave the text boxes blank, which will let the computer to go to the sleep mode in a default way.
A very simple and useful application for people who work with computers all the day. It will save power by the same time it provides security to your computer. Try this app on your Windows machine and share your experience with us in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this article with your friends.