You probably often wish you had a way of blocking your computer from entering standby mode when downloading or uploading files, as well as when certain applications are open.
Coffee is a lightweight and simple tool, designed to keep your computer awake when network traffic exceeds specified values or when certain programs are running.
Block standby when network traffic is detected
The application allows you to specify the download and upload thresholds. If network speeds exceed these values when the system is scheduled to enter standby mode, the action is automatically blocked.
If your computer has multiple network adapters installed, you can choose which of them should be monitored by the application.
Additionally, Coffee displays the current download and upload speeds, to help you get an idea of how high the specified thresholds should be.
Delay standby and simulate key press
The program offers another useful function, allowing you to delay the standby procedure for a specified amount of time after the preset sleep conditions are not met.
Furthermore, it is possible to have the application perform a virtual a key press on a certain interval, to simulate the fact that the computer is being used.
Prevent standby when certain processes are active
On application startup, Coffee scans your computer for currently active processes and allows you to choose which of them should block the computer from going into sleep mode. As longs as the selected applications are still running, your computer remains awake.
However, as only the process name is displayed, if may be difficult for some users to locate the applications they wish to select. Also, the list is only updated at program startup, so it is necessary to restart it if a new process is launched.
To conclude, if you are looking for a simple utility that can help you prevent your computer from entering standby mode under various circumstances, you should try Coffee.