Shut-down / hibernate option when batch production

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It would be great to have an option that after finishing a batch production the computer can be put in standby, hibernation or shut off. The reason for this is that you do not need to leave the computer in for the whole night where a batch would be finished after a few hours. 
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Ed Covney

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If you have a newer computer, I'm not sure hibernation is even available in windows power management. I assume you mean "sleep" vs standby and Windows 10 Power management also doesn't offer a shut-down.

You could set your power plan to "sleep" after so many minutes or hours of inactivity - just be sure you test it before relying on it. (If windows doesn't detect mouse or keyboard activity it may go to sleep while Camtasia is still batching it.)

With windows doing so much (updates etc.) while your system is otherwise "inactive", I personally think it may be dangerous for user software (i.e. Camtasia) to control hardware.
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Thanks for the reply. The power plan settings might be a solution but usually, some process is interfering with this and the laptop stays on for much longer than necessary. So a checkmark hibernate yes/no after the batch is ready would be more reliable and precise.
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Is your batch file process run from a command batch file? If so . . . you can control everything from a bat file!!  Here are some commands you may be interested in : explained

powercfg.exe /hibernate on  : if not on, creates the hibernation file, hiberfil.sys    (size = ram size).

shutdown [/i | /i |/s |/r | /g | /a | /p | /h | /e ] [/f ]

samples:

shutdown /I /f /s  :    /I - logoff     /f - force running applications to terminate     /s - shutdown

shutdown /f /h   :      /f - force running applications to terminate     /h - hibernate


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Hello Ed,

Thanks for the reply. I do not use the batch option, I use the option in the software (File → batch production). There is probably a different option also?

Kindest regards,
Rob