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Chromebooks Getting New Power Management Settings to Control Lid/Idle Actions

Jun 27, 2017, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

The developer shared today on his Google+ page a screenshot of what it would appear to be new Power settings for controlling the power management behavior when the lid is closed and when your Chromebook computer is idle. For example, you can finally choose to keep your Chromebook awake when the lid is closed, or just set it to go to sleep, which is currently the default action. On the other hand, the new "When idle" power management settings will allow you to choose if you want to have the display turned off automatically after a certain idle period, or just keep it on no matter what. The default setting, however, is to turn off the display and go to sleep. All these goodies are now ready for testing if you switch to the Chrome Canary experimental channel.

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