Friday, September 10, 2010

Windows 7 and magicJack

Ok so magicJack disables energy-saving features like hibernate and sleep, so that it can always send and recieve calls. This is great and all, but it disabled my screensaver and power settings (turn monitor off after 20 mins.) I'm not saving any money on my phone bill if I have to buy a new monitor because magicJack burnt it out. So I googled around and found a fix for this, apparently it only affects Vista and 7 because of something called "power requests."  Power requests allow an application to tell the OS to disable powersaving features. What I had to do was a power request override to tell the OS to enable powersaving features for the display.

Here's the link to the fix: