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Fat Tone
11th May 2005, 01:26
I'm working on a web-accessed database project atm that needs email, 2 file browsers, FrontPage (sometimes x2), browser and MS Access all open at the same time, spread across my three monitors (3840 x 1024) on my Parhelia.

It would be great if I could easily open all the apps and place them with a click or two. Is there anyway of doing it? Unfortunately things get moved around between sessions.

TIA

T.

Gurm
11th May 2005, 05:20
It's called "hibernate". :)

Fat Tone
11th May 2005, 05:44
Well, yes it would be if MS made an OS that never needed restarting and everyone else made h/w that could be guaranteed to come out of hibernation everytime...:)

Gurm
11th May 2005, 12:34
Well, yes it would be if MS made an OS that never needed restarting and everyone else made h/w that could be guaranteed to come out of hibernation everytime...:)

I can't remember the last time I restarted XP. Seriously. It runs for weeks on end without so much as a blink. I always hear from all you people about how Windows needs to reboot all the time, but frankly I haven't had that happen in years now. Since I switched to Win2k, actually.

And all MY hardware comes out of hibernation. What do you have that doesn't? Suspend-to-disk isn't the same as sleep mode. 99.99% of hardware is just fine coming up from hibernate.

Fat Tone
11th May 2005, 14:52
I spend all day dipping in and out of various MS apps, and after a while start to get unexplained crashes and strange behaviours, which only a reboot fixes. Our XP service (with Office 2k3) isn't long out of the pilot phase, and tbh isn't as stable as win2k with Office 2k was.

As to power management, I'm thinking laptops sleeping mainly - often the pointing devices won't work fully, or the nics have problems. (desktop monitors will often not do anything above 60Hz either) True I haven't tried full hibernation unless the laptop battery has died, but I have to wonder how that will fare on a desktop at work in a domain with roaming profiles. Could be interesting to try, but that doesn't get away from my time/use related MS problems.

UtwigMU
11th May 2005, 19:28
Ditto for hibernation, I had no problem with it.

I have problems with Linux and standby but that's because it doesn't work with SMP systems. Linux restores your session by default though.

Kurt
12th May 2005, 01:23
Let's see...a laptop with a VIA chipset and a Logitech mouse maybe?

Maybe you could have a look at exactly what you have and compare it with what works?

Gurm
12th May 2005, 04:29
"Sleep" is different from "Hibernate". Sleep is suspend-to-RAM. Hibernate is suspend-to-DISC. Very different scenarios. Hibernate is relatively flawless, a few nasty pieces of hardware (none of which most of us own) aside.

VJ
12th May 2005, 05:21
Actually, my Kensington trackball doesn't come back after hibernate or standby when the latest drivers are used. They consider this a known issue, solved by using the previous driverversion. :rolleyes:


Jörg