Latest PCs and laptops are found quite ultra-energy
efficient. To clarify, windows10 features activation of a screensaver by default
after few moments of inactivity. Which furthermore leads to power down of your
display. In order to avoid sleeping and locking, we have a very proficient tiny
utility that is caffeine for windows. So let’s discuss what caffeine is all
What is Caffeine for windows.?
Caffeine stimulates a keypress every minute that keeps your
PC awake thus behaving like a strong cup of coffee. In other words, it acts as
a rescuer and prevents your computer from the prevalence of a screensaver. Above
all, caffeine gives an impression to your computer that the user is still
active on the windows. To sum up, it allows you to leave your system idle for
several minutes. Meanwhile keeps your screen active for the same period of time.
Caffeine preview from various angles:
First of all, caffeine is freeware.
Moreover, it comes as a compressed file.
In addition, it is an absolute simple program
that owns no particular features.
The little utility does not affiliate with your
system complicatedly. You can operate caffeine from an on/off switch and most
importantly a full coffeepot demonstrates activation of caffeine. Therefore it
serves you with a non-confusing layout.
Making a right click over caffeine icon allows
you to configure the program. However, in this way you can stop it from
functioning after a certain period of time. As a result of which your system
will spring back to the by default setting of sleeping and locking. Click on
‘active for’ and choose from 1, 2, 4, 8, and 24 hours as per your requirement.
Similarly, you can also make settings that will
allow caffeine to get activated after specific period of time. Again click on
‘inactive for’ and choose the required time period, for instance, 4 hours.
Command line options:
So, there are some command line switches that are used to alter regular behavior of caffeine for windows.
xx – here xx is a number that represents the number
of seconds between stimulated key presses. However, this should be the first
text on the command line
-start off – application starts disabled.
-exit after: xx – the application will end after
-active for: xx – the application will be
inactivated after xx minutes
-inactive for: xx – the application will be
activated after xx minutes
-app exit – ends current running instance of the
-an app on – activates the currently running instance
of the application
-app off – inactivates the currently running
instance of the application
-app toggle – toggles the regular state of the
currently running instance of the application
-app toggle show dlg – toggles the running
state, and exhibits dialog
-replace – closes the currently running instance
and replaces it
-no icon – does not display a task tray icon
-use shift – stimulate the shift key
-show dlg – displays a dialog that indicates
whether caffeine is active
-on taskbar – exhibits a taskbar button (use
-allow ss – prevents sleeping of computer, but
allows the screensaver to start
-key: xx – stimulate while using virtual key
-keypress – stimulates a full keypress, not only
a key up event
Now, in order to start the download, click on
the link marked ‘caffeine.zip’
Click ‘save’ and furthermore, copy caffeine to
After that, click ‘open folder’ and search for
Left click on the file in order to select. Subsequently,
go to ‘extract’ from the explorer options above and make a click on ‘extract’
Lastly, double click on this extracted file
‘caffeine.exe’ in order to launch caffeine finally. As a result, caffeine icon
will become visible at the bottom-right of your display.
However, caffeine for
windows is a resourceful program in reducing the functionality of your
hardware. If your computer screen will remain on for an infinite period of
time, it will certainly lead to potential damage. That’s why windows10
possesses by default setting that uses a balanced approach in order to give
long term extraordinary performance.