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I have had my PB for a few months now and have finally got around to asking this question. When using AIM, and putting an away message on, if I close the PB or leave for nearly any amount of time over 3-5 minutes, it automatically signs me off. Does this happen to everyone. On my PC desktop at home, I can leave AIM on w/ an away message unattended for days, well actually an unlimited amount of time, point being it will not sign me off. Does the Mac just do this, or is there something I can do to prevent this? Thanks in advance for all of your help.

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your going to have to sign up for something like this

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When you close the lid the powerbook goes to sleep, thus shutting everything off to conserve energy (including internet connection), disconnecting you. Leaving it for 3 or 4 minutes won't sign you off but leaving it alone for the period of time that you computer is set for til it sleeps will disconnect you.

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Ok, thanks for the quick response. So virtually there is no way to stay signed on unless your computer does not go to sleep, because it shuts off the internet connection.

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Does it shut down internet altogether, or just the airport card. I have yet to use my powerbook on a wired connection but when i leave for college this fall that will change, so will I be able to remain online then or is it still going to log me off Adium
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When the computer goes to sleep EVERYTHING is turned off to conserve battery life.

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everything but the ram is turned off... but this is a easy solution... don't put your computer to sleep.. leave it open and change the prefferences so that is stays awake.

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everything but the ram is turned off... but this is a easy solution... don't put your computer to sleep.. leave it open and change the prefferences so that is stays awake.
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everything but the ram is turned off... but this is a easy solution... don't put your computer to sleep.. leave it open and change the prefferences so that is stays awake.
Wouldn't this be bad for an iBook on AC power? I'm thinking of heat issues here.

I'm glad to see this thread. I'm having the same problem, only I don't use AIM, I use Adium. I love Adium, I just wish there was a way to stay signed into it while the computer is in sleep mode. Is this not possible to change at ALL?
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its impossible, sleep for any type of computer is that it saves all active processes into the ram and shuts everything down and only the ram is active, nothing else.
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Would just putting the display to sleep be sufficient enough power wise? Or is it smarter to put the entire computer to sleep nightly?

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Another AIM question:

How come every time I put the computer to sleep or AIM gets shut down, and when I reopen AIM, all of my saved away messages are deleted and my profile has been erased? This never happened on my PC desktop?

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Another AIM question:

How come every time I put the computer to sleep or AIM gets shut down, and when I reopen AIM, all of my saved away messages are deleted and my profile has been erased? This never happened on my PC desktop?

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Rather than actually try to help you with that, I'll take the easy way out and ask if you've tried iChat :mac:
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No, I've never used iChat, but everyone uses AIM, so it doesn't make any sense for me to it. I'm sure its a great program, but it would be rather useless for me to use.

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You can talk with people on AIM using iChat.
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