Power Settings problem

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I work from home on an iMac running Leopard and are connected to a home network with 3 other computers.

I have set the Energy Saver in Preferences to default (sleep in 10 minutes for screen and hard drive) and locked the padlock to prevent changes.

Something - some other program - is overriding this setting, and I return to the computer finding it did not sleep at the default setting, but is now set to 3 hours for both screen and computer, and the padlock is unlocked.

Could someone please advise me what program is overriding my setting and unlocking the power setting to reset it to 3 hours? It is not being done by any other users on the system. We also have Dropbox - can its use by others override my own settings?

What is going on here?
 

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It's probably the network activity that's overriding your power saver settings. Are there other users on the network that access your computer?
 
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Power settings problem

Thanks, chscag. There are other users, but why doesn't their access simply wake up my Mac without changing the power settings that I locked?
 

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That part is strange. Your machine will "wake on network access" but it should not reset the power saver settings. Right now I can't test my network here at home as the MB is not available but when it is I'll see if I can figure something out.
 

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