Setting Power Profiles?

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 22
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:18 am

Setting Power Profiles?

Post by Gerstacker » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:23 pm

Hi guys!!

I'd like to thank you all for keeping this place running. Your help has been precious to me over the last couple of days as I've been setting up my new Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3 Sylvia!

Please redirect this thread to the proper subforum if I'm writing it somewhere where it shouldn't be..

My question is: aside from setting the basic settings in "Power Settings," is it possible to create Power Profiles and set them like in WIndows 7?

I mean like a profile for Watching a Movie, another for Listening to Music, another for Working in LibreOffice, etc.?

Because it's quite rigid when you can only set "Connected to AC" or "Running on battery", since if I try to set only one universal profile for each, if I am listening to music after 30 minutes the laptop suspends and the music is turned off...


Level 23
Level 23
Posts: 17827
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:34 am

Re: Setting Power Profiles?

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:52 pm

What you want is not possible, but Cinnamon has another solution for you:

Right click the panel on an empty place and select to add an applet. Now mark the inhibit applet and add it. This panel provides by left click a menu. The first command turns all power management off, you see this by the red overlay icon. At last when you reboot or Log off / on again in the user account the power management is active again; of course you can reactivate it also by the menu. As an additional service the red overlay icon does also appear, if an application does deactivate the power management on its own.

Post Reply

Return to “Software & Applications”