Dropbox – another piece of software I couldn’t possibly live without.
If you use Dropbox, you may have come across a situation whereby you’ve just put a few large files in your Dropbox which will take some time to sync.
One solution to this problem (without leaving your machine on all day or night) is to use a batch file which does the following:
- Uses a small executable created by a member of the Dropbox forums
- This executable checks the status of Dropbox (synching, in-use, up-to-date etc)
- The batch script simply runs in the background and checks the status of Dropbox every 30 seconds
- If the status is up-to-date, the script executes a command which puts the machine in to standby.