Caffeine v1.97 Updated

Midas on 11 Apr 2021

Caffeine prevents an automatic screensaver or going into standby/sleep/hibernate, useful for presentations or playing video. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your PC thinks you're still working at the keyboard. Double-clicking the program icon "empties" the coffee pot and temporarily disables the program, while doing this a second time re-enables it.

Other command-line arguments for more functions are present on the web site.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch caffeine32.exe or caffeine64.exe.
What's new?
  • Added -lighticons and -darkicons to force one of those

17 comments on Caffeine  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

joscrcr83 2021-04-06 17:39

thanks, but that doesn't work either....


Checker 2016-02-07 21:14

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


smaragdus 2016-02-07 11:57

Caffeine 1.61 has been released, changes in the latest version:
v1.61 - 10th October 15
Fixed bug with app not going active/inactive correctly when a timed period elapsed


triode 2014-05-01 14:52

@Napiophelios: Likely won't work for WoW or any other network game produced after about 1999, because they look for game activity (positions and actions and other more clever things) for determining idle players, which has nothing to do with your computer sleeping or screensaving. Pressing F15 (which is what I assume this program does once per 59 seconds) has nothing to do with gameplay so it won't reset any idle timer on the server side.


brentmel 2013-05-24 21:30

helping computers stay awake so people can sleep since 2009


Napiophelios 2012-12-18 23:27

I wonder if this would work with World of Warcraft to keep me logged in while I sleep? :)


webfork 2011-03-25 18:55

Updated, thanks Ralph.


Ralph 2011-03-25 18:02

Version 1.5 Now out Nov2010


PinoyAko 2010-12-15 17:11

belg4mit -- WTF ? before you say something... think about it first... have you ever worked in an Enterprise company? ... how many employees do you have?...

Anyway, Thanks for this tool.. very helpful. :)

Harm 2010-07-29 19:45

@matnet: thanks, but that doesn't work either....

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