# $EPIC: bind_cpu_saver.txt,v 22.214.171.124 2006/07/11 04:57:43 jnelson Exp $
bind <key> cpu_saver
This keybinding immediately switches the client to CPU saver mode.
Normally, when CPU saver is inactive, the system clock, notify system, and mail checking occur via regular intervals controlled by set CLOCK_INTERVAL, set NOTIFY_INTERVAL, and set MAIL_INTERVAL. When CPU saver is activated, these sets are ignored, and the interval given by set CPU_SAVER_EVERY is used instead.
When you are logged out or away from the keyboard for a long period of time, it is usually not time critical that your system clock update exactly at the top of the minute, or that your notifies fire exactly every minute, or that mail is detected the same minute it arrives. You can save a lot of CPU usage by only doing these checks periodically while you are away.
This keybinding first appeared in EPIC4pre0.041.