Portable tab settings control energy usage settings for Mac OS X portable devices and support the following management modes: Never, Always.
You can use preset settings by moving the slider anywhere from Minimum Energy Usage to Maximum Performance. When you set the slider to Custom you can customize all aspects of the energy usage settings.
Authentication Services supports the following Portable Settings options for both Adapter and Battery powered situations. Settings on the Adapter tab apply when the portable device's power adapter is plugged in. Settings on the Battery tab apply when the portable device is running on battery power.
Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for:
Select to control how long you want the system to wait before putting the computer to sleep to save power. Inactivity means no keyboard or mouse input.
Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for:
Select to control how long you want the system to wait before putting the display to sleep. Inactivity means no keyboard or mouse input.
Wake when the modem detects a ring
Select to configure the computer to wake from sleep if the modem detects a ring.
Wake for Ethernet network administrator access
Select to configure the computer to wake from sleep if an administrator attempts remote access.
Restart automatically after a power failure
Select to configure the computer to automatically start when power is restored after a power failure.
Put the hard disks to sleep when possible
Select to configure the system to attempt to power down hard disks.
Select to control the processor performance. The higher the performance setting the more power used. Options include: Highest, Automatic and Reduced. Automatic will attempt to use reduced power when the computer is running on battery power.
Battery tab settings control battery status display and support the following management modes: Never, Always.
To show the battery status in the menu bar select the Show battery status in the menu bar option.
Schedule tab settings control automatic startup and shutdown for Mac OS X workstations and servers; and, support the following management modes: Never, Always.
Schedule Settings allow you to configure managed computers to start up or shutdown according to a specific schedule. For example, you might configure certain computers to sleep on Friday night and wake up early Monday morning.
To force the computer to start up or wake, select the Startup or wake option and set the frequency and the time of day.
To force the computer to shut down or sleep check the box and select either Shutdown or Sleep option from the drop-down then set the frequency and time of day.
Finder is the Mac OS X Window manager and file system browser. Finder Settings allow you to configure the way Finder works.
You can apply Finder Properties settings under both Computer Configuration and User Configuration.