Here's a classic tip you might have missed:
Chances are your office doesn't allow pets (service animals excepted). Fortunately, laptops make wonderful pets. They'll follow you anywhere, glow warmly up at you, and be generally obedient. And while you don't need special kibble for this trusty pal, it does enjoy juice—the electrical kind, that is.
To ensure your laptop companion has a long, healthy life and comes when you call it, take advantage of the Windows Mobility Center.
You can open it from the control panel, or simply press X.
Here's what you can do once it's on your display.
The new Mobility Center
Power Saver mode dims your screen and slows performance—and makes your battery last longer. Balanced operates at full performance, but saves power when you step away from or otherwise ignore your laptop. (The third option—High Performance—isn't available in the Mobility Center, but you can fire it up in the Control Panel's Power Options section.)
Just like all your pets, Mobility Center wants to feel needed, so it hangs out only on laptop and tablet PCs. You likely won't find it on your desktop PC. So grab your laptop—no leash required—and have a nice, mobile day.