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In Windows one can usually choose between

  • Do nothing,
  • Sleep,
  • Hibernate.

The Macbook, however, doesn't seem to have this setting. It'll always go to sleep. I would like to set it to "Do nothing" to be able to finish downloads.

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Nope, there's no such setting in OS X. This has lead to the creation of a number of sleep-prevention apps:

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