refers to shutting down the computer, the process of powering down the computer

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Should I shut down my Macbook or just close the lid (when using it daily)?

I have found contradictory opinions on this. Some say Windows users tend to shut down but that it is not necessary, and I tend to do that too. Others say it is preferable to shut down, as it does not ...
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Are OS X shutdown cause and sleep cause numbers listed/explained anywhere?

The numbers in which I'm most interested -2 0 3 5 … I might add to that shortlist. What do those numbers mean; where might we find authoritative explanations? Somewhere in Apple open source, ...
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MacBook Pro 2010 with 2,66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo shuts down when external monitor is attached

This is frustrating. This happens intermittently, but dependably (only a matter of time) -- when I connect an external Samsung monitor, my MacBook goes dark and only forcing it to restart by holding ...
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Preferences resetting in Snow Leopard

Recently my Mac has been exhibiting two strange behaviours: Preferences for Safari and Windowshade return to their defaults on their own every few days. On occasions, when I select shut down, the ...
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OSX Mavericks doesn't reboot/shutdown/logout from menubar

sudo reboot or sudo halt works when executed from terminal. But, Apple Logo -> Shutdown/Restart/Log Out User doesn't work. Strangely, Apple Logo -> Sleep works. I've executed bunch of defaults write ...
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My MacBook (summer 2013) has had to shutdown 3 times in the past 24 hours due to an error

I have new 15″ MacBook Pro (summer 2013) with a solid state hard drive and 16 GB RAM (I figure it should be able to handle a lot). It recently started restarting itself due to a "problem", and ...
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Will a MacBook with its lid closed (asleep) restart at the scheduled time?

I think the title says it mostly. Will a sleeping MacBook Air with the lid closed restart automatically at the time scheduled in the energy saver pane?
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How can I close apps properly/shutdown the system via ssh?

I need to know if there's a proper way to close apps via ssh and if it's posible shut down the system without the sudo halt or sudo init 0 (because I think those ways are not good for the system when ...
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Unable to start computer after using sudo crontab -e

I've set it so that my Mac will forcefully shutdown at 12:00 everyday. But I try to turn it back on, it shuts down again right after.
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Macbook Pro Mid-2010 15 inch 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 upgraded clean install to Mavericks and now regularly crashes

I have a random shutdown problem after doing a clean install of OSX Mavericks (I was running Snow Leopard with no issues), on my Macbook Pro Mid-2010 15 inch 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5. It regularly ...
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How to have my MacBook Pro safely hibernate when out of juice?

My all new MacBook Pro was on the battery, and warned me that the battery was almost finished. I left the Mac take care of himself. Later, I plugged the Mac and I pressed the button Power. Hearing the ...
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OSX : Cancel the shutdown sequence

Let's suppose a case where I accidentally start the shutdown sequence of OSX (wrong shortcut, wrong menu item click in the Apple Menu, App asking for a reboot etc.) Is there a way to cancel the ...
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What is shutdown cause -60?

Since installing Mavericks on my 2010 MBP, it seems to be giving me the spinning beach ball often. I think I may need a new HDD, as Disk Utility cannot repair it, but I also get this error: Nov 21 ...
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iMac 27″ (2013) is shut down but fan run at full speed [duplicate]

I have this 'fan runs when I power down the iMac' issue with my 2013 27″ iMac purchased in January. My iMac has worked flawlessly until yesterday, after a few days ago I started to use the USB hub ...
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Mac does not restart, shutsdown instead

I have several Mac's that when selecting restart they shutdown instead. (MacBookPro 15 SSD, MacBookAir(new), MacBookPro 15) By that I mean, if I select from the menu restart they shutdown and do not ...
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How to use spotlight for system commands such as shutdown? [duplicate]

I want to type in Spotlight commands such as shutdown, reboot, suspend or lock and make it execute it, just like Alfred does. How to make this possible with Spotlight?
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Run script before restart/shutdown

Is it possible to execute a script/command right before OS X is shutting down or restarting? I'd like to run sudo apachectl stop to stop apache from auto-starting.
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Mavericks Server - PostgreSQL causing slow shutdowns

I've found that on Mac OS X Server, the PostgreSQL processes are causing shutdown delays. During a verbose shutdown, I get the following (shortened) output: com.apple.launchd ...
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How do I power off my Mac with the Mavericks OS?

Since downloading OS X Mavericks my power button just puts my Mac to sleep. I want to know how to power off and restart.
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Shell or Applescript to delay shutdown?

We have a workstation that gets used sporadically, and I'm trying to setup a script that backs it up during shutdown. I created a LogoutHook in com.apple.loginwindow to a 1-line bash script, that ...
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Terminal command to bring up shutdown dialog?

I know how to shutdown a Mac from Terminal, but is there a way to actually bring up the shutdown dialog you get from Apple → Shut Down…?
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Using The Terminal Command to Shutdown, Restart and Sleep My Mac?

I'm getting more interested in using Terminal as an alternative way to address solutions on my Mac. I have seen this question entitled "Is there a better way to shutdown/restart OSX?". I would ...
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Mac OS X never shuts down

When trying to shutdown or restart my Mac it just keep on showing the spinning wheel with the white background. I have waited for at least 15 minutes but nothing happens. When safe booting I can ...
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MACPro restarts one second after shutdown if USB Hub is connected - Why?

i have added a USB3.0 PCIe card (Inateck KTU3FR-4P USB 3.0 expresskarte 4 port) to my Mac (MacPro Early 2008, OS X 10.8.4 (12E55)) ...with this all is working as it should, no problems with shutdown. ...
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Shutdown without and close all windows from terminal

If I shutdown/reboot from Menu I get an option of saving state of open windows or not, but if I issue a command from terminal say shutdown -h now it will shutdown remembering all open windows, how can ...
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Apple script that closes Apple Remote Desktop

First let me say that I have ZERO experience in Apple Scripting. That said, I need to build a Apple Script or whatever is more efficient for that case, that is going to close Apple Remote Desktop ...
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Reopen all the windows after shutdown

There was once a feature that reopened all the windows on startup. Is it possible to enable that somehow, even the checkbox "Reopen all windows ..." disappeared. Did this happen because of an update ...
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Boot (closed) macBook Pro (2011) via Apple Remote?

I have a 2011 macBook Pro which I use mostly in clamshell mode and everything works perfectly fine as long as the macBook only goes to sleep and is not shut down, however if I do by accident shut it ...
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Mac crashing suddenly and restart

My Mac keeps on crashing around 5 times a day which is very annoying. It just turns off all of a sudden and than start again... Crash log is provided below. Any idea as to what may cause this? ...
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pause download from appstore and shutdown then resume after restarting computer

I am using mountain lion on macbook pro. I want to know if it is posible to pause while downloading xcode from appstore and shutdown my computer, then resume my download from where i paused it when I ...
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Is Shutting Down An iMac Or Mac Mini Really Necessary?

In today's age with low power standby modes & the advanced OS X that is Mountain Lion, it is simpler than ever to go for long periods (perhaps months) without shutting down your iMac (and possibly ...
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Mac Pro will not shut down after Lion upgrade

I use Font Agent Pro as my font manager of choice. I just upgraded my 2007 Mac Pro from the latest OS X 10.6 to 10.7.5 lion. I was having a problem with Postscript Type 1 fonts not being available to ...
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2012 27″ iMac fan starts running at high speed when shut down and won't stop

My 2012 27″ iMac is working quite well, even the fan doesn't behave strange as along as the computer is running or is in sleep mode. But it becomes strange when I shut down the Mac, because when the ...
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shutdown command - what can be wrong?

I have a late 2012 iMac. I use to shut it down with the shutdown command, in order to be able to delay the shutting down. Here's how I use it: sudo shutdown -h +30 # shuts down in 30 mins ...
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How to automatically close an app when I shut down the mac?

My father would always scold me that so many applications are open when he turns on the computer which he says consumes computer memory. I always forget to close the app by right -clicking>quit Is ...
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How to forceibly shut down a mac?

Press the power button and it'll restart and restoring the windows. Press the power button for so long and it'll sleep. When return it'll restore the whole windows. What about if I want true restart ...
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Downside of manual shutdown

I've been using shutdown -h now in the terminal to turn off my iMac (sooo much faster than waiting for every program I use to close out), and I wondered if there were any downsides to shutting down ...
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How to fix Mountain Lion deadly crashes

Over the last 3 months, after I bought my first Mac Mini, which came installed with mountain Lion, I've had to reinstall the OS over 10 times now. Here's a list of steps of what happens: I turn it ...
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Disable warning: “There is a user sharing this computer.”

I have a Mac used as a test server and it restarts daily automatically. Occasionally we connect to it to grab files, but if we forget to disconnect, the Mac fails to restart because it waits for ...
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How can I automatically run an AppleScript on shutdown or logout?

I am more used to the Javascript style event handlers, but is there a similar thing in applescript that listens to system events like logout or shutdown to execute code or is there a way to have an ...
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How can I shut down using keyboard shortcut and not reopen windows on login?

I upgraded from OS X 10.6 to OS X 10.8 a few days ago. I find that when I use the keyboard shortcut (⌃ ctrl + ⌥ alt + ⌘ cmd + ⏏ eject) to shutdown, on startup all the previously open applications are ...
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Your computer can't be shut down now, because software is being installed

I was trying to install Microsoft Office 2011 when the installer hanged (and it is not going anywhere, I waited about 12 hours before trying to reboot this macbook). Now I can't restart this macbook ...
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Back up and shut down

At the end of the day, I would like my MacBook Pro to back-up to both Time Machine and Backblaze (or verify that it has done so) and then shut down. Could someone write please write a script that ...
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What is Shutdown Cause -108?

My rMBP 15" just shut down by itself when idling, screen turned off. When I rebooted it, I checked the Console to see why it shut down, and found this message: 10/27/12 1:21:36.000 AM kernel[0]: ...
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My OS closes down after 5 seconds of inactivity (with the alert pop-up)

Since yesterday, when i'm running my computer, it shutDowns after 5 seconds of running. In order to make it work, i need to press continuously the escape key so the popUp alert who close the computer ...
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Is it necessary to eject external drives before logging out, restarting, or shutting down?

Is it necessary or recommended practice to eject external drives before logging out, restarting, or shutting down? (The drives are not being unplugged.) BTW, I am aware that I need to eject my ...
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How to check what is preventing MBP from graceful shutdown/restart and fix it? [Now with log entries]

And hopefully really final edit: After upgrading to Mountain Lion, the issue seems fixed, hopefully permanently. Final Edit: The problem doesn't happen all the time, sometimes I have to wait several ...
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iMac sounds like it's starting up then shutting down immediately

I have an iMac. Since yesterday, it has been making sounds where it seems like a hard drive is starting up then shutting down immediately. However, that can't be possible of course because the ...
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Kernel panic after using Android Emulator for Mac OS X Lion

I experienced a kernel panic. When I run Android emulator on a MacBook, iMac, or Mac mini, I sometimes get a grey screen for unexpected shut down and instructions to press and hold the power button ...
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How to instruct OS X to wait for an application to close before interrupting a shutdown?

I'm using several virtual machines that take time to be paused when I want to reboot the system. It prevents OS X Lion from shutting down properly, because the VMware process is still running seconds ...