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

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Macbook Pro (mid 2010) shutting down upon boot up

Here is my question. My macbook pro has been acting crazy for a while, shutting down unexpectedly daily. Every once in a while it will work for a day or two but eventually will start shutting down ...
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MBP 15" early 2011 shuts down after login without power cord

Update #1: I uninstalled gfxcardstatus. Now the only times it shuts down instantly are when I initially log in (tried on user with Filevault and one without), and when I log out from one user ...
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How often should one shutdown a Macbook instead of just closing the lid?

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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Disable OS X Server's shutdown prompt?

I've just installed OS X Server. Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to enter an admin's name and password before proceeding with the ...
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Automatic shutdown hindered by sleep mode

I have an iMac (late 2009 model) running Yosemite. Recently, I have set up automatic shutdown in the Energy Saver settings under System Preferences. However, if my computer goes into sleep mode before ...
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PostgreSQL causing slow shutdowns with OS X Server in Mavericks

I've found that on OS X Server in Mavericks, the PostgreSQL processes are causing shutdown delays. During a verbose shutdown, I get the following (shortened) output: com.apple.launchd ...
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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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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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Application settings revert after shutdown/restart

I'm kinda new to mac(like one month or so) and Yosemite is my first OSX ever. My problem is that whenever I change settings in third party apps like Hotspot Shield or WD Security, the settings revert ...
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Shutdown warning every time I log on

Whenever I log on, I get the "Your computer crashed previously, do you want to restart the running programs?" error; regardless of whether my machine crashed or not. Whether I press OK or Cancel, it ...
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Disable Shutdown prompt or solve it that it won't show

Shen shutting down my computer, I see a prompt with information that another user is logged in and that this user could lose data when I shutdown computer: I am almost certain it's because I ...
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MacBook shut down at 20% battery with no warning?

My 2013 13" MacBook Retina (OS X 10.10.3, Yosemite) shuts down when I have about 20 minutes of battery left. Not sleep, full shut down. It does this with no warning at all. I seem to remember ...
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Macbook Pro randomly shutting down with inactivity

I have a mid-2009, Macbook Pro. Half a year ago, I spilled a bit of coffee, and suffered some damage (option keys not working, and constant shutting down/restarting if a button/mouse isn't pushed ...
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Can I stop mac 10.8 from saving previous open programs/finder windows after power shutdown?

I think what I'm looking for is a .plist file. specifically what I want, is it possible to clear whatever files saves last opened windows that are re-opened on startup that get saved after a shutdown ...
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OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) Custom Shutdown Screen/Behavior

I'm a network admin at a school, and I'm wondering if anyone here can shed some light on an odd problem. Preface: We have a number of laptop carts of MacBook Pros and MacBooks as well as over 100 ...
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Shut down via Terminal/AppleScript without restoring

How can I shut down my Mac via Terminal or AppleScript, but without restoring? tell application "Finder" to sleep works not, the windows will be restored.
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When shutting down, how to re-open apps on their respective desktops?

I work with 4 desktops, and every time I shutdown my machine, I tell it to re-open all windows on next boot. The problem is, with the exception of iTerm2, they all re-open on the first desktop ...
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MacBook Pro won't shutdown

My MacBook Pro seemed to get hung up in Chrome. Was able to quit Chrome and all other apps running (Mail and TextEdit) and tried to restart. Screen went black, trackpad still moving cursor but didn't ...
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Kernel: Previous shutdown cause: -62 Help Needed!

I have a late 2013 27" iMac running Yosemite, and it randomly shuts off every now and then. I tried everything Reset SMC. Diagnostics, reformat Macintosh HD but still occurs and running out of ...
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MBP OCT '11 17" Not loading properly

I'm starting to have issues with my MBP. I was using it the other day and It completely shut off, no warning just blacked out on me. It was fully charged etc. I tried turning it back on and logging ...
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How to make Energy Saver Schedule to Shutdown when logged out

I have an iMac with the Energy Saver schedule to turn off at a specific time and then restart in the morning. It does not work if I am logged out. How do I make it work if no one is logged in?
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How do I properly shut down Fusion?

When I leave my computer on for a long time or suspend Fusion before I shut down it doesn't always reboot correctly. It makes me sign in to Windows every time and often takes forever to go into Unity ...
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Why is my mac mini shutting down randomly?

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini running 10.10.2 that I use as a server on my home network. A few months ago I've started finding it switched off at what seems like random times. It's not connected to a ...
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MBP 15 2014 unexpectedly shuts down after startup/login

MacBook Pro 15, Mid 2014, Yosemite + Windows 7 (Bootcamp) This problem started today after waking up. Yesterday night I had no problem whatsoever with my computer. After turning it on and logging in ...
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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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Shutdown cause: -104

I have Macbook Pro retina, model 2013. It started to randomly shut down for no apparent reason. The system log always contains this message: Previous shutdown cause: -104 I have tried to reset ...
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iPhone shuts off when battery is at about 20%

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 8.0.2. For the past few days, my phone has been shutting off when the battery reaches around 20%. It will not turn back on until I plug it into a power source. When I ...
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Avoid inadvertent “Shut Down” of Mac

For a Mac mini or such acting as a server in a server room or colo, accidentally choosing the Apple > Shut Down… menu item is a major problem. Without physical access, you cannot start the Mac up ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) shuts down unexpectedly

My wife's MacBook Pro has begun shutting down unexpectedly, at seemingly random intervals. This started occurring after I (very carefully) upgraded the machine from 4 GB to 8 GB of RAM and replaced ...
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Shutdown cause -112

My 2013 rMBP regularly freezes (screen stays on but freezes as well). I have Yosemite 10.10.1. I couldn't see such behavior in 10.9 and I don't think it's a hardware issue (had the machine serviced ...
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How to know if (and when) a shutdown occurred due to power outage

I have a Mac in a remote location that operates as a server. It's configured (from Energy Management) to automatically power up in case of blackout as the power comes back. How can I tell if a power ...
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Why does my Mac Pro running Snow leopard freeze on blue screen on shutdown?

Symptoms Mac Pro freezes on blue screen on shutdown. Restart seems to work quite happily, it's just shutting down that my Mac Pro doesn't want to do. The chime has decided to become super quiet of ...
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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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MacBook pro keeps shutting down

I have a 17" Macbook Pro from late 2011 and recently it's been shutting down randomly, but almost always when I try to move the machine. Nowadays it's happening once every few hours and it makes it ...
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MacBook Pro shuts down when unplugged

I have a late 2008 MacBook Pro work computer. Here's the sequence of events: I fully charge the battery I unplug the Mac from the power cable The Mac immediately shuts down Before unplugging the ...
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Macbook pro mid-2010 randomly turns off?

This has been happening for around 6 months and it has gotten worse. I thought it was the battery because it had close to 1500 cycles. But I recently replaced it and now the problem seems worse. The ...
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How do I know my mac turns off because of overheating?

My Macbook Pro (Yosemite) early 2011 sometimes unexpectedly turns off when running heavy tasks on battery power. Is there a way to confirm this is because of overheating? Here's a part of ...
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What does Mail do when you try to quit it?

For some reason, Mail takes significantly longer than most of my other apps to quit. It might become unresponsive for a period of time after I hit [command]+[q] before it actually quits. What is ...
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Sudo Shutdown Now on Mavericks

I had read that you can "quietly shut down to single user mode" by running, within terminal: sudo shutdown now This sounds far preferable to having to restart the computer and hold CMND+S. However ...
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My MBP will no longer shut down or restart

My Macbook Pro was purchased late 2013. I now have OS X 10.9.5 (13F34). All of my Apple drop down menu items have become dysfunctional. I consistently cannot shutdown or reboot. What can I do?
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MacBook Air attempting to shutdown after a couple of seconds of inactivity

I have a a MacBook Air that works fine except popping up a shutdown dialog if left untouched for a couple of seconds (seems to be a consistent duration around 3 seconds or so). Hitting Cancel or Esc ...
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How to shutdown a Mac after one hour of an application?

My son spends hours on Star Wars Galaxies. Does anybody knows how to shutdown automatically the Mac after one hour of gaming and to let it turn on again only after some time? I tried to identify the ...
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Shutdown from launchd script no longer works in Yosemite

I'm new to this forum; please excuse any faux pas. I've been using rsync fired by a LaunchDaemon written in tcsh for several years now. It worked great on my 2008 MacBook Pro under Snow Leopard. I now ...
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My mac is rebooting everytime I login

I have downloaded these apps to conveniently shutdown or restart my MAC from spotlight. Usually I used the shutdown app which worked great. Today I used the restart app. Since then my MAC is ...
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Mid 2010 Macbook Pro 13" sudden shutdown with no errors

I have a mid 2010 Macbook Pro 13" 2.66 GHz with 2x4GB of Crucial RAM and the original 320GB HDD. For about a year and a half now my laptop would suddenly shutdown with a click sound. It first only did ...
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Mac FileMaker server does complete shutdown mysteriously - need to find logs as to why

We have an important FM 11 server running on an 8GB SSD iMac with 10.8. Occasionally it does a complete shutdown for no rhyme or reason. I'm trying understand why and am curious if there are logs ...
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DriveDx shutdown count is very high

DriveDx claims that there have been 2051 power cycles on my Fusion SSD in 17 months. For the Fusion Hard drive part it claims 6402 power cycles count. SSD power on time has been 12250 hours and ...
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Automatically unmount external drives when shutting down OSX?

I'm running OSX 10.10 Yosemite. When I try to shut it down, if I have an external drive connected the shutdown stalls on a black screen with the mouse pointer visible, and movable. This happens even ...
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MacPro6.1 interface issues and unstoppable auto shutdowns

I have a MacPro 6.1 which has had sequential issues with a fully loaded set of interfaces (two displayport-fwire adaptors, multiple thunderbolt devices, full loaded USB2/3devices plus extension hub) ...
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Macbook Pro won't shut down

I recently bought the 13"Macbook Pro retina (mid 2014). When I try to shut the laptop down, it doesn't work. I tried by manually closing all open applications but nothing happens when I press Apple ...