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Macbook Air battery power = 0, odd sleep / shutdown hybrid

Does the macbook air go to sleep or shutdown when battery power is used up? Mine does something in-between... screen goes black on battery = 0%, and when plugged back in, it doesn't go through a boot ...
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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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How safe is Force Restart [Control-Command-Power Button] keyboard shortcut?

There have been a couple of occasions where I haven't been able to restart my macbook. Both times I've used this shortcut to restart but I am concerned about the state of the system upon reboot. The ...
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Mid 2011 imac 27" with new hard drive keeps shutting down randomly

Mid 2011 imac 27" with new hard drive keeps shutting down randomly. After a bad crash, the imac can no longer boot into desktop. I seem to have a stuck booting cycle with the horizontal progress bar ...
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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 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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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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pass shutdown from APC battery backup to VMware Fusion Guest machine

How can I pass the shutdown command to the vmware fusion guest (debian)? I installed vmware tools and if I manually shutdown my Mac it'll pass the command to shutdown the guest system first. However, ...
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Does BootCamp cause OS X shutdown to be slow?

Does having a BootCamp partition somehow make OS X shutdown slow? Shutting down OS X on my somewhat old (2009) MacBook Pro used to take five seconds or less. But lately I've both installed an SSD and ...
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How can I forcibly shut down my Mac at an appointed time?

I'm looking for an auto shutdown app that will forcefully shut down the computer at an appointed time. The most important part of this is that the shutdown should not be cancelable (unless the ...
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iPhone 4s shutdown problem

I have a iPhone 4s as soon it reaches 30% or Lower it goes off anytime sometime immediately and sometime at 20% what should 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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Macbook often won't shutdown if external not manually unmounted first

If I don't have my external hard drive plugged in, or if I eject it first, the computer shuts down very fast thanks to my SSD. But if I don't eject it first, it either takes much longer to shut down ...
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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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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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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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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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27" iMac (fall of 2010) won't shut down

Whenever I try to shut down my iMac (3.2 GHz Intel Core i3, running 10.7.3), it closes out all programs, goes to the gray screen with the spinning ball and just hangs there. This occurs in restart or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Xserve shuts itself off and boots at will

Okay, there's a lot of smart Mac guys here, so lets see if any of you can figure out this stumper. Our Xserve G4 (RackMac1,1) went incommunicado a few years ago was left in this state until I pulled ...
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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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Uncheck “Reopen windows when logging back in” by default

The shutdown/restart dialog has a check-box Reopen windows when logging back in which is checked by default. I need to change its behavior to be unchecked by default. Is this possible? If yes, how can ...
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Is there a better way to shutdown/restart OSX?

Whenever I want to shutdown/restart OSX I click on the menu, select shutdown, and then click the box for not saving the session, and then click OK. Then there's always at least one program that ...
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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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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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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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Turning off or restarting iPhone if lock button is broken?

Now that I know how to lock the iPhone if the lock button is broken, I was wondering how I can restart the phone or turn it off. The lock button is completely unresponsive and holding it down does ...
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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 ...