Putting a device into a low-power mode where only RAM is powered to conserve power at the expense of time to resume operation

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Windows resize on primary monitor when I wake up the computer. Dual monitor setup

I have the following setup: MacPro 2013 (trashcan) Primary / New Dell P2715Q monitor (2560x1440) Secondary / Acer H213H monitor (1080p) Problem: When my monitors go to sleep, I wake up the ...
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My MacBook Pro's trackpad becomes unresponsive when waking up from sleep, why does this happen?

Whenever I leave my laptop on sleep for at least 10+ minutes, the trackpad becomes unresponsive and takes a while to load (NOTE: This problem mostly happens when I am carrying my laptop to another ...
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after boot, macbook white apple and status bar briefly display every 10.0 seconds then go black

PRESENTLY: My MacBook Pro won't boot up. Screen is totally black, except that exactly every 10 seconds it BRIEFLY re-displays white apple, full white horizontal status bar, and the spin gear below. ...
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Mac wakes after 20 seconds

I have a problem with my mac waking up from sleep. I've searched some of the other threads but nothing seems to quite compare to this one. Unlike some cases where this problem started after installing ...
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How do I instantly lock my computer when screen saver delay is on?

I have my security preferences set up to delay for 15 minutes after screen saver turns on and then ask for a password. (I use two computers and don't always notice right away when the screensaver ...
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Can sleep password and screensaver password timeout settings be different?

In El Capitan, is there a way to separate the request for password when the computer wakes from sleep from the request for password for stopping the screensaver? See System Preferences --> Security &...
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What programs are run when in safe mode and waking up from sleep?

I have been having some terrible issues with my MacBook Pro Retina in that it randomly shuts down within 5 minutes of booting up. I seem to have isolated a problem free environment to safe mode ...
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Late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15" crashes after waking up from deep sleep

My MBP crashes after waking up from deep sleep. I also noticed it crashes when I take it off AC power, move to a different location, then hook it back up. I've done the NVRAM/PRAM and SMC resets and ...
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Sleep/wake Mac mini by pressing power button

I have a Mac mini that is on my network but not connected to any displays or input devices. It's running El Capitan. I want to be able to put the Mac to sleep and awake it as easily as possible (i.e. ...
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What happens to my actively running games if I let my Apple TV go to sleep?

If I make my Apple TV go to sleep while my game is actively running or suspended in the background, will it still be in a suspended/paused state when I wake the device, or will the game restart?
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After system wake, Thunderbolt monitor underscans

Starting recently (but not aligned in my memory to any particular Software Update), when my MacBook Pro 13" Retina (late 2015) wakes from sleep with the external monitor connected (whether sleep was ...
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How can I debug why fans are constantly spinning?

OK, I admit a 5.5+ yr old MacBook Air is a bit dated, but I am not overloading it. Nonetheless, the constantly spinning fans are more than a bit of an annoyance. However, I do want to understand ...
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MacBook Air headphone jack causing mac to go into sleep mode [closed]

So my MacBook Air continuously flickers between on and sleep modes. It stays on only when I plug in the headphone jack and keep it at an angle pressed. I took it to the store and I was told it could ...
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Keep dual screen active with MBP and iMac, after hibernation/sleep

I have an older iMac (2009) as a second monitor for a MacbookPro (2015). Both are running El Capitan. By hooking up a thunderbolt cable I can activate the second monitor feature using Cmd+F2 just fine....
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Can I remotely force a locked Mac to sleep or shutdown?

Is there any way to remotely make a Mac which is powered on – but locked – to go to sleep and/or shut down? If so, how? E.g. can I use another Mac B to login via screen sharing to Mac A even if it's ...
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13-inch Macbook Pro 2015 Battery Draining on standby/sleep

I've been using my Macbook Pro(13-inch Retina, early 2015) for past 10 months. Initially, it's battery did not used to drain at all during sleep/standby mode, but recently it has started to drain (by ...
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How to make my Mac sleep when I close the lid while connected to an external display? [duplicate]

Having an external monitor connected prevents my Mac from sleeping when I close the lid. Is there any way to opt out this feature?
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iPad 3rd gen won't turn on just black screen

I unplugged my iPad at 25% charge and used it. Suddenly my iPad froze at 19%. I rebooted it by pressing both home and wake/sleep button. It was stuck on the booting-up screen so I decided to charge ...
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After 10.11.5 update after hard drive sleep Mac mini can't wake up

After an OS X 10.11.5 update hard drive sleeps (when the white light no longer pulses) disable all peripheral connections to my Mac mini including Bluetooth and USB. Only way to wake it up is through ...
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Prevent Wake-on-LAN when other devices wake from sleep or get connected to power

TL;DR Waking OS X computer A on the network, wakes OS X computer B. Plugging in an iOS device to charge, wakes B too. Prevent this. Problem I keep my iMac in my bedroom, and just before I'm about ...
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MacBook Air 2009 using too much battery during sleep - Too old?

I have just bought a MacBook Air Mid 2009 and i'm surprised about the speed it uses battery during sleep. Here are the technical features : MacBook Air 13" Mid 2009 (MacBookAir2,1) Mountain Lion ...
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How much RAM is recommended to be assigned to a virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I have installed Ubuntu in VirtualBox under OS X on a MacBook Pro. The laptop has 16 GB RAM, and I assigned about 11 GB to Ubuntu, because I thought that most work would be done in Ubuntu anyway. ...
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Macbook External Display turns off after few seconds

So I recently bought a AOC monitor. It has a VGA port so I used a mini Display Port to VGA adapter and connected it to my Macbook Pro. Now the problem is that Macbook detects an external display, but ...
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Disable idle sleep within a shell script

How can I use caffeinate or pmset within a shell script to prevent my laptop from sleeping and interrupting the script? Something like: #!/usr/bin/env bash # disable idle sleep # rsync ... # more ...
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How can you make a Mac (2015 Yosemite) hibernate? (Hibernate like Windows PC, ie. save state to disk and fully power down) [duplicate]

Please note: Whilst the older question (4 years ago) Do MacBooks have a true "Hibernate" option? has answers that show a hibernate option exists for Macs, it doesn't detail how to make your ...
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Why does my Apple TV 4 often turn my receiver off on startup?

I have an Apple TV connected via HDMI to a Pioneer VSX-S510 which in turn is connected to my Sony Bravia KDL-32W4000 TV. I have everything set to power on automatically, and I can control the ...
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Apple bluetooth keyboard incredibly slow after sleep

Often, when I wake my MacBook Pro from sleep using my bluetooth keyboard, the keyboard then appears to operate at a tiny fraction of normal speed until I power-cycle the keyboard, at which point it ...
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Can I wake up iPhone by double tapping the screen?

Can I wake up an iPhone/iPad by double tapping the screen without hacking/installing Cydia?
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Is there any hacks to enable 'Wake for Wi-Fi network access' on battery power?

Is there any way to enable 'Wake for Wi-Fi network access' when machine is on battery power?
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Prevent display from sleeping

I'm trying to use an auxiliary LCD as a light-pad/bed/table by loading up a 1080p white .PNG in preview and setting fullscreen ON. The problem is after several (20?) minutes of inactivity I get the ...
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Windows repositioned to macbook screen after sleep

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015, OS X El Capitan, 10.11.5) with Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB connected to an external monitor: Samsung SE790C: Resolution: 3440 x 1440 @ 60 Hz Pixel Depth: ...
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After waking-up, how do you know if your mac was hibernating (fully powered off like Windows PC) and not sleeping?

Not sure if my Macbookpro Retina 2015 is waking up from sleep, safesleep or hibernation. I have enabled hibernatemode 25 (via terminal command: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25). pmset -g shows ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for hibernate 25 on a macbookpro retina, without changing power settings?

Question Details: Is it possible to make your macbookpro retina (2015) to hibernate (hibernate mode 25 i.e. fully powered off) via a shortcut? I still want it to go to sleep (the usual default ...
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What is the SPIT/User wake reason in OS X?

When browsing pmset -g log I noticed a line that said: 2016-05-18 21:48:55 +0200 Wake Wake from Deep Idle [CDNVA] due to SPIT/User: Using AC (Charge:100%) I'm wondering what SPIT/User is. All of ...
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Thunderbolt Drive issues with iMac Late 2015 OS X 10.11.4

I have two thunderbolt drives attached to my iMac Late 2015 OS X 10.11.4. I am using Mountain to mount/unmount drives. When I unmount the a drive it continues to spin, until I turn the drive off by ...
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Tunnelblick - automatic reconnect without logging in

Using OpenVPN, I have set up remote access to the Mac workstation and it works flawlessly - as long as the computer doesn't go to sleep. I can wake it with wake on lan from another computer, that is ...
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Is it normal for there to be a 5min+ period of high CPU usage when going to sleep under El Capitan?

I have recently upgraded my 8GB MacBook Pro (mid 2010, model ID: MacBookPro6,2) from OS X 10.6.8 to 10.11.4. Under Snow Leopard, after I closed the lid it would take something like 30 seconds to ...
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El Capitan graphics don't wake from sleep / WindowServer process at 100%

Running 10.11.4 on a MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Late 2013. Device is generally connected to an external display. When slept for a "long" period of time (more than an hour?) the graphics often don't "...
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MacBook Pro intermittently won't let me login after sleep

I am occasionally running into problems where I can't login after sleep. Sometimes I open the lid of my Macbook Pro and it shows the usual login screen, but if I type my password in and click enter ...
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Weird trackpad & keyboard issue with MacBook Pro E2015

I've had some issues with my trackpad and keyboard on my MacBook Pro 13 (Early 2015) for the past 3-4 weeks. After being awaken from sleep mode, they were sometimes unresponsive. At first, a couple of ...
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How to disable “turn off display after” when using Apple TV?

I have my Energy Saver->Battery->'Turn display off after:" set to 2 minutes. This setting is exactly how I want power settings to behave when I'm using the computer on my lap. However, when I hook up ...
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How do I prevent a MacBook laptop from sleeping when closed with no external keyboard, mouse, or screen?

Context/goal: I have a 2008 MacBook pro (running El Capitan with the latest updates) that I want to use as a media center/server. It will be controlled exclusively via Screen Sharing and remote ...
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How do I find out what is keeping my Macbook from sleeping?

My Macbook will drain of battery when it's not plugged in. I thought it was a bad battery (it says it needs serviced) but even if it's a bad battery it should not be taking power when the lid is ...
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Built in keyboard and trackpad on 2015 Macbook Pro not working

A few weeks ago I started noticing that after waking my mac from sleep, or after starting it up, they keyboard and mouse (and sometimes just the mouse) would not be responsive at all. I'd have to do a ...
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Set Computer to Sleep Mode for Specific Amount of Time from CLI

This terminal command sets the computer to sleep mode: osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to sleep' How can I make the computer sleep for a specific amount of time, say 20 minutes? Do I need ...
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display will not wake when using external monitor

I am using a macbook air. It worked fine until recently. As far as I know I did not change anything. There are two problematic behaviors: Lid open: when waking, the external monitor does not work....
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Why could MBP be making slow churn after RAM update?

I recently upgraded my MBP Early 2011, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, RAM from 4GB to 8GB. I'm running Yosemite, so I figured this was a good decision. I've noticed that my MBP now is louder than it used to ...
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Why does my Macbook occasionally refuse to log back in after sleeping?

I have a 13" Macbook Pro Early 2015 currently running El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21). I use it very heavily just about every day for coding, web browsing, etc. I rarely reboot it, basically just to ...
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How can I auto resume background jobs upon login

I'm running a bash script over several days. When I put the laptop on sleep and log back in, the script is stopped. I have to send the kill -CONT message to the process for it to resume. Is there a ...
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Put computer to sleep and have it ask for password on wake

How do I put computer to sleep and have it re-awake asking for a password? I'm looking for a terminal command to do this. I tried pmset sleepnow did not work.