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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How do I require password prompt EVERY time I close my MacBook's lid?

This doesn't seem to always work. Also (perhaps related?): when I close the lid of the laptop when it's connected to the Thunderbolt display, how do I make the display go black? Basically, I am ...
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Put the display to sleep without putting the whole computer to sleep?

I like to use vnc on my ipad on my bed. I want the mac to go to a black screen so I can fall asleep while using the ipad, and not have to get up to shut down the mac afterwards. Is there anyway to ...
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Following OSX 10.9 upgrade, Console App won't tail after waking from sleep

I use Console.App to tail log files. However, after upgrading to Mavericks, once my MBP wakes from sleep, the app won't refresh automatically. It works fine when I first launch the app. If I click ...
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OS X Yosemite attempts to eject external drives after sleep

I have 2 external drives that I use respectively for Time Machine and for all my work. I installed OS X Yosemite today and now every time my iMac goes to sleep (I never turn my macs off) it attempts ...
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Yosemite white-screen crash (with avatar) [closed]

Recently upgraded to OSX 10.10 on a Mid 2012 MBP (13 inch) - no problem encountered. But a few times now I've experienced a white-screen crash. When waking from sleep the system just shows a white ...
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite -DisableSleepProxyClient

I have a Mac Pro from 2009. Its in my bedroom. Prior to 10.10 I was able to disable periodic wake (when Wake on Lan is enabled) with adding -DisableSleepProxyClient to com.apple.mDNSResponder. I was ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) won't go to sleep, nor will it wake up from sleep

Occasionally, my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) won't go to sleep when I close it. When I close the lid, the fans keep going and the computer slowly becomes warmer and warmer, louder and louder. ...
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Chrome tabs being cut off in small viewing area after wake from sleep

I've had a recurring issue since last week where I wake from sleep on a new external monitor, and several of my already-open Chrome tabs have their content resized (i.e. into a 600x600 viewing area). ...
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Mac Pro loses network connection after wake from sleep since Yosemite upgrade

I have a really strange issue since i updated to Yosemite. When i wake up my 2012 Mac Pro, the network connection is totally lost. Output from dmesg (sorry, couldn't copy/paste at this time): - Nic ...
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How to tell if a Retina MacBook Pro has gone to sleep when the lid is closed?

When I shut the lid on my Retina MacBook Pro (2014), how can I tell it's gone to sleep correctly? On my previous MacBook Pro (~2008), the fans were audible, and there was a sleeping LED indicator in ...
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How launchd StartInterval behaves after long sleep?

I have a 21,600secs (4hours) job using launchd.plist. I have 2 mac, main and sub. With main mac, my plist works fine. But with sub mac, which is wakes up 3~4 times per week, my plist does not seems ...
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Macbook wake from sleep ctrl key to activate keyboard

I have a really annoying problem with my 2011 13" Macbook Pro running 10.6.8. Whenever I open the lid after it's been to sleep the keyboard seems to be in a mode where it thinks the Ctrl key is ...
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How can I determine what kept my macbook pro awake until the battery drained?

I left my laptop unplugged last night and woke up to 0% battery. This is not usually what happens. Is there a way I can find out, this time or next time, what caused that? I assume something was ...
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OS X: find hours in use

Is there a way I can parse a log in OS X to determine the total time the computer has been in use? By "in use", I mean logged in and not in sleep mode. If there is no such pre-existing log, is there ...
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macbook pro randomly going to sleep

I have a early 2011 macbook pro with mountain lion 10.8.2 installed in it, I have sleepawake installed and disabled energy saving option all set to forever. the problem is the system is still going ...
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Why do I have to reboot my iMac and Wacom Cintiq after sleep?

I have an iMac and a 24 inch Wacom Cintiq. When I put the iMac to sleep, it freezes and I have to restart both the iMac and the Wacom Cintiq. How can I get around this?
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Mac Mini 2011 - monitor wakes up messed up

I have an Mac Mini from 2011. Sometimes (I would say 80% of the time) when I wake up the monitors, after they've been sleeping, my main monitor (a Benq G2220HD 22″, connected via DVI → Mini ...
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My Mac mini's computer name keeps changing when it resumes from sleep

When I wake my Mac mini from sleep, it occasionally comes up with a dialog saying "The name of your computer "whatever" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "whatever (1)"" ...
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Macbook waking harddrives when i walk near it

This might be hard for some to believe but i swear it is a fact. I purchased a brand new MBP Mid 2014, 2.8 Ghz 1TB 16GB. Works well. I have a few external drives connected to it. When i put the MBP ...
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Find My iPhone/iPod: Does offline mean no WiFi, or can it mean asleep?

My daughter lost her iPod. I do not believe it was stolen. She has tried the "find my iPhone" app, and it tells her the iPod is offline. She last used it about 27 hours ago. The volume is turned off, ...
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iPhone 4S on iOS 8 slow wake response

When the iPhone is charging, the response is quick. When it is not charging, sometimes the response lags. The lag is like this when not charging: Presses home/power button. Delays 1-2 seconds before ...
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Wifi doesn't work unless I cycle it off then on again coming off of sleep

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, 15in, and I have the above issue. In a related question (Wifi doesn't work unless I turn it off then on again) a user commented: For as long as I can remember, ...
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iMac with Mavericks sometimes won't sleep

My mid 2012 iMac 27" with Mavericks sometimes won't sleep. Its screen is light up in the morning and I'm still logged in. Energy settings: pmset shows: Last login: Wed Jan 22 23:08:58 on ttys000 ...
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Waking the macbook from sleep

How can make my macbook wake up from sleep mode automatically ? That is I will fix up a time for it to wake up and when the time will come it shall automatically wake up from sleep mode. Can this be ...
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How do you change the behavior of the power button in Lion?

On my Macbook Pro, whenever you press the power button it goes into sleep mode. How do I change this to do nothing?
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Why can't I run my MacBook Pro in clamshell mode?

I'm following these instructions to use my mid-2009 MacBook Pro in clamshell mode with a Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad. The keyboard and trackpad are paired with the computer and I've got the ...
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2013 Macbook Pro won't power on or wakeup until SMC reset each time.

I recently got a kitten who likes to walk up and down my macbook. I've been pretty good at keeping her off so far, but yesterday she started to trample across the keys. I lifted her off and closed the ...
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Macbook Pro not sleeping when left inactive with lid open

My Macbook Pro Running 10.8.5 isn't sleeping when left alone. System prefs has everything set up to sleep but it isn't working. I used the command pmset -g assertions in terminal and I get Assertion ...
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Why doesn't my MacBook Pro automatically reconnect to the Wi-Fi when resuming from sleep?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display (currently running Mountain Lion v10.8.2). Every time I wake it up from sleep (open the lid), it doesn't seem to automatically re-connect to the Wi-Fi ...
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Keep MacBook Pro awake in a clamshell mode + HDMI switcher setup

I'm running a setup with the latest Retina MacBook Pro, a Windows desktop and a single external monitor. Both machines are outputting display to a HDMI switcher, which connects to the monitor. I can ...
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Mavericks screen lock occurs immediately instead of after 15 minutes of sleep

I'm on OSX 10.9 on a late 2013 Macbook Air. iCloud Keychain is disabled, FileVault is turned off, and my Energy Saver settings are all at their defaults. I want to require a password after 15 minutes ...
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Mavericks 'close the clam' woes

I typically use my "Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013" MBP at work with the lid closed, connected to an external monitor, a bluetooth trackpad, and a USB keyboard. For the last few months, the results of ...
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How do I create an AppleScript that will quit an application at a specific time and then put the computer to sleep?

I've been toying around with AppleScript and Automator to get this thing to work, but I just can't seem wrap my head around it. If anyone could show me an example or give me some tips on how I can set ...
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Can my retina MacBook Pro SSD drive go to sleep?

In energy settings there are several options concerning the power consumption of you mac, like dim display, app nap, but also "Put harddisk to sleep when possible". To my knowledge, an HD hard disk ...
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Only Cursor and Notifications Appear for First Few Seconds After Display Turns Back On

When my 2011 iMac's display shuts off - before the computer goes to sleep, but after a screensaver might display - there is frequently a 5-15second delay with the display coming back. What I see is ...
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Why Does My iMac Wake Itself Up?

I have an early 2009 24" iMac. Lately, when in sleep mode it will occasionally wake up for around ten seconds with the screen off, then go back to sleep. Wake on LAN is turned off so I can't figure ...
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Prevent iMac from sleeping, for VPN login?

We have an iMac in the office, and I have been getting inconsistent access when trying to log in to it. The firewall isn't going down, since I can connect to the VPN. After discussing it with the ...
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How do I stop my Mac OS X from going to sleep? [duplicate]

In settings, I don't see a way to stop the PC from going to sleep.
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How do I ensure computer stays awake for Back to My Mac?

My laptop Mac goes to sleep even though I have Back to My Mac turned on. What kind of thing is likely to cause this? What kind of steps can I take to fix it? The Mac that is going to sleep has ...
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iPhone 4 buttons don't work

I was trying to free up some space to upgrade to iOS7, and after I deleted all of my music and most of my apps (social, games, etc), my Home and Sleep buttons stopped working. I'm stuck in Settings. I ...
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Simulating an event to wake my Mac

Events like EC.cause/GIGE/LIDO/OHC/PWRB/RTC/USB# can wake up a Mac. Is there a way to programatically simulate either of these ? WOL is out of the question as my machine doesn't support WOL on WiFi. ...
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Macbook Air failing to reconnect to network after sleep

I have a Mid-2011 13" Macbook Air running OS X 10.9.2 (the latest version). When I wake my Mac from sleep, sometimes, the Wifi will fail to find my network. The network icon will display the ...
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Something keeps waking up my Mac, how do I find out what it is?

I have a Mac Pro that draws about 250 watts (so I read somewhere) when it's running full-bore. It apparently draws less than 90 when it's sleeping. For whatever reasons I like to leave it on ...
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can I automatically disconnect bluetooth devices on sleep [duplicate]

We use a Belkin SongStream BT to play music on a stereo via BlueTooth. I'd like our various devices to automatically disconnect before they go to sleep. Alternatively, the Belkin device could drop ...
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Safari will not “Remember Me” on Facebook

My question is very similar to this question: Safari 7.0.4 doesn't remember my login status. "Remember me" not working (OS X 10.9.3) Except it differs in 3 key ways: The solution did ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011, top right corner of the screen getting too hot

Since 10.9.3 update, I'm noticing a problem first, as I mentioned, right side of the screen getting quite warm, as warm as base, where CPU and GPU fans resides. second, even it's in sleep mode ...
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macbook pro black screen from sleep

My MacBook is a Pro Retina 15 inch late 2013, running 10.9.4. When bringing the laptop out of sleep it stays black for 20-30 seconds, showing a cursor only. I went as far as erasing the hard drive and ...
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Hibernate/Sleep problem

Whenever my MBP 9.1 is in sleep mode and plugged in and I unplug the charger, machine turns on and stays on for about 2 minutes and then gets to sleep again. Is there something I can change so when ...
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How do I disable requirement to enter password after I close and reopen the lid?

I don't like having to re-enter my password if I've just closed the lid for only 5 - 10 minutes. How can I disable this? I've already tried going to System Preferences --> Security & Privacy, ...
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OSX disable wake on USB

Recently I've obtained a trackball, and I'm trying to use it with my Mac Mini running 10.9.5. The trackball is plugged in via USB port. The ball is rather sensitive, so it picks up very small ...