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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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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 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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Yosemite - Require password after sleep is disabled

I am trying to prevent the system to always ask for the password when it wakes up from sleep. I have a MacbookPro with Yosemite 10.10.5. User has admin rights and password different than the ...
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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.
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2015 MacBook Air display awake while lid closed

I want my late 2015 MacBook Air to remain awake when the lid is closed. I have tried Caffeine, Stay Awake, and Theine, as well as changing my power saving settings to 'never' but nothing seems to ...
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How to disable sleep on lid close when security is set to force password on wake

I've seen many instances of solutions using pmset noidle and caffeinate -u -t 60 These don't work. When I close the lid and reopen it within 10 seconds the login prompt appears again. And I want ...
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OS X Mavericks wakes my Mac from sleep every hour or so

Ever since upgrading to Mavericks, it looks like my Mac Mini wakes from sleep about once an hour or so. In the Console, I get the following message: Oct 30 02:12:06 gary-mac WindowServer[93]: ...
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How do I stop my MacBook Pro from randomly freezing when trying to go to sleep?

My 2011 MacBook Pro has been having a problem occasionally where I put it to sleep, but it continues to run. Later when I go use it again, I realize that it was on the whole time (usually inside my ...
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Why does my iMac go to sleep while I am using it?

My iMac (2014) running OS X 10.11.3 goes to sleep every now and then several times a day while I am using it. I do not lose any work, but it is very annoying. I do not have any hot-corners for ...
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Trying to wake my Mac using Apple / Power Manager Script triggered by Folder Actions

I've been trying to tweak the following script to achieve this. (original script) tell application "Power Manager Scripting" tell workshop set myEvent to make new event with properties ...
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How do I prevent my iMac from sleeping while media is being played or streamed?

I know this problem has been around for a while. With the release of Mountain Lion Macs got the bad habit of falling to sleep when they are not used by a human. My iMac falls to sleep when I walk ...
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Intermittent Keyboard Failure when Waking from Sleep

So after a pretty catastrophic failure (see: Yosemite Upgrades: Lost and Broken User Accounts ) I have reinstalled Yosemite on my old tower-style Mac Pro and begin the work of restoring from backups. ...
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Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid?

The most common use case I have for this is when I'm playing music over AirTunes, but don't want an open laptop laying around. Or when I'm syncing or downloading something. This isn't the same as ...
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Login Screen Not Appearing on External Monitor in Clamshell Mode

When in clamshell mode, locked, and with display asleep, I expect to be able to wake the display and see the login screen on my external monitor by moving the mouse or typing. Instead, the screen ...
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“powerd” process uses a lot of CPU

Oftentimes, after I wake my Mac from sleep, powerd (which is the power management daemon? Which in particular deals with sleeping the Mac and waking it?) uses high CPU, usually around 25% to 50% on my ...
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Wake On Lan Sleeping Mac Issues

I am having trouble with Wake On Lan for my Mac. I am trying to wake it over the internet from my phone so I can log in to TeamViewer and control it remotely. I don't know if it is my router that is ...
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ICloud Password prompt

On my Yosemite OSX machine I often get an ICloud prompt after awaking from sleep or after a reboot like this what program is causing this? Is it a valid Apple one or one trying to get my password? ...
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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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How can I stop my MacBook Pro from automatically sleeping when I lock the screen?

Whenever I lock my screen (via either the lock icon -> Lock screen or by using the Control+shift+eject key combination), my screen immediately turns off (not showing the screen saver), and the system ...
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My Mac isn't locking when I put it to sleep

If I go  -> Sleep or even hold the power button, my Mac goes to sleep but when I go to wake it up I immediately see the screen I'd put it to sleep on. Before I was asked for my password again upon ...
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Is it normal for MacBook Pro CD/DVD drive to makes noise on wake after long sleep

Every time I put my MacBook Pro (13in, mid-2012) to sleep and shut the lid, then wait at least 20 mins then open the lid and wake it up, my CD/DVD drive makes an odd sound as if it thinks there's a ...
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Dell P2715Q Needs “Detect Displays” after MBPR 15" goes to sleep

So I have my new Dell P2715Q connected to a Thunderbolt port on my MacBook Pro Retina 15" Mid-2015 using the supplied DisplayPort cable, in SST mode. When I plugged it in the first time, it worked ...
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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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Best practices for Macbook Pro usage [duplicate]

I have a new Macbook Pro and I want it to last and keep a healthy battery. How do I best ensure this? If I am using it, do I let it discharge, or leave it plugged in? If I am discharging it / ...
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Chrome prevents Macbook from sleeping

Chrome prevents my Macbook from sleeping. See screenshot: Some websites say it might be due to a chrome extension, but I've installed no new extensions in the last two weeks (I've only had this ...
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Fixing black screen and login issues

Recently I've been having trouble with my Macbook Pro crashing seemingly at random. This typically happens when I try to wake the machine from sleep (if it matters, I usually cause the computer to ...
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Do cronjob run when the computer is asleep?

I have a macbook air running El Capitan. I wrote a few cronjob that appear to be running even when the computer is asleep. Is this correct, or is my computer not really in a sleep state?
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MacBook Pro won't go to sleep when lid is closed

I have a Late 2011 MacBook Pro and I just got it back from the repair shop (mainboard was swapped). I immediately installed OS X El Capitan (before it was Yosemite) and found that when I closed the ...
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WiFi Not staying connected after sleep-wake

Background I am having keychain issues since upgrading to El Capitan, Described below. Also working with Apple support since 2 weeks and i have no hope for a solution OS X El Capitan keychain login ...
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Retina Macbook Pro doesn't hibernate

I have bought a 13 Retina Macbook Pro -my first Mac, just a couple of days ago and I found something odd. Apple claims that after an hour or so of sleep, the Mac should go to deep sleep -AKA ...
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Where can I find a list of IOPMSleepSystem error codes?

This is kind of related to my last question. I am having an error that (I think) prevents my computer from sleeping, and it says IOPMSleepSystem gave me an error with code -536870174. Specifically: ...
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Sudden, auto-shutdown while in sleep: where to look for the culprit?

My MacBook has been brutally shutting down by itself while in sleep. It always happens a few hours after shutting down the lid, right when switching to the StandBy sleep mode, right at the following ...
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Error when I try to put my computer to sleep

I'm trying to use this script: on run delay 5 set lidState to do shell script "ioreg -r -k AppleClamshellState | awk -F \" = \" '/AppleClamshellState/ {print $2}'" if lidState = "Yes" ...
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How to resume OS X apps that have been suspended by the system

I often run into the situation where the OS will suspend some of my apps because of low memory. If I am lucky, a window will appear that allows me to select which apps I want to quit and which apps I ...
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Mac not sleeping when lid is closed

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2014) running El Capitan. Whenever I close the lid it doesn't sleep! The Apple light dims and the screen turns off, but my battery drains at a normal rate. Sleep is ...
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Wake Other Computers from Mac OSX

Is there a terminal command within Mac OSX that will allow me to use WOL (Wake On LAN) to wake up other computers? Windows has wolcmd, is there an equivalent within OSX? I am trying to wake a ...
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AppleScript not putting Mac to sleep

I have this chunk of code: on run delay 10 set lidState to do shell script "ioreg -r -k AppleClamshellState | awk -F \" = \" '/AppleClamshellState/ {print $2}'" if lidState = "Yes" then ...
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iPhone 5s (iOS9) and iPad 2 (iOS9) Passcode Freeze

I have the advanced passcode enabled on my iPhone (i.e. a full passphrase as opposed to a simple numeric unlock code.) When I wake up my iPhone and enter the passcode, quite often it freezes. I have ...
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How to prevent Mac sleep from command line?

I have a long running script at the remote computer. I don't want terminate my ssh session, and need enter it into a shell script. How is it possible to prevent my Mac from falling into sleep from ...
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How can I prevent MacBook Pro from connecting to Wi-Fi while it is asleep?

My MacBook Pro connects to my mobile phone when it is in sleep mode. If my hotspot is enabled it begins using data and I'd rather not have to remove the paraphrase for the hotspot every time I make it ...
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Fusion Drive constantly spinning up and down

I've got a 1TB Fusion Drive (with a Seagate 7200 rpm hard drive) in a Late 2013 27" iMac. While the iMac is asleep, the hard drive spins up and down every minute or so (without fail), creating an ...
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Does using Sleep with FileVault negate some benefits of FileVault?

As I understand it, FileVault makes you login before you computer boots to the OS in order to unlock the drive. This means someone getting ahold of your laptop when it is off cannot get at the data. ...
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How can I alternate stopping the spinning disk and the fans?

I have a little bit of noise that I'd like to eliminate. It only bothers me in the dead of night, but at that time complete silence is a true blessing. My Macbook Pro has a spinning disk and two ...
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Mac does not automatically restart when power is re-applied after `shutdown -hu now`

I want to have a Mac Mini automatically boot when power is applied, as I cannot conveniently reach its power button, because it resides inside an art installation, where the power will be shut down ...
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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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How can I manually disable secure input?

Since upgrading to 10.11 I've noticed that Secure Input regularly fails to disable itself when I wake my Mac from sleep and type my password in. I know this because TextExpander starts telling me that ...
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Macbook pro never goes to sleep

I got a brand new mid-2015 macbook pro 15", OSX 10.11.3. Display never turns off even it is configured to turn off after 10 mins in power adapter AND in battery mode. Screen saver (aerial) stays ...
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Junk mail filter for iPhone via imap

I have: Mac Book Pro running OS X 10.10.2 iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.1.3 On my computer I run Mail, which checks the email every 1 min. On my iPhone it runs every 15 mins. So most of the time, ...
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MacBook Pro fails to wake from hibernate, reboots instead

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina 15-inch Mid 2015) running MacOS 10.11.3. When I close the lid it sleeps ok, and wakes when I open the lid with a password prompt, which is what I would expect. But if I ...