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MacBook fans are running high even under normal load

My MacBook (non-pro) Aluminum is a few years old. Lately I experience the problem that my fans are running high even with moderate usage and the body really heatens up. It did this before, but only ...
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How to close applications on sleep?

I have a password management application (KeePassX) of which backup I sync over Dropbox across several computers. However the password database can be open only on one computer at a time for file ...
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Keep wi-fi connection while asleep?

Right now my MacBook Pro is set to go to sleep after 1 hour and then when I wake it back up, I have to wait for it to find/connect to Wi-Fi again. How can I maintain the Wi-Fi connection so when I ...
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Fans run after Macbook Pro lid is shut

The fans in my MBP will continue to run for a minute or two after I close the lid. This is frustrating because I often want to close it and immediately put it away in its soft zipper case but I don't ...
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How do I change askForPasswordDelay from the command line? dwrite alone doesn't work

I normally run my Mac with a very long password delay on the screensaver. Sometimes, though, I want to reduce the delay to just 1-2 seconds. This command is supposed to reduce the time for the delay ...
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Prevent iOS device from sleeping if plugged to charger

This is available in Developer options in Android's system Settings. I'm trying to look for an equivalent in iOS. This is great if I want the screen to be always visible for screen ...
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Random Restarts with “Sleep Wake Failure” error on Mavericks

When I leave my Mavericks OS X MacBookPro idle for a while, very often it will crash and reboot by itself. After reboot, the Problem Report dialog will show up, telling that "Sleep Wake Failure ...
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How can I stop AirPort from waking my Macbook Pro?

Recently I have noticed my MacBook Pro is completely discharging when I leave it to sleep. After investigation I've discovered traces similar to the following in the Console output: 24/01/2014 ...
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Change main desktop to external screen after sleep mode

I have connected an external screen to my MBP. If I close the MBP the main desktop is switched to the external screen like I want. If the notebook goes in sleep mode and I wake it up with my wireless ...
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How do I determine what is waking my machine up?

Recently my Macbook Pro has been waking up from sleep at undesirable times (middle of the night) without any user interaction (nobody has touched it). Is there a log on the machine that records the ...
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MacBook not sleeping when I close the lid

My MacBook has never slept when I close the lid. I´ve tried all the remedies listed here in the forum from resets to experimenting with pmset settings. Should my MacBook sleep as soon as I close the ...
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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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Random and brief fan spin up

I occasionally leave my Mac mini on but with its screens off, the way my power settings is set.. the Mac should go into sleep mode after 15 minutes of inactivity. I noticed tonight that this did not ...
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Apple TV Not Waking on Demand for Computer Behind Switch

I can Home Share between a Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and my AppleTV with no problems as long as the two computers are awake. The ATV finds and streams the libraries with no problems. The Mac Mini and ATV ...
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2013 Late Macbook Pro constantly mute completely?

I find there are some cases where my Macbook becomes completely mute, meaning each application cannot make any sound. Even while adjusting the volume, there is no sound during the operation. One ...
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No password required after Power Nap

I have enabled the setting Require password 1 minute after sleep or screen saver begins. However, I sometimes noticed that my password is not asked after I open my laptop in the morning. This seems to ...
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How to properly setup sleep mode?

Recently upgraded to Mavericks and faced one problem: my mac book pro mid 11 goes to sleep after some time... I set that monitor would go off after a minute and hdd never, that if i leave my pc at ...
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Shortcut key to make my macbook sleep? [duplicate]

Is there a shortcut key to make a macbook sleep? Sometimes I want to save time and just use the shortcut key to put it to sleep.
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MacBook Pro Suddenly Goes to Sleep and Will Not Wake Up

I have 15-inch, Mid 2010 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5. It will occasionally (every other day) without warning go to sleep. I can see the sleep indicator on, but otherwise it is completely ...
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MacBook Air crashes regularly

After purchasing my MacBook Air (MBA) in April 2013, the MBA crashes on a regular basis (1-2 times per week). All crashes occur after I wake up the MBA from a Sleep shutdown. I am brought to the ...
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Is the power button on my iPhone being turned off programmatically?

I would like to know if there is a code / glitch to make the sleep/wake button on the iPhone 5/5S to stop working. i am almost 100% certain it exists due to some programmers making the code but i want ...
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What is preventing my Macbook Pro 2012 from going to sleep?

the other day i open my MacBook Pro mid 2012 for upgrading my ram, everything was ok, but when i closed it i notice that when i close the lid nothing happens. The apple on the lid remain on and the ...
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iMac behaves inconsistently when waking from long periods of inactivity

I have a late 2012 model iMac with OS X Mavericks installed. When I go to wake the iMac after a long period of inactivity (2 days for example) it behaves in one of two ways: Sometimes the iMac wakes ...
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Wake for network access without Bonjour Sleep Proxy?

Is there a way to set some kind of "wake for network access" behaviour on my Mac without using a Bonjour Sleep Proxy? I have a Mac with OS X 10.8.5, but no Apple TV nor Time Capsule or other stuff. I ...
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How to prevent screen from waking up on activity in VNC session from remote Android device [duplicate]

I am connecting to my iMacs running OS X Mavericks remotely. For security purposes I have fast user switched to a dummy account before leaving work, so that my remote connection doesn't allow anyone ...
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There's a “Change what happens when you close the laptop lid” setting in Windows. Is there an equivalent in OS X?

In Windows one can usually choose between Do nothing, Sleep, Hibernate. The Macbook, however, doesn't seem to have this setting. It'll always go to sleep. I would like to set it to "Do nothing" to ...
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Screensaver after morning wake

I would like the screen saver (which shows family photos) to launch each morning when the computer wakes in the morning. I used the Energy Saver option to sleep the computer each night and to wake it ...
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MBP goes to sleep on restart

My brand new MBP (Mountain Lion 15" 2.3 GHz 4GB) will randomly/sometimes go into sleep mode, and not come out of sleep mode, upon Restart (and it only does this upon Restart) ... it "bongs," then the ...
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Are there any reasons to turn off MacBook Pro instead of just sleeping it?

I do not completely turn off my MacBook Pro and I only sleep it. Are there any limitations to consider when doing this for several months in a row?
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Mavericks sleep/hibernate causes high fan activity

After updating to OS X 10.9, my 13-inch, Late 2011 MacBook Pro runs into trouble when going to sleep. About a minute after going to sleep, the fan suddenly starts running high, and keeps up doing so ...
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MBP restarting twice after going into deep sleep from a fully drained battery

Ever since I installed Mavericks on my 15" Mid-2012 MBP (4GB), I've noticed that if I let my machine completely drain to 0% and it (supposedly) goes into Deep Sleep, when I plug it back in and ...
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How can I prevent “Open With…” from accessing external drives?

Frequently, when I try to open the (10.9) Finder's "Open With..." menu, I experience a delay that appears to be due to connected FireWire drives. This delay is very long when the drives need to spin ...
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My mac notebook won't stay awake after I open it up

I purchased a mac notebook in 2012. It is less than 2 years old and every time I open the lid, it wakes up and immediately falls to sleep again. It will not wake from sleep.
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How to trigger lid close action programmatically?

Is there a way to trigger the lid close action programmatically with a script or through terminal? I am testing this by placing a small magnet near the SD slot on my MacBook Pro.
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Can I configure my Macbook to unmount all external drives when I close the lid?

I have a new 13" Macbook Pro running Mavericks. This computer is connected to an external USB drive which I use for my Time Machine backups and for external storage Time Machine backups occur a few ...
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Mute volume of macbook on sleep

I was wondering if there was any way to mute my macbook whenever I physically close it, so if there was anything playing prior to closing it that it does not continue to make noise when I open it ...
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How To Turn Off Mac’s Monitor screen

How can I turn off tmy Mac's monitor. I know I can turn off the display by setting a hot cornet or by using ctrl + shift + Eject but I dont want this. I want to leave my Mac on and connect to it via ...
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Prevent OS X Mavericks from autoquitting applications for sleep [closed]

OS X Mavericks is quitting applications when it 'sleeps' an account. One of the applications (play on mac) doesn't support this. Thus Chrome, TextEdit etc. are being quit and then it asks if I want ...
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How can I prevent OS X from resetting/disconnecting from wifi when left idle?

Doing work at home, I noticed that OS X would drop my wifi connection when I left my 2011 MacBook Pro and it went into idle mode (screen black, but still powered on). When I moved the mouse or ...
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How do I (re)mount missing Firewire drives? Why do they vanish?

I have several Firewire drives that occasionally "go missing" even though they are connected to my Mac and powered on (the power light is illuminated). These drives do not appear in Disk Utility or ...
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What could be preventing my backup script from running?

I'm having trouble getting a simple backup script to run. The following script runs most of the time, but occasionally it fails entirely (without printing out any log information). Is there something ...
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Can I configure a task to run while my MacBook lid is closed?

Can I use pmset or a utility like Power Manager to have a task (such as an arbitrary script or backup) run at a specific time while my Mavericks MacBook Pro's lid is closed? Are there perhaps pmset ...
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How do I schedule Mac OS X Leopard to wake up multiple times in one day? [duplicate]

The "Energy Saver" panel in System Preferences allows the user to schedule wake ups. The only problem is is that the most frequent it allows for this to happen is ONCE per day. Is there any way or any ...
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What are the different sleep modes on Mavericks MacBook Pros?

I'm confused about the different sleep modes on Mavericks MacBook Pros: PowerNap, App Nap, DarkWake, sleep, system sleep, display sleep, standby, hibernation, etc.? What do these terms mean and how ...
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What is the difference among the various event schedulers for OS X / Darwin?

I'm confused about the differences among the three (that I know of) tools for scheduling running of code on OS X / Darwin: cron launchcd pmset I understand that cron is largely deprecated, but it ...
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Why am frequently asked for access to my Keychain?

Since using Migration Assistant to move from an old iMac (2009) to a new MacBook Pro, I find that I'm repeatedly asked for access to my Keychain. Prior to moving to the new machine, once I unlocked my ...
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Does software compilation continue even if I close the lid of my MacBook Pro (7,1)?

My specific case is that I am installing something from MacPorts and it's taking a very long time. I just want to close the lid of my laptop. Will the compilation still continue? I do not want 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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Serious Boot / Sleep Problems

Two days ays ago I closed the lid of my macbook pre for the night as I have done for the last 2.5 years but when I opened the lid in the morning the screen didn't show. It seemed to be 'alive' (ish) ...
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Why did my rMBP13 (late 2013) wake up every minute until battery depleted with reason: ? (Question Mark)?

Can someone help me to diagnose this issue? My new MacBook Pro 13 Retina (8GB / 2.6Ghz / 512GB) awoke in my bag earlier today and apparently did not go back to sleep so ran down the battery and was ...