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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 ...
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File Sharing sometimes turns itself on

For some reason, sometimes File Sharing in the System Preferences (the Sharing pane) will turn itself on, every few days. I use File Sharing, but usually keep it off since upgrading to Mavericks, ...
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iMac screen won't turn back on after a sleep session in Windows 8.1

I do a lot of hardware programming, and some of the chips I write applications for don't have IDEs and/or compilers that are compatible with anything other than windows, so I do use Windows quite ...
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My MacBook won't go to sleep anymore

Since the update to Mavericks, my MacBook has stopped going to sleep when I close the lid. I did some investigation and found out a command (pmset -g) to identify the process(es) that prevent it from ...
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Mac Mini either won't wake up from sleep or stuck at screen saver

I have a Mac Mini hooked up via HDMI to an Acer Monitor. It's my second computer, I also have a Windows box hooked up. They are both hooked up to the same keyboard and mouse via a KM switch. ...
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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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My 2,5 year old Macbook Pro wakes from sleep every other hour after installing Mavericks

Okay so, I own a 2,5 year old (Early 2011) Macbook Pro which works just fine. After the release of Mavericks I decided to reinstall it from scratch since I had been upgrading it step-by-step since ...
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delay after opening lid display dark until key pressed

okay so my MBP Mid 2010 was took a little tumble (it was in a felt sleeve which was inside a backpack) today and since has been acting weird. when i open the lid, the login screen does not come back ...
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MacBook Pro with lid closed goes back to sleep right after scheduled wakeup

I'm trying to run an app from crontab at 3 in the morning. My 2010 MacBook Pro running OS X Lion 10.7.5 is usually turned off at this time of the night, so I'm setting Energy Saver's scheduled wake up ...
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OS X Mavericks seems to be corrupting my sleep image

I've been running Mavericks and there seems to be some issue with sleeping. If I run the battery down to zero, the laptop automatically hibernates as usual. When I turn the laptop on, it boots, then ...
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What prevents export of a private key from Mavericks keychain?

In Mac OS X Mavericks, I'm not able to export a private key from keychain. I'm getting the following error message: /* In dark wake, no UI possible */ Searching it in Apple documentation fetched the ...
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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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Maverick - Disable external keyboard during sleep

I have a MacBook Pro (model 10.1) with OsX Maverick. When I press the power button the Mac goes to sleep mode. It's possible to wake up from it by pressing any key on the internal keyboard. That's ...
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Why is Mavericks forcing a password reset on every lock screen?

I just upgraded to Mavericks. Now, every time I wake it up from the lock screen or standby and proceed to type in my password it rejects it. To get back in I have to select "switch user", then type ...
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Mac doesn’t go to sleep after inactivity

Before updating to Mavericks, my Mac would go to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity, which is usually 10 minutes after I turn the screens off using Shift+Ctrl+Eject. However, since the update, the ...
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Mac continuously wakes up with unidentified reason

I have MacBook Air 2013, Mavericks installed. I recognized that my mac is a little bit warm. Thus I looked into Console 2013. 10. 25. PM 9:36:23.000 kernel[0]: ARPT: 110987.511839: ...
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Why does my MacBook Air 2013 wake from sleep every minute on Mavericks?

I'm having issues with my MacBook Air 2013 waking from sleep into Dark Wake every minute since I upgraded to Mavericks. Whenever it's been to sleep and goes into standby it keeps waking up. This is ...
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Thunderbolt display “disconnects” after 17" MBP 2011 goes to sleep

My Thunderbolt display was working flawlessly until I upgraded my 2011 17" MBP to OS X 10.9. Now, when the MBP goes to sleep the display will not wake, the MBP wakes fine. The USB drive plugged into ...
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How to delay hibernation after sleep in Mac mini?

When I press a power button on my Mac mini, it goes to sleep mode and when I press it again, it turns on very quickly. However, after a longer sleep, it hibernates. How can I make this delay longer? ...
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Desktop Icons and Windows moved to odd spots after sleeping

Symptom: Upon waking up, sometimes the Mac jams all of my icons into one corner, and throws some windows almost completely off the screen or makes them really small. This happens frequently often on ...
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MacBook Pro wakes immediately after sleeping

When I put my MacBook Pro to sleep, it will immediately wake up again after ~5 seconds, then go to sleep again and keep on sleeping and waking. This happens no matter if I close the lid or use the  ...
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Macbook Pro is unresponsive for about a minute when waking up. Is this normal?

Whenever I wake up my 2012 Macbook Pro after it's been asleep for a few hours, the screen turns on, but it is unresponsive for about a minute. During this time, the mouse cursor does not move at all ...
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Ignore closed lid after wake on demand

I plan to use a three year old MacBook Pro as a Plex Media Server. It should wake on demand and go to sleep when I don't watch anything. That works great, but only if the lid is open. If the lid is ...
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MacBook Pro (Tiger): Get keyboard defaults to stick

I have a circa 2007 MacBook Pro with fully-patched Mac OS X Tiger installed. I recently plugged an OEM USB keyboard into the laptop after leaving my Mac keyboard at home one day. Now that I'm back ...
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2013 MBA 11" + TB display - wake issues

I've read quite a few posts on various discussion sites about people getting a black screen + cursor on waking the MBA. I get this too when running using just the MBA, no external display. However, I ...
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Wake on LAN with iMac

Which iMac models support wake on LAN (ethernet)? I've enabled "Wake for Administrator Access" but I can't wake up the Mac from Off or Sleep states. I'm using my tried-and-true tomato firmware which ...
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MacBook Air/Pro: run script upon lid close?

How can one configure MacOS (10.8 or higher) to automatically and immediately call a user-designated script (probably a bash script) upon the user closing the display lid of a MacBook Air or Pro? ...
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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 to make a Mac (Macbook Pro) not hibernate?

I have already set in the Energy Saver of System Preferences that Computer sleep: on Battery Power, Never when plugged in, Never But still if I close the cover of the Macbook Pro ...
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How do I fix non-responsive keyboard and trackpad after sleep on MacBook Pro Retina 15? [duplicate]

I'm having a problem with my MacBook Pro Retina 15. I close the screen to put it to sleep. When I open it back up, the screen wakes up, but the keyboard and trackpad do not work. If I plug in a USB ...
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Older MacBook Pro reboots after waking up from sleep mode

I have an older MacBook Pro that I haven't used frequently for some time. Now I notice the following irritating behavior: When I close the lid, I can see and hear the system going to sleep mode - ...
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Mac wakes up from sleep every night and then goes back to sleep immediately

I've had my Mac Mini for about six months now. Every night, I put it to Sleep rather than shutting it down. Since about two weeks ago, the Mac Mini wakes up from sleep around 1 to 3 am, once a night, ...
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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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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 ...