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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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Mac doesn't sleep when lid is closed, but upon opening the lid it falls asleep?

When I close the lid, my macbook pro does not go to sleep. However, when I open the lid, it will go to sleep. How do I correct this problem?
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iTunes, even when not playing, keeping my computer from sleeping automatically

I'm using the default Energy Save preferences on a MBPro running Mavericks. If iTunes is running, my computer will not go to sleep automatically even if iTunes is not playing (e.g., if I stop it by ...
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My MacBook re-boots when going into sleep - tips for analyzing problems?

since a few days my 2010 MacBook Pro re-boots on a regular basis. I'm looking for tips on how to diagnose the cause of the problem. Usually my MacBook (running Mavericks) is sitting on my desk, ...
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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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Desktop shows for split second on wake before password requested

If I wake my Mac from sleep I always get a split second flash of my active desktop before the screen is replaced by my usual password unlock screen. When I unlock, I get my desktop as normal, as it ...
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Trouble with Macbook display — brightness cuts out or gets wavy if I move the screen around

Macbook Pro, 2008, 15 inch Running Mavericks 10.9.2 If I move the screen around at all while it's running the brightness will almost always reset to as if it was zero or it gets these wavy ...
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rMBP 13 inch late 2013 resolution issues

I have huge resolution issues with my retina MacBook Pro late 2013 model. Thing is, I have 27" 1440p external monitor in home and in work, and I'm bringing my laptop around a lot, also I have to ...
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Macbook Pro Won't Sleep

I've been fighting this for months and I can't seem to get it to sleep consistently. I've talked to Apple Support on the phone and they couldn't help me. I've taken it in and he guy got it to sleep ...
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MacBook pro boot's to wrong OS after waking up from Safe Sleep

I am dual booting Ubuntu and OS X Mavericks on my MacBook pro 9,2. I am using the rEFInd boot manager, since I was told that I should use it to dual boot OS X and Linux (I could have used rEFIt, but ...
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Will ejected internal HDD really stay ejected until I mount it again?

I want to get 2TB HDD in addition to 512GB SDD I have. I want to be able to "turn off" that drive so that it stays off even after sleep cycles and everything... I'm worried because now when I have an ...
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Trackpad sometimes non-responsive when starting/waking MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch

A few weeks ago, my mid-2012 15-inch MBP retina's trackpad became unresponsive when I lifted the lid to wake it up. I restarted and the issue went away. The issue has been getting more and more ...
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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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How to configure my apple remote with custom actions, including sleep & wake up?

This is basically a follow up of MSDOS's question. I've also came around same things he did and I am currently using iRedLite with great success. It is in almost all aspects even better than the ...
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Open an application after wake from sleep

Is is possible for an application to open up after waking up your MacBook? So I have this application that I want it to open every time that I wake up my Macbook from sleep.
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MacBook Pro wakes up every few minutes

My MacBook Pro (15" Retina, mid-2012) keeps waking up every few minutes, and I can't figure out why. This is what I get when I search for "wake reason" in console (just the last hour): 4/7/14 ...
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How to add hibernate mode to MacBook Pro

I have recently switched to Mac from Windows hence I do not have much information. I want my Mac to go to safe sleep state on closing the lid. I also need an extra option available somewhere which ...
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Macbook pro doesn't go to sleep after left inactive

In Energy Saver settings (System Preferences -> Hardware section) the Mac is set to sleep after 15 minutes, but nothing happens. Mac drains battery and automatically turns off when battery is low. ...
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27" iMac won't stay asleep

My 27" iMac wakes up from sleep randomly, even though I went through the "energy saver" preference pane, and bluetooth is only active for my mouse and keyboard. What could be causing this?
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MacBook Pro Retina 2013 crashes on wake up

I have late 2013 rMBP and very often it fails to wake up after closing the lid. It crashes and restarts. How do I find out which process or application causes those failed attempts to wake up? I try ...
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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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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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Chrome continues running even when Mac should be is asleep

I have the latest version of Chrome running on my Mac. I've noticed that even when I close the old intending to put my computer to sleep, Chrome continues running. I know this is the case because I ...
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Kernel Panic on Hibernate / after unplugging Devices

When I'm at work, I've got my Macbook connected to an external monitor and a Apple Magic Mouse + Apple keyboard (both bluetooth) and I am connected via ethernet. When I unplug all devices and take my ...
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MacBook Pro Early 2008 Fan running while in standby

The fans in my MBP (MacBook Pro4,1) continue to run after closing the MacBook. This is not because of the CPU running under high power, it's also happening when the CPU has done nothing for about 15 ...
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Kernel panic on wake from sleep with firewire peripheral plugged in

I'm running OSX 10.9.2 on an old Macbook 5.2, 2.13Ghz C2d with 4 gigs of RAM. Everything is very smooth except for one very big annoyance - My mbox 2 pro has problems keeping up when waking up from ...
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External drive remain in stand by after Wake up

I have a WD My Book external drive connected to my iMac 27" via USB 3.0 The drive is initially in a stand by mode (drive doesn't spin, it's visible in disk utility). Now when backup script starts, it ...
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Why does my Mac take a long time (30+ seconds) to find my home wifi?

I have a retina MacBook Pro 15" running Mac OS X 10.9.4. When I wake it from sleep at work, it's connected to the wifi network before I've even entered my password. But at home, with a Airport Extreme ...
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Mid 2010 Macbook Pro goes into an unresponsive hibernate state for unpredictable amounts of time

When my macbook is in standby, and the battery dies it sometimes goes into an unresponsive state in which (after charging) it won't turn on. The power button has no effect, even in combination with ...
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MacBook not responsive when woken within the second it went to sleep

I have a MacBook Air 11" mid 2013 with all the updates. When the screen gets turned off and I try to wake it up in the very same second by touching the touch-pad or pressing a key, it will get stuck ...
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After sleep, my iMac is very slow to respond for a 45seconds+

When my iMac enters sleep, and then I wake it up -- either shortly after, or the next day, while it responds to the wake request quickly, it's basically unresponsive for 45 seconds+ after. ...
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iPhone lock screen keyboard is deformed

About 6 times out of 10, my iPhone lock screen keyboard is in the landscape orientation when I turn it on, even though the rest of the phone is in portrait mode. The clock is centered in the screen ...
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iMac Display not waking up

The past two mornings, the display on my iMac wouldn't come back up when clicking the mouse or keyboard as it has for the past 3 years. The curious thing is that when I access it through Finder on ...
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What's causing my Macbook to re-connect to the wifi while it's asleep?

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Pro. I've noticed that when I close the lid and it (supposedly) goes to sleep, it's actually periodically waking and connecting to the wifi. The reason I know this is ...
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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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Color issues when waking up MBA connected to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I haven't got the faintest idea what is causing this issue, but hopefully somebody here has experienced it before. When I haven't used my computer for a while I decide to wake it up from sleep by ...
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Will a MacBook with its lid closed (asleep) restart at the scheduled time?

I think the title says it mostly. Will a sleeping MacBook Air with the lid closed restart automatically at the time scheduled in the energy saver pane?
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Is there a way to make launchd stop a service on sleep and start it up again on wake?

I have several pieces of server software installed on my MacBook Pro for work using Homebrew. There is one service in particular, that likes to peg the CPU after the OS wakes up from sleep until I ...
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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 ...