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Only sleep MacBook Air when lid is closed

I have the following power management settings defined for my MacBook Air. Shantanus-MacBook-Air:~ shantanutomar$ pmset -g Active Profiles: Battery Power -1* AC Power -1 Currently in ...
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Is there a way for locking the screen and putting it to sleep/activating the screen saver to be two different events on a MBP?

This question is very similar to what I want to accomplish, except for the fact that I also want to be able to put the display to sleep at times without triggering it to ask me for a password. I ...
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Non-existing process keeps screen on

My iMac is currently not putting the display to sleep after a few minutes as it should be. $ pmset -g Active Profiles: AC Power -1* Currently in use: hibernatemode 3 halfdim ...
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Why do I get random restarts with sleep wake failure error on mavericks?

On battery power, the computer will restart when it is in sleep mode. Rocky Sand's Battery Monitor, Free Memory and Memory Monitor always quit unexpectedly and Wi-Fi turns off. I have a ...
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My Macbook Pro WiFi is getting slower unless I reboot

So I have that new Macbook Pro 15 inch with the Nvidia GPU for 6 months or so, and recently I experienced WiFi slowdown after I let my Macbook on for hours (with putting it to sleep by closing the ...
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Wake-on-Lan Protocol

What kind of WoL protocol does OS X use? Trying to explain. When I use OS X on my Mac Mini and it is going to sleep it wakes up automatically when receiving any packets (e.g. when I try to connect ...
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How to change “Automatically reduce brightness before the display goes to sleep” in Yosemite?

A few OS X releases ago, there was a checkbox in the Energy Saver settings for "Automatically reduce brightness before the display goes to sleep". This doesn't appear to be there any more, and hasn't ...
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Looking for a way to mimic the battery-saving behavior of closing the lid without actually doing so

I'm looking for a way to keep the lid up, yet tell my Macbook Pro Late 2013 to do what it would do if the lid was actually closed. When I close the lid, the battery lasts for a long time, not so when ...
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Why is my BASH script being executed twice? I'm using launchd

I have one plist associated with this launchd agent. There is one agent listed in launchctl list, and it calls my bash script, called rc.wakeup, whenever the mac is woken up from sleep. There is only ...
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Prevent VPN Disconnection message OSX

When my computer wakes from sleep, it tries to reconnect to my VPN network before the Wifi connection is fully established. The result is that nearly every time I get this message, "You were ...
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Disable USB device when Mac sleeps

I'm looking for a way to disable an USB device whenever my MacBook wants to go to sleep. I'm aware that OS X controls power management for most devices fairly well, but in this case, which is an USB ...
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Macbook wakes up when closing lid

On my Macbook with OS X Yosemite, I can type: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 pmset sleepnow The screen than goes black and the power light gets lid. After a minute the power light goes off. Then I ...
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macbook air sleep/wake problem after dual boot

I installed ubuntu on macbook air 6,2 (Early 2014 model) using these instructions https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookAir6-2/Trusty Now whenever I put my mac on sleep (closing the lid) while ...
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USB Flash (Pen) drive vanishes after hibernation

I reboot my macbook (4,1 model + 10.6.8) very infrequently since I rely on the hibernation feature a lot. I also use USB flash drives a fair bit and there is usually one plugged in to one of the USB ...
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WiFi problems after wake up (MBP2011 OS X 10.10.3)

Suddenly yesterday my mac started to have WiFi-problems. I have had this mac since 2011 and it has always worked and I have only been using it on WiFi. But today when I woke it up it didn't enable ...
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Cron job fails due to sleeping wifi?

I wrote a cron job to do backups over wifi to another computer. It works perfectly when I'm using the machine, but I prefer to schedule it at night when I'm not using it. The first step is to ping the ...
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Can't switch to full screen apps or evoke Mission Control after sleep

Occasionally when I am working and put my MacBook to sleep, when I wake it up again, I am unable to switch to apps that I have had open in full screen. Similarly, if I open an app after sleep, switch ...
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“use-nvramrc?”=false when disabling safe sleep

this is my first question here. I suppose it belongs here to the Apple StackExchange, but I'm not entirely sure it's not actually more of a Bash question, so in case I apologize for the error. I want ...
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Sudden input device hang and automatic reboot after closing the lid

MBP (mid 2014 model), Mac OS X 10.10.3. I have two USB input devices: DasKeyboard V4 and Logitech Trackman Marble. Suddenly all input devices stopped working including the keyboard and trackpad on the ...
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How to disable “always on” USB power on Macbook Pro

I am operating my MacBook Pro early 2015 within a Henge dock (HD03VA13MBPR) , connected to two external displays and external speakers. Both displays and speakers get power from a power distributer ...
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Mac Book pro not entering sleeping mode after close?

I have Mac Book pro late 2011 with OS X 10.9.5 which is connected to the external monitor. When I close the Mac it not entering the sleeping mode. I still can see from my phone my skype. Through the ...
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External monitor moves windows when coming out of sleep (2012 rMBP)

I recently purchased a Dell P2715Q for the express purpose of using as the primary display for my 2012 rMBP running 10.10.3 when "docked" at home. I have the laptop in a vertical holder that holds it ...
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Mac mini wakes 2 seconds after going to sleep

Sometimes (randomly as far as I can tell), my Mac mini refuses to go to sleep. I press the Sleep item in the Apple-logo menu on the menubar, display turns off, after several seconds computer goes ...
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MBP hanging on unlock after sleep in Yosemite

My mid-2012 MacBook Pro is worse at waking up from sleep than I am. I mash some keys to wake it up, enter my password, and it just hangs on the login attempt. There's no crash and no error, like I've ...
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Do fans stop spinning when MacBook Pro's are in sleep mode?

I have a MacBook Pro Mid-2009 running Yosemite 10.10.3, and I installed Macs Fan Control which is similar to smcFanControl. Basically, whenever I put my Mac to sleep the fans stop spinning (I have ...
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Trackpad not responding to clicks after macbook air wake from sleep

I have strange problem since two or three days with macbook air running osx 10.10.3 yosemite. When I finish working I just close the lid and macbook goes into sleep mode. When I open the lid again it ...
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iPhone seems to disconnect the VPN as soon as it goes into auto-lock (sleep)

My iPhone seems to disconnect the VPN as soon as it goes into sleep mode. I use OpenVPN connect for iOS. iPhone 5s and 6, iOS 8. Is this behaviour as designed or am I missing something?
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Is wireless wake on LAN possible in a network connection where airport extreme is not primary router

I'm currently using a combination of a DD-WRT Router and an Airport Extreme (the previous form factor that only did N). The DD-WRT router has better signal and routing capabilities but I really like ...
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How to modify the display sleep and sleep together again?

I'm using pmset to set battery-power sleep time independently of display sleep time on my 2014 15" MacBook retina. Before I did that, these values were in lock step when you changed the "turn off ...
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Mavericks HDD swapped while in sleep mode is now unreadable

Recently I was attempting to upgrade from mavericks to Yosemite and was having difficulty getting Yosemite to run. I left the machine running rather than shutting down and it went into sleep mode. ...
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Change the Time of Monitor's Waiting while Mac Mini's Wake Up

I have a Mac Mini so, as every other Mac Mini owner, I have an other-brand monitor. But Apple, is used to use their integrated monitors that wake up from sleep quickly. My LG monitor is a very good ...
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Process running for several minutes in Sleep mode

My Mac OS is OS X Yosemite (Version 10.10.2). Normally I put the mac in Sleep mode before going to bed, and I realize very often that the machine starts to run in the night just for several minutes ...
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Can I prevent OS X from resizing and moving windows when sleeping while attached to an external monitor?

I have my Retina Macbook Pro connected to a ASUS 2560x1440 display via the HDMI port. I keep the laptop lid closed so the monitor is the only display in use. When I sleep my computer (via hot corners ...
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How can I mute the sound of my MacBook Pro each time I open it?

I just had an embarrassing moment in class where I opened my MacBook Pro (running Mavericks, if that helps) and it continued playing a video I had started earlier, disturbing the class. It took me a ...
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Allow system to sleep even with audio stream running

For a bit of background info: I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 15 with OSX 10.10.2 installed. I'm looking to make the laptop go to sleep even when a proccess that sets PreventUserIdleSystemSleep=1 is open. ...
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Macbook Pro on Yosemite - screen going to black

I have a fresh install of OS X Yosemite. There is an issue where the screen goes black or seems to go to sleep while I am using it. When this happens, it's iffy on getting it come back on. The esc key ...
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Is it safe for Mac not to sleep for over a month

My 17 Inch, Late 2011 MacbookPro has a problem with its discrete graphic card it boots with vertical pink stripes screen then switches to a gray screen where it remains stuck for a while and then ...
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Auto unmount time machine drive on sleep

I keep a drive attached to my MacBook for Time Machine backups when I'm at my desk. I also regularly work from places other than my desk. Most of the time, if I close the laptop lid I intend to leave ...
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How to disable Command-Control-Power shortcut?

I frequently use Command-Option-Power shortcut to send my Macbook to sleep (especially since closing the lid when I have external monitor doesn't trigger sleep). Unfortunately, this shortcut is very ...
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2009 Mac Mini Wakes Up Immediately After Sleep. What Could be Wrong?

This computer would sleep fine before. Now it wakes up immediately after sleeping, either from a timer, or from the Sleep menu item. Even if all USB ports (except the wireless mouse) are empty Even ...
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Mac OS X - report time on battery since last AC unplug but exclude sleep time

Is there an app or existing command to report the battery time since the laptop was last unplugged from AC but exlude the time spend during sleep on battery? This can be inferred from pmset -g log so ...
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caffeinate with launchd Doesn't Work when I Close My Laptop's Lid

I have a launchd task that periodically initiates a time machine network backup. I've had problems with corrupted sparse bundle disk images, which I've assumed is due to the either the computer ...
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Can I write a script to take an action right before the computer is going to go to sleep?

I think my computer is randomly not syncing email correctly with Apple Mail, but it's only a problem when it wakes from sleep. That issue is neither here nor there. What I'd like to do is write a ...
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Set timeout when falling asleep before network disconnects

I'm using OS X Mavericks (latest) on a 15″ 2014 MBP. There's an option to make the system not lock the screen for x number of seconds/minutes after the screen goes dim. I'm looking for an option to ...
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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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“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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Mac randomly wakes up. Wake reason: (User)

My mac randomly wakes up for no reason and says the user is the reason, when it is not. Here's syslog |grep -i "Wake reason": Feb 25 20:13:44 Garys-MacBook-Pro kernel[0] <Notice>: Wake reason: ...
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Can MacBooks backup when in hibernation mode?

Can MacBooks (late 2010 Air in particular) backup when in hibernation mode? The reason why I am asking this is because I want to backup my MacBook air at midnight however I am not sure if my computer ...
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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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Macbook wifi networks disconnect and disappear after sleep in Yosemite

I have a Macbook Pro (Mid 2010 model) and ever since I upgraded to Yosemite I noticed my wifi networks disconnecting and disappearing after the computer wakes from sleep. I try to turn wifi on/off and ...