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Transporting from home to work (~10 min by car), should I just make my MacBook Pro sleep, or shut it completely down first?

I just got a new MacBook Pro, and is looking at how the power modes work, and according to this article: About Energy Saver sleep and idle modes in Mac OS X, making it sleep by closing the lid (say) ...
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Automatic shutdown hindered by sleep mode

I have an iMac (late 2009 model) running Yosemite. Recently, I have set up automatic shutdown in the Energy Saver settings under System Preferences. However, if my computer goes into sleep mode before ...
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mac pro going to sleep on nohup

I have the following scenario. I have shell scripts that I want to run remotely on my mac pro, so I ssh in, launch them with nohup, and log out. I've done this for years on linux based machines, and ...
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How can I determine if the screen is asleep in Mountain Lion, from the command line?

I have a script that needs to run every so often, but only if the screensaver is active or if the screen is asleep (to make sure nobody is actively using the computer first). I need to have a way to ...
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MacBook Air: Close lid and lock features

I wonder if there is some way to customize the lock screen feature of my MacBook Air (running Mountain Lion) in such a way that: 1: When I close the lid, and then open it, the screen is not locked ...
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MacBook Pro randomly restarting

I'm new to daily Mac use, but I think I have my settings correct. My laptop is kept plugged in at work - never runs on battery. In my Energy Saver system prefs, I have Computer Sleep and Display Sleep ...
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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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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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Macbook Air not waking up from Suspend/Sleep with rEFInd boot manager installed

Having installed both rEFInd 0.6.10 (updated to 0.6.11) via its install.sh and Ubuntu 13.04 on another partition I can now choose on a MacBook Air to boot either MacOS or Linux. When running MacOS ...
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Mac Mini won't wake after sleep with Mountain Lion

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini with Mountain Lion installed. I have had the Mini for around 6 weeks and am using as a media server. When the Mini goes to sleep (either automatically or by manually ...
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MacBook won't sleep while charging

An ongoing problem: my MacBook Pro (i5, 2.4ghz, 15") won't sleep while charging. I close the lid, but I don't get the pulsing "sleep light", it just stays fully illuminated. If I listen closely, I ...
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iPhone sometimes goes to sleep running Pandora, sometimes doesn't

I use my iPhone4 to listen to Pandora radio at work. I have it plugged in to a standard charge/sync cable, and a headphone jack to my speakers. Sometimes the screen stays on indefinitely, showing me ...
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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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prevent second hard-drive from spinning up after standby

I have a MacBook Pro with two harddrives, an SSD in the main slot and a larger, normal drive in place of the superdrive. Because of power consumption and noise I managed to get my Mac to not ...
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Run AppleScript after waking from Sleep?

Is there an easy way to run an AppleScript or application immediately (or a brief delay of X seconds) after waking up from sleep? I'm looking for a solution that doesn't involve a 3rd-party app.
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Why does battery die during sleep mode?

I'm running MacOSX 10.5.8 on a MacBook Pro. I was working on my computer last night. I finished work, closed the lid and expected the computer to go to sleep. I assume this is the Apple Safe Sleep ...
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Is there a way to not require a password for login when I am at home but still require one everywhere else

I am looking for a way to automatically login to my computer when waking from sleep/startup when I am at my home/connected to my home wifi; but when for example I am at school or not connected to my ...
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OSX disable wake on USB

Recently I've obtained a trackball, and I'm trying to use it with my Mac Mini running 10.9.5. The trackball is plugged in via USB port. The ball is rather sensitive, so it picks up very small ...
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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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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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While my MacBook sleeps, the network drops off?

I have just moved over to a Macbook Pro from my old Macbook. Thanks to the Migration Assistant, it was an easy task, but I am now having an annoying issue: I have both computers on with all the same ...
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Seems like my trackpad is never sleeping/shutting off

I'm experiencing some funny behavior with my Retina MacBook Pro and my Magic Trackpad. There are two symptoms that I believe could be related: The batteries on my trackpad drain far more quickly ...
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Mountain Lion won't wake up after an extended sleep

I've recently upgraded my MacBook Air to Mountain Lion. Now whenever the machine sleeps for a long time (more than two hours or so) while disconnected from the mains, it won't wake up. I had to hold ...
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Warning message when trying to change Standby mode settings

I tried changing the Standby mode settings using the command sudo pmset -a standbydelay 5400 . I set it to 5400 so that it is delayed to 1.5 hours compared to 70 minutes as default. However, I get ...
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Does applescript's 'delay' function work when the computer is asleep?

I'm trying to make an alarm clock for myself with AppleScript after my old (physical) one crapped out. I've got a script that'll schedule a pmset wakeup at the requisite time. There's just the matter ...
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Problem with applications not resuming where left off after low-battery sleep/hibernate on Lion

I am having problems with applications re-launching from scratch, rather than continuing where they left off, when resuming my Mac (alumimum MacBook, fall 2008) after its battery runs low. This ...
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RAM Disk gets unmounted when coming out of sleep

I have a script set up to create a RAM Disk at login. But I have now noticed that the RAM Disk (And sometimes other networked disks) get unmounted when I put the laptop to sleep and wake it up again. ...
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Use caffeinate to prevent sleep on lid close on battery

The native caffeinate utility is not working to prevent my macbook from sleeping when I close the display. Instead, the system sleeps and various network services ( VPN, screenshares, VOIP calls, ...
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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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What keeps waking my Mac up from sleep?

My Mac constantly wakes itself up from sleep for apparently no reason. Middle of the night, middle of that day, it just can't stay asleep. Why? I ran pmset with the following results: [redacted]:~ ...
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Access to NAS mount during Power Nap wake up

On my mac I have Time Machine configured to backup to a Sparse Disk Image Bundle that is located on my Raspberry pi, which it connects to over SMB and mounts on boot. As long as the mac is awake there ...
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rMBP 15inch Wifi Issue

I've just bought a new rMBP 15 inch a few days ago and for some reason every time it goes into sleep / powernap mode, when I turn it back on the wifi doesn't work. The odd part is the wifi still ...
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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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How to fix Mountain Lion that is very slow after sleep by timeout?

I have updated to Mountain Lion on Mac Mini (mid 2011), and now my Mac is very slow after sleep. I am waiting for several minutes before the next selected program is working properly. I have tried: ...
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Macbook doesn't stay asleep when lid is closed

I have a 2006 Macbook running Snow Leopard. I suddenly noticed that my computer's battery would be at a different level when I woke it up than it was when I closed the lid to put it to sleep. After ...
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Target iMac does not wake up with the main iMac

I have two 27" iMac connected via a Thunderbolt cable. I press Command+F2, the target computer joyfully becomes a second screen for the primary iMac. Joy of joys! I come back in the morning, or after ...
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Mountain Lion sleep and caffeinate command

I am having an issue where my retina MacBook Pro (10.8.1) will sleep when uTorrent is actively uploading or downloading. I have tried my old go to programs like "Caffeine" and "InsomniaX" to no avail. ...
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Connecting USB devices wake Mac running Mountain Lion only temporarily

On Snow Leopard (10.6), I could wake my Mac by connecting a USB device - in my case, switching on a USB external HDD. Now, after upgrading to Mountain Lion (10.8), when I connect the USB device, the ...
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MacBook Pro will not wake from sleep after installing third party application

I installed an application called Air Parrot that uses air play with an Apple tv to mirror or extend the desktop. I noticed that after I installed it, I am no longer able to wake my Mac from sleep. ...
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All open applications placed on main display after sleep

I've got an iMac 27" i7, with a secondary monitor hooked up via its display port (adapted from a DVI cable coming out of the secondary display). After my iMac goes to sleep, when I wake it back up, ...
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Why does my MacBook's monitor go to maximum brightness when waking up from sleep?

I have my MacBook connected to an external monitor (via HDMI), and the brightness of MacBook monitor is set to 50% of max brightness . I usually put my display to sleep when I leave my computer for a ...
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Slow wakeup from sleep with 10.7.2

I'm seeing some seriously slow wakeup times for my Mid-2011 MacBook Air. Wakeup times on the order of 30 seconds or more. Note that the computer is incredibly sluggish or beach balling during this ...
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External HDD Unmounted After Sleep

I have the new iMac 21,5" and a Samsung G3 Station 1,5TB external HDD. When I plug my HDD, connecting to energy and via USB, no problems, Mac OS recognizes it and I can use it normally. The problem ...
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How do I find out what application is trying to wake my MBP?

my mac book pro is refusing to stay asleep. I noticed it will wake up roughly every thirty minutes and display the screensaver password screen and even when the lid is closed I will be able to hear it ...
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MacBook Pro web browser windows cropped after resuming from sleep bug

I've been seeing this bug most recently in Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E46). It was in prior versions but I wasn't keeping track. When I resume from sleep my browser windows are cropped in both Firefox and ...
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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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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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Internal keyboard + touchpad stopped working, on Macbook air 'early 2014', Yosemite 10.10.2

my internal keyboard and touchpad - stopped working a few days ago. When it first happened - I made the macbook sleep-wake-up several times - and it came back to normal. External keyboard+touchpad - ...
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Why Does My MBA Close All My Apps After 5 Mins Idle?

Sometimes if I walk away from my MBA without locking the screen and I return I'll be faced with a login screen. Once I login all my apps I had open are now closed. Sometimes I'll close my MBA lid and ...
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Is it possible to have an iMac maintain target display mode even through sleep/screensaver

I want to be able to make it so that my iMac doesn't exit target display mode until the thunderbolt cable is pulled from my Macbook. I love target display mode in theory, but every time I lock my ...