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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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 ...
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Prevent non-jailbroken iOS device from sleeping when plugged in to charger

I have a non-jailbroken iPhone running iOS 8. I'd like to automatically have the device never auto-lock / sleep when it is plugged into power, but auto-lock after a set idle interval when not plugged ...
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How to get the wi-fi connection status from terminal?

Sometimes, when waking up my mac, I get the message "Alert: No internet connection" on the Wi-Fi icon. I can solve it everytime by turning Wi-Fi off and on again. Is there a terminal command I can use ...
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Retina Macbook Pro doesn't hibernate

I have bought a 13 Retina Macbook Pro -my first Mac, just a couple of days ago and I found something odd. Apple claims that after an hour or so of sleep, the Mac should go to deep sleep -AKA ...
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WiFi service hangs after random amounts of time

Sometimes - often when waking from sleep - the wifi service on my early 2011 MacBook Pro will simply stop functioning. I can open the wifi menubar icon, but clicking "Turn On" or "Turn Off" won't do ...
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Now Yosemite login slow after sleep

See my former thread here. Now when I wake from sleep, login seems to work, but it takes perhaps 15-30 seconds to restore to functional state. Log below, starting from wake_reason at 09:35:49 through ...
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“You restarted/Computer restarted because of a problem” on wakeup, Evernote?

For the last few days I've been getting scared because of these messages that appear very frequently on wakeup, and almost always when I wakeup after a long duration. Sometimes it says "you restarted ...
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Yosemite - Sleep Wake Failure - MBP Late 2013

I have the following MBP which is currently running Yosemite V10.10.2 MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT ...
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Macbook pro - mid 2012 screen going black

My screen keeps going black as if it is going to sleep but will then not wake up, no matter how many various key combinations i retry. I get the following stack trace upon restart which makes it look ...
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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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How to set MacBook Pro to turn off when closing lid?

I want the shutdown feature to activate whenever I turn down the lid and close my MacBook Pro. It's a machine I use for work so I need the disk encryption to kick in every time I'm travelling with the ...
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Mouse and Keyboard on MacBook Air mid 2009 don't work partially

My MacBook Air mid 2009 worked for 3 months without any problems on Yosemite. Two days ago the built in mouse stopped working along with the built-in keyboard. Right after it woke up from sleep mode ...
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Yosemite login freeze after sleep

I've seen several threads to this effect, but none that have resolved my issues with logging in successfully after sleep for a relatively long time, or after working with an external monitor, then ...
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Using VMware Fusion on Yosemite, how can I prevent crashes with sleep wake failure?

I am using VMware Fusion 7.1.0 on Mac OS 10.10.1 Yosemite. Every evening, I send my iMac to sleep. The next morning the mac usually sits in login mask - so it has rebooted. After login, I get "sleep ...
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MacBook Pro does not go into sleep mode after upgrading to Yosemite

I have a MacBook Pro 13″ and after I had upgraded to Yosemite the device does't go in sleep mode when I want it (anything is disconnected from the device). I went to energy power savings to change my ...
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Removing FileVault2 key from memory on lid close

I would like to know, how to remove FileVault2 keys from memory, when I close the lid on my Macbook pro 15" running Yosemite. It works, when I leave the computer as it slowly goes into standby by ...
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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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MacBook Pro 13 doesn't fall asleep when the lid closed

I have a late 2012 MacBook Pro 13'. I've faced a strange problem: my Macbook does NOT switch into sleep mode when the lid closed. Same when open the lid - it does not wake. Instead of closing/opening ...
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When Mac Sleeps…it wakes with monitor displaying garbage and have to force reboot

Sometimes when my iMac (desktop) sleeps I "wake" it and the display has multi-colored garbage everywhere. I can't do anything but force a shut down and reboot where it does fine with the exception of ...
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Weird Yosemite Sleep Behavior

Since upgrading to Yosemite, I am having weird issues with sleep mode on my MacBook (mid-2011). Whenever my MacBook goes to sleep, it begins beeping (similar to POST codes on PCs) every 1-2 seconds, ...
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My Password wasn't working, I had to hard reset the computer twice, what happened?

Environment: Yosemite MBA mid 2012 Full Disk Encryption Screen was locked Sequence of events: Moved finger on trackpad to wake up. Tried entering password, dozens of times, making sure about ...
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MacBook Pro Retina takes a few seconds to power on display after sleep

I recently upgraded from a March 2011 15" MacBook Pro to a 2014 15" MacBook Pro Retina and was disappointed that the wake from sleep is much slower on the new computer. Is there a way to speed this ...
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MacBook Pro going to sleep by itself because of watchdog daemon

For a couple of weeks, my Mac has been going to sleep by itself. This seems to happen more often when I'm running more stuff on my Mac (Chrome + Spotify + etc…) In my console, the message is the ...
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Run MacBook Pro with lid closed [duplicate]

Is there a simple setting to allow a MacBook to continue running with the lid shut? All signs that I found pointed to no supposedly due to concerns about overheating, but when docked, a MBP is able ...
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Macbook 13 inch - Screen Noise on attached display

I have a 13 Inch Macbook (2014) running Yosemite - the computer has been attached to an external dell monitor via the HDMI port. The screen works fine but on waking the computer from sleep, I see ...
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Macbook won't sleep with VGA monitor connected

My macbook pro will not sleep with a VGA monitor connected, via a MiniDisplayport to VGA adapter. When I close the lid, all of the windows shift over to the second screen, and the light on the macbook ...
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Black Screen of Semi-Death after Sleep/Fast User Switching

On occasion, I get a "black screen of death" where the mouse cursor is visible and working, but no amount of mouse or keyboard activity will wake the machine back up. This typically happens after ...
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Early 2008 Mac Pro Random wake up and other oddities

When I first purchased the machine in 2008 it ran flawlessly under Tiger I believe was the OS at the time. Ever since I upgraded to later iterations of OS X, my machine would randomly wake up from ...
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Intermittent Static / Garbage External Display On Wake and Boot? Picture included

Intermittently (relatively frequent) when the MacBook wakes from sleep and it kicks the external displays on, one or all of them may be fuzzy like this. I have one display in a Thunderbolt port, and ...
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Network Drive disconnect prompt on wake

I'm investigating bringing OS X onto our windows network at the moment, which, despite a few hiccups, has been going pretty well! (A lot better than some of my colleagues suggested it would!). I've ...
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MacBook Air sleep with external monitor attached

I would like my MacBook Air running Yosemite to sleep once I close the lid, even if an external monitor is attached. Before Yosemite this could be achieved with sudo nvram boot-args=iog=0x0. This has ...
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My computer logs out and sleeps after two or three songs play on itunes

Recently I did some updating on my computer just to make the display better, change sleep length (extended, not shortened), and to add hot corners. Well, now when we play up to two or three songs ...
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Weird behaviour, During the night, Mac wakes every hour on it's own and does this - log attached, any idea why?

This pattern repeats once every hour? 12/12/2014 04:20:59.000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: RTC (Alarm) 12/12/2014 04:20:59.000 kernel[0]: RTC: SleepService 2014/12/12 04:20:59, sleep 2014/12/12 03:21:01 ...
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Force Mac OSX to restart instead of waking up

Whenever I put my MacBook to sleep and then let it run out of battery, it takes a very long time (5-10 minutes) to wake up and let me log in, and then it runs slowly for 15-30 minutes after that. This ...
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Macbook wakes up immediately (OHC1)

I have problems with my white unibody MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009, 10.10.1) - it can't go to sleep. I've read dozens of forum threads and could not fix it: I've reseted PRAM/NVRAM. I've disconnected ...
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Prevent StandBy closing MacBook lid during no power connection but Display connected

I have currently no power connection to my MacBook Air, but I have a Display connected. I want to close the lid and only work on my external display. So I want to prevent my MacBook going to StandBy ...
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Intermittent Keyboard Failure when Waking from Sleep

So after a pretty catastrophic failure (see: Yosemite Upgrades: Lost and Broken User Accounts ) I have reinstalled Yosemite on my old tower-style Mac Pro and begin the work of restoring from backups. ...