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 wakes on scheduled power event that recreates itself every day

At 2:14 every morning, my Mac wakes. Looking at the logs, I see it's a scheduled event, but nothing shows up in System Preferences > Power. When I go to terminal, and run pmset -g sched, I see ...
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iMac sleeping even when set to never sleep

Running 10.7.5, I've got a fairly new iMac (6 months old) 27", set to never sleep, yet when I got in to work this morning it was asleep. How to fix this? Output from pmset -g in Terminal: Active ...
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My Mac show a login screen on a spinning cube which keeps on spinning

My 2009 iMac with Lion keeps on getting stuck everytime my son's limited time ends and the computer subsequently wakes up from sleep. How to reproduce In other words, my son has a limited usage ...
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Macbook Pro 13 won't sleep (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)

So my Macbook Pro early 2011 13inch won't go to sleep. I've tried both manually and closing the lid. Also tried in Safe Mode, which worked as normal. Seems to be a software problem. When the lid is ...
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iMac OS 10.8 sleeps even when set to never sleep

This is new behavior within the last month. I have the iMac set to never sleep so that I can access it via Logmein remotely. But the last several weeks the machine goes completely to sleep. Any ...
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sleep, screensaver and Filevault

I am mystified: first, I have an iMac and a mbp, both running mountain lion. In System Preferences > Security > General > Require Password after sleep or screensaver, I can adjust the time to 4 hours ...
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Calendar Alarm While Machine Sleeps

I have a handful of Calendar Alarms I created in Automator to run at various times on my MacBook Pro (mainly overnight). However, it looks like if the machine is sleep then the Calendar Alarm is ...
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What is the relationship between Lion's Resume feature and Safe Sleep?

I have disabled the "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps" checkbox in the General preferences pane in Lion, but after a recent sudden power loss (no battery) my iMac restarted in exactly ...
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Scrambled screen when going out of sleep

With my 2011 MBP, when connected to my external screen I always encounter an issue when waking up from sleep mode, if the lid was closed (and only if lid is closed from what my tests show). To ...
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Shortcut key to make my macbook sleep? [duplicate]

Is there a shortcut key to make a macbook sleep? Sometimes I want to save time and just use the shortcut key to put it to sleep.
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How can I get OS X to challenge me for password after sleep?

I'm running version 10.6.8. Where do I go to enable password challenge after sleep?
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Lion sleep (or hibernate) closes all applications [closed]

[Disclaimer: I'm not an avid OS X user so I don't probably use the exact terminology or language] I had a Mac Pro with Snow Leopard at work and I usually don't turn it off when going home. The next ...
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Prevent MacBook Pro from going to sleep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid? I would like to prevent my MacBook Pro (2009 version) from going to sleep when I close it. I ...
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SSD Sleep or Shut Down?

I have a MacBook Pro with SSD drive. I am concerned that leaving it on (closing the lid when not in use) will wear out the SSD drive quicker than fully shutting the system off. The boot up time is ...
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How to fix a Macbook that does not always draw its internal screen after waking from sleep and having unplugged external display while asleep?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro (Retina) which I mostly use on my desk. The computer is "docked" via a Thunderbolt display, and additionally a third-party DVI display, which I have hooked up via an Apple ...
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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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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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Enable “standby mode” for MacBook Pros

I can't get my 2012 13" MacBook Pro to standby (note: NOT regular sleep, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4392). My pmset -g results are: Active Profiles: Battery Power -1 AC Power -1* ...
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Any way to put Mac mini to sleep remotely?

I use a Mac mini as a music centre connected to my stereo system (among other things). I control it remotely using apps such as Remote by Apple, Rowmote, and Remoteless (for Spotify), both on my ...
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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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sleepimage file size

I'm planning a clean install of my MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6 and I want to make a partition (among others) only for the sleepimage file. Here's the problem: the partition's size. I know that this ...
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How do I prevent my iMac from sleeping while media is being played or streamed?

I know this problem has been around for a while. With the release of Mountain Lion Macs got the bad habit of falling to sleep when they are not used by a human. My iMac falls to sleep when I walk ...
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Can I prevent a remote Mac from entering sleep via a remote ssh connection?

Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion, i've the feeling my Mac (early 2008 iMac) goes to sleep randomly when i'm connected through SSH. It's there a way I can prevent my Mac to go to sleep when i'm ...
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Can I continue downloading Mountain Lion In Sleep Mode?

I am downloading OSX Mountain Lion via the App Store however it is taking a while, will it continue downloading in sleep mode?
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Mid 2010 MacBook Pro Won't Wake Up

I recently purchased my first Mac. It's a mid-2010 MBP (bought it off craigslist). At first, I absolutely loved the simplicity of the OS. When I decided to upgrade to Lion, I began to loathe the ...
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Which popular apps prevent sleep on Mac OS X?

The main reason a Mac won't go to sleep is because of a 3rd party app. If there was a list of popular apps that have been known to cause sleep issues, it would make debugging this issue easier. Which ...
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MacBook Air (mid 2011) running OS X 10.7.2 won't stay asleep

I'm running OS X 10.7.2 on a MacBook Air (mid-2011). The computer seems to be waking itself up from sleep. If I go from the black apple in the menu bar and set it to sleep, it wakes up in about 10 ...
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Should my iMac hibernate automatically

I've got a 2009 iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo) and I've noticed that the disks never sleep. I ran a power monitor and the iMac is using a third of our electricity every day! I've checked via pmset that ...
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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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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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Wake Other Computers from Mac OSX

Is there a terminal command within Mac OSX that will allow me to use WOL (Wake On LAN) to wake up other computers? Windows has wolcmd, is there an equivalent within OSX? I am trying to wake a ...
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How can I make the power button on my MacBook run a custom script?

I'm running OS 10.7.5 on an October 2008 unibody MacBook, and I would like to somehow get my computer to run a script whenever I press the power button, instead of prompting me if I want to turn my ...
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Keeping MacBook Pro on Sleep Mode for days

I usually use my MacBook Pro for programming purposes and is mostly open about 14 hours a day, with 2-3 hours being plugged in until the charging is complete and then I disconnect from power ...
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Force hibernate (deep sleep) in OSX 10.8(.2)

How can you force the computer (in this case a laptop [rMBP]) into the "hibernate" state where it writes the RAM to the HDD/SSD so that the battery can last for the advertised 30 days. I know that ...
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Keep backing up when I put machine to sleep?

I use Time Machine, with an external hard drive connected by USB, to back up my MBA. If Time Machine is in the middle of backing up my drive and I close the lid of my computer, Time Machine will stop ...
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MBP won’t wake up from sleep

I have this strange problem with my early-2011 MacBook Pro, running on OS X 10.6.8: as of a month or so, sometimes it does’t wake up from sleep unless I press the power button for a longer period ...
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Preventing Remote Desktop from reconnecting to lost connections after waking

Throughout a given work day, I alternate between my Windows 7 desktop and MacBook Air, using my PC via Microsoft Remote Desktop on my Mac. When I swap from my Mac to my PC, I simply close my Mac's lid ...
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How to fix MacBook, not reconnecting to wireless network on wakeup?

MacBook Air 11" - Mid 2011 My MacBook is not reconnecting to the wireless network on wakeup. Is there a setting or something that I'm missing?
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Energy Saver preferences keep breaking

This is a new question related to a question I asked previously. MacBook is sleeping despite being set to "never" sleep Basically, the MacBook would sleep after 3 hours despite the ...
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MBP Mid 2009 thinks the lid is closed permanently

As the title suggests I have a mid 2009 MBP that has started behaving as if the lid is permanently closed. It started happening while the machine was on with the AC plugged in, it was in use and ...
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mouse move wakes up sleeping mac.. how to prevent?

When the cleaning man has been by my desk then my computer wakes up from sleep. How can I make it insensitive to mouse movements?
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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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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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What is preventing my Macbook Pro 2012 from going to sleep?

the other day i open my MacBook Pro mid 2012 for upgrading my ram, everything was ok, but when i closed it i notice that when i close the lid nothing happens. The apple on the lid remain on and the ...
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iMac behaves inconsistently when waking from long periods of inactivity

I have a late 2012 model iMac with OS X Mavericks installed. When I go to wake the iMac after a long period of inactivity (2 days for example) it behaves in one of two ways: Sometimes the iMac wakes ...
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There's a “Change what happens when you close the laptop lid” setting in Windows. Is there an equivalent in OS X?

In Windows one can usually choose between Do nothing, Sleep, Hibernate. The Macbook, however, doesn't seem to have this setting. It'll always go to sleep. I would like to set it to "Do nothing" to ...
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Screensaver after morning wake

I would like the screen saver (which shows family photos) to launch each morning when the computer wakes in the morning. I used the Energy Saver option to sleep the computer each night and to wake it ...
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Mac won't show screen

Since the beginning of today, the time now being midday, I've been having issues with my MacBook Pro. Even when I closed everything it refuses to work. Basically when I close the lid, everything is ...
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Software Recommendation for iOS app to wake Ubuntu computer with MAC Address

I have an Ubuntu media server set up. Currently, I can only wake it up remotely from a Terminal command on my Macbook Pro: alias wakeserver="cd ; ~/bin/wakeonlan -f ServerMACAddress.txt ; cd -;" ...