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How do I create an AppleScript that will quit an application at a specific time and then put the computer to sleep?

I've been toying around with AppleScript and Automator to get this thing to work, but I just can't seem wrap my head around it. If anyone could show me an example or give me some tips on how I can set ...
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How can I tell the difference between display sleep vs. computer sleep on my MacBook Air (Late 2010)?

How can I tell the difference between the entire computer sleeping and only the display sleeping? I'm trying to diagnose sleep problems, and one of the basic things I need to know is the difference ...
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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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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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What is the correct way to prevent MacBook Pro (mid-2010) from sleeping on lid close?

I have MacBook Pro 13" mid-2010 (MacBookPro7,1), and sometimes I need it to work with the lid closed (long compilations, etc. while I'm on the go). I have tried InsomniaX, but it has no effect. I ...
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Prevent a Mac from waking up from keyboard or mouse?

I put my PowerMac at work to sleep so that I can use Wake-on-LAN to do remote work on it. However the office cleaner often touches the keyboard or the mouse button unintentionally. So the question is: ...
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Keep MacBook Pro awake in a clamshell mode + HDMI switcher setup

I'm running a setup with the latest Retina MacBook Pro, a Windows desktop and a single external monitor. Both machines are outputting display to a HDMI switcher, which connects to the monitor. I can ...
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SSH to Macbook works when lid closed (and plugged in to power)

I noticed that my PuTTY session to my MacBook (which is now on Mavericks 10.9.3) seems to stay alive with the clamshell closed so long as the power cable is plugged in to the laptop. This can be seen ...
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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 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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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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On/Off vs. Sleep Mode

The new retina MacBook Pro is boot so quickly that if I don't use it for even 5 minutes it doesn't make a difference to me whether I shut the computer down or sleep it. What is the best option for ...
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MacBook is sleeping despite being set to “never” sleep

My 13" MacBook (late 2006) is set to never sleep but after about 3 hours the whole computer still goes to sleep. Lid is always UP. Power Adapter is plugged in and indicator light is green when ...
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Is there a way to make my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard hibernate with a keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to hibernate at all? I know if the battery dies when it's sleeping it hibernates, but is there a way to go directly to hibernate with a keyboard shortcut?
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Mac Pro unexpectedly powers off

We have a new Mac Pro (3.6 GHz) running MacOSX 10.9.3 that unexpectedly powers off. We've taken it in for service twice and the Geniuses were not able to reproduce the issue and the hardware ...
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Why is Mavericks forcing a password reset on every lock screen?

I just upgraded to Mavericks. Now, every time I wake it up from the lock screen or standby and proceed to type in my password it rejects it. To get back in I have to select "switch user", then type ...
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Why does my MacBook Air 2013 wake from sleep every minute on Mavericks?

I'm having issues with my MacBook Air 2013 waking from sleep into Dark Wake every minute since I upgraded to Mavericks. Whenever it's been to sleep and goes into standby it keeps waking up. This is ...
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Mac wakes up from sleep every night and then goes back to sleep immediately

I've had my Mac Mini for about six months now. Every night, I put it to Sleep rather than shutting it down. Since about two weeks ago, the Mac Mini wakes up from sleep around 1 to 3 am, once a night, ...
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How do I stop my 2013 Macbook Air from putting the computer to sleep?

I've been fiddling with my new Haswell macbook air (with Mountain Lion), and there's a difference between the "energy saver" settings on my macbook vs my 2011 iMac. On my iMac, there's a "Computer ...
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Is it necessary to eject an external drive before sleeping? [duplicate]

I have a question similar to a previous one about ejecting before shutting down. Is it necessary or recommended practice to eject external drives before putting a Mac to sleep, whether it be via an ...
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Why does my mac take 60-90 seconds to wake up?

Recently (in the past month or 2) my Mac (2012 Macbook Pro 13 inch) will take at least a minute to 90 seconds to wake up from being asleep. It usually happens when it is asleep overnight and. When ...
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Can I manually put an external hard disk to sleep?

Is it possible to manually put an external hard disk to sleep? Right now, I've already got "Put the hard disks to sleep when possible" checkmarked in the Energy Saver preference pane, and so they ...
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How do I stop my MacBook Pro from randomly freezing when trying to go to sleep?

My 2011 MacBook Pro has been having a problem occasionally where I put it to sleep, but it continues to run. Later when I go use it again, I realize that it was on the whole time (usually inside my ...
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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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Is it ok to set the MacBook Pro to never sleep when plugged in?

I'm having some issues with my remote desktop software and the Wake-on-LAN feature. On that note, is it ok to set the MacBook Pro (17" 2009 unibody) to never sleep when plugged in? Am I somehow ...
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New MacBook Pro won't wake from sleep without restart

My girlfriend's new MacBook Pro will sometimes seem not to wake up from sleep. No amount of spacebar hits, enters, clicks, etc. seem to awake the computer. She's resorted to hard restarting the ...
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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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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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How do I stop my Mac OS X from going to sleep? [duplicate]

In settings, I don't see a way to stop the PC from going to sleep.
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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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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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Are there any reasons to turn off MacBook Pro instead of just sleeping it?

I do not completely turn off my MacBook Pro and I only sleep it. Are there any limitations to consider when doing this for several months in a row?
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My 2,5 year old Macbook Pro wakes from sleep every other hour after installing Mavericks

Okay so, I own a 2,5 year old (Early 2011) Macbook Pro which works just fine. After the release of Mavericks I decided to reinstall it from scratch since I had been upgrading it step-by-step since ...
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How to delay hibernation after sleep in Mac mini?

When I press a power button on my Mac mini, it goes to sleep mode and when I press it again, it turns on very quickly. However, after a longer sleep, it hibernates. How can I make this delay longer? ...
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Mac mini stops blinking in standby

I'm on Macmini6,2 with current firmware and 10.8.4. When I send it to sleep it starts its on and off fading status LED thing to indicate it is now asleep. When I come back a few hours later, it is ...
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MacBook Air awakes in the night (when a sleep)?

Just curious, i have a old USB mouse connected to my MacBook Air. I noticed that in the middle of the night (when the cover is closed an MBA is a sleep). The LED (red) inside the mouse is turned on ...
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What is the difference between pmset and systemsetup sleep options?

On my MacBook Air 2013 (Mountain Lion): pmset has the following sleep settings: $ pmset -g ... disksleep 10 sleep 1 displaysleep 2 while systemsetup has the ...
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detect powernap from the command line

I like to plug in my macbook and SSH to it from my Windows machine to take advantage of my 27" monitors, and do work in the shell and in Vim. Now i know that supposedly the machine is capable of ...
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How to cut message “This computer has been scheduled to go to sleep automatically” and send it to sleep immediately?

It's about a Mac mini connected to a touchscreen running at public school, displaying a browser in kiosk mode. I want the Mac to go to scheduled sleep after school is over. Energy Saving PrefPane lets ...
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Icons and other graphics have strange colored strips after waking Macbook

I am running OS X Lion on a late 2008 model Macbook (not pro). From time to time, usually when left on and unattended, the battery gets low and it goes into sleep mode. I kick myself for letting it ...
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How to configure OS X for exhibitions

I need to configure a Mac Mini and OS X for use in exhibitions so that it: boots when power switches on (or wake on LAN) starts Safari in full-screen mode suppresses closing Safari and/or showing ...
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Mountain Lion drops internet when waking

Since updating to Mountain Lion I lose my internet connection every time that my 24 inch Mid 2007 awakens from sleep. It doesn't occur when going to sleep or during but only on activating it again. ...
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Prompting personal warning before putting my Macbook Pro to sleep

I carry my Macbook Pro (15" Retina, Mid 2012 with Mt. Lion) between my work and home. It is connected to an external HDD as a Time Machine. I always forget to properly eject the HDD before putting my ...
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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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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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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 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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Chrome tabs being cut off in small viewing area after wake from sleep

I've had a recurring issue since last week where I wake from sleep on a new external monitor, and several of my already-open Chrome tabs have their content resized (i.e. into a 600x600 viewing area). ...
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I have a MacBook (2008) that sleeps as soon as you put in a battery

This MacBook runs perfectly without a battery. Putting in a genuine new and aa genuine used battery does the same thing. The screen goes dark, you can still see the screen for a second and then it's ...
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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 ...